Chambers siblings out to boost Games bid with glory in Lisburn
The Forza Ulster Open takes place this weekend at the National Badminton Centre in Lisburn.
Sinead Chambers from Lisburn's Alpha Club will be going for her fifth women's doubles title in a row when she defends the crown with Jennie King, a partnership that has already won this season's Connacht and Munster trophies.
Sinead (24) will also defend the mixed doubles title with her brother, Ciaran.
They won the Munster title and have recently been in good form and Sinead confirms that the Commonwealth Games in 2018 in Australia is on their minds.
"I have reduced my hours as a physio to part-time in order to spend more time on court playing and training with Ciaran and he has been in good form playing in the men's doubles, partnering our Alpha clubmate Stuart Lightbody," she said
There is a strong southern presence in the increased entry, led by exciting prospect Nhat Nguyen - the European Under-17 champion - from the Badminton Ireland Academy, who is the top seed in the men's singles.