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England squad set to go again in Thailand

It is the second of the Thailand events for our England squad this week and they cannot wait to get back onto court.

Not just because they have hardly been able to leave their hotel rooms for the majority of their time in Bangkok, but it was a long year to get to this point, so they are only too aware how fortunate they are to be able to be back competing on the world stage.

The TOYOTA Thailand Open gets underway on Tuesday and sees our six England players return to the court just days after their YONEX Thailand Open quest came to an end.

First up on day one, women’s doubles duo Lauren Smith and Chloe Birch face Malaysia’s Vivian Hoo and Yap Cheng Wen.

The other players begin their journey in the tournament on Wednesday, with a tough test for Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge in the men’s doubles.

They face Indonesian second seeds, Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan.

Ellis plays twice, with a mixed clash alongside Smith as they face Malaysian pair Tan Kian Meng and Lai Pei Jing.

Ben Lane and Sean Vendy also face tough opposition in fifth seeds Fajar Alfian and Muhammad Rian Ardianto from Indonesia.


There are certainly some tough clashes in the draw, but our players are prepared and will give it everything this week.