Wednesday the 27th saw the Westgate Centre host a very special evening of badminton as non-other than the world no.4 mixed doubles pair Chris and Gabby Adcock took to the courts in a terrific display of sportsmanship and fun.

Over 250 people bought tickets to the event that would see the pair face off against some of the best young talent that Hampshire and England had to offer, as well as giving players the chance to meet the couple and ask questions about their time playing badminton.

In what would trn out to be an evening full of smiles, Chris and Gabby began by rallying alongside players before doing an autograph session and then finally playing some tight games with members from the national youth squad.

The evnt was attended by children and parents of all ages and abilities, who sat alongside the court in awe as the players delivered a textbook display of how badminton is played at a wrold class level.

We here at the centre would like to thank Chris and Gabby for being such wonderful ambasadors to the game, and look forward to welcoming them again at some point in the future.