Mauchline’s Adam Hall’s wins were not enough as Scotland failed to progress past the group stages of the European Mixed Team Championships in Finland.

Scotland qualified for the tournament at the end of 2020 and it was the first time since 2015 that the national team has made it to the final stages.

Hall had a mixed bag of results in Finland starting off the competition with a loss to Germany in the mixed pairs with Julie MacPherson.

In those games against Germany, he also lost the pairs with Christopher Grimley as Scotland succumbed to a 4-1 defeat.

The latter pairing picked up an important win in their next game against Finland, with Scotland beating the hosts 3-2 to pick up the country’s first win of the tournament.

However, it was the reverse score line against Denmark that saw the Scots fall out of the competition despite Hall winning both his matches against the Danes.

Speaking to the Chronicle, Hall said: “Individually, it was kind of up and down, I didn’t get off to the best of starts against the German or Finnish teams we played in the first two rounds.

“It was quite a difficult hall to get used to to start with, so we didn’t really feel like we got into a rhythm at any point.

“The Denmark games were a really good performance from me personally, so we are really happy with that because we have been training really hard.”

Hall was not the only member of the Scotland squad from Mauchline with Holly Newall being from the area as well.

Hall credits Mauchline Badminton Club for the creation of so many great badminton players.

“My times in Mauchline games hall where I started is probably my fondest memories of badminton and it started the love of the game I have now. I can’t imagine what my life would be like now if I hadn’t started going to Mauchline Badminton Club aged four.

“Tommy Mulgrew and the other coaches wanted the best for everyone that came to the club and they had unrelenting will for us to get better, it is the reason why me and Holly are doing so well now.”