Special Guest: Jo Pavey

The club welcomed Jo Pavey to its club night on 21/05/19. Jo a 5x Olympian and patron of the EEDSAD (Exeter and East Devon Sports Association for the Disabled) visited the club alongside Lord’s Taveners who presented Racqueteers player Hayden, with his new bespoke sports wheelchair.


Jo stayed for the duration of the session and got heavily involved, even choosing to play in a wheelchair. She was put to the test with wheelchair sprints followed by very competitive games of badminton.


“It is remarkable how you can multitask of wheeling and playing at the same time. I can’t get the hang of moving as well as concentrating on hitting the shuttlecock!”


Jo was impressed with the standard of play and had a lot of fun.


A great evening was had by all.