Rushey Mead at the Double

Rushey Mead Primary School achieved their second win in Leicester City Community Badminton Network’s series of primary badminton tournaments. 8 pairs from both Rushey Mead and Sandfield Close took part in a badminton doubles contest at Beaumont Leys School. Both schools had 100% turnout and the event was well supported by parents.

The quarter finals provided two exciting ties with Rushey’s Moksh Handa and Saraanhusen Sabirhusen edging Sandfield’s Arian Basra and Shiv Dattani 15-14, and Sandfields’ Sonia Shah and Dhavina Patel going through by the same score against Rushey’s Abinaya Rajenthiram and Malakai Dunn.

In the semi finals Moksh Handa and Saraanhusen Sabirhusen overpowered team mates Bhavik Arvind and Bagirdan Dharmalingam, whilst Palupreet Kaur and Cameron Rahman from Rushey Mead had a much harder task in beating Sonia Shah and Dhavina Patel.

In an all Rushey Mead final, Palupreet Kaur and Cameron Rahman relied heavily on the quality of their serve to gain points. However, in the rallies, Moksh Handa and Saraanhusen Sabirhusen were dominant, running out winners 21-9.

Greg Howes

Leicester City Badminton Coaching & Development Officer

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