Macc lad Matt out to make history
Continued from back “I’m just trying to do my best for the team.
“I’ve played a lot of top pairs as well so that can only help my game. It does put a little bit more pressure on you when you go to the bigger tournaments but you get used to that playing in the NBL.
“Our doubles would be stronger, even though our singles player has been one of the players of the season for us. In most of our matches, the doubles players have really performed.
“I know we’ve definitely had the biggest crowd over the season at every single home match so hopefully if there’s a large number down at the final again, that will give us a bit of an advantage.”
However, whether Surrey Smashers win or lose, Nottingham is adamant that the competition has helped him immensely.
“I definitely feel like I’m moving forward with my badminton, definitely over the last six months,” he added. “My speed around the court has got a lot better and that is down to the National Badminton League.
“It’s Olympic qualifying this season, so it’ll always be that little bit tougher with the people you come up against. I’m just looking to win as many games as I can, including Finals Day.”
The UK’s first ever National Badminton League (NBL) season comes to a thrilling finale on Sunday, 7 June, at K2 Crawley. Tickets are now available at national badmintonleague. co.uk
●● Matt Nottingham