Surrey Smashers fans will be treated to a real world class experience on Monday evening as a total of five current and former Olympic stars are confirmed to appear at Surrey Sports Park in the AJ Bell National Badminton League.
The much anticipated home court return of Smashers captain Chris Langridge will see him partner with fellow Rio 2016 star Gabby Adcock, with the pair being pitched against Gabby's husband and world top 10 partner Chris and London 2012 bronze medallist Nina Vislova in the mixed doubles.
Under the new NBL rules stating that players can play up to two matches on one night, Adcock will kick off the match-night alongside Sophie Brown in the women's doubles, facing Vislova and Jess Pugh.
Sam Parsons and Kieran Merrilees go head-to-head in the men's singles, before we see a huge return to the NBL for fans' favourite Dean George who will pair with Langridge to take on Adcock and Adam Cwalina in the men's doubles.
Line Kjaersfeldt will be looking for her first Smashers win in her home debut in the women's singles against Li Lian Yang, completing the match-night 3 line-up.
Speaking to the official AJ Bell NBL website ahead of Monday's match-night, Gabby Adcock was calm and composed about going up against her husband for the first time in the competition: "I think it will be quite interesting, we (Chris and I) have played each other a few times at Indian Leagues and other competitions," she said.
"Obviously we're both competitive, we both want to win and put a point on the board for our teams, so I think it will be a tough match.
"Our schedule is still quite full-on, but the NBL is something different for us, and playing for a club is quite exciting for us. It's great to be a part of and we always want to win and do well."
There are still tickets available for the match-night, meaning you have a chance to watch some of the world's best badminton stars in action!
Don't forget that ticket holders will also get access to our exclusive Chris Langridge photo booth between 6-7pm, where you can have a photo with Chris and his Rio medal!
Junior badminton players can book onto our first ever Game Day Junior Camp too, with coaching from our community team and Smashers players plus match tickets included in the price! Click here for more information and to book.
Full order of play vs University of Nottingham Sport
WD: Gabby Adcock/Sophie Brown vs Nina Vislova/Jess Pugh
MS: Sam Parsons vs Kieran Merriles
MD: Chris Langridge/Dean George vs Chris Adcock/Adam Cwalina
WS: Line Kjaersfeldt vs Li Lian Yang
XD: Chris Langridge/Gabby Adcock vs Chris Adcock/Nina Vislova
Surrey Smashers fans will be treated to a night of top quality badminton on Monday evening as Rio 2016 bronze medal winners Chris Langridge and Marcus Ellis are set to go head-to-head in the 2016/17 AJ Bell National Badminton League.