Badminton’s pace suits All Saints ace

Canning Times - - SPORT -

THE fast-paced and chal­leng­ing na­ture of badminton is ex­actly why Joanne Zheng loves the sport so much.

The young Can­ning Vale res­i­dent and All Saints Col­lege stu­dent also has the skills to back up her pas­sion, ranked 31st in the Badminton Australia Women’s Sin­gles Di­vi­sion and se­cur­ing a num­ber of first-place fin­ishes this year, in­clud­ing the ARe­serve Women’s Sin­gles and Women’s Dou­bles ti­tles at the 2018 LiveLighter Sil­ver Cup.

Next month Joanne will suit up in WA’s black and gold kit for the sec­ond con­sec­u­tive year after she was se­lected to com­pete at the 2018 Val Nes­bitt Tro­phy and Un­der-15 Aus­tralian Badminton Cham­pi­onships in NSW.

Joanne will be one of six WA play­ers in the teamor­i­ented Val Nes­bitt Tro­phy, whilst also com­pet­ing in­di­vid­u­ally as part of the cham­pi­onships.

She said she was look­ing for­ward to learn­ing more about the sport as she keeps work­ing on her dreams of play­ing at the Olympics.

“I re­ally en­joy mas­ter­ing new badminton tech­niques and com­pet­ing at this event will al­low me to ob­serve and learn from other play­ers,” she said.

The event will be held from Septem­ber 28 to Oc­to­ber 4.

Joanne Zheng is suit­ing up in the black and gold again.

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