We have a thriving junior coaching section of the club, which meets on Friday nights from 6-8 pm at Latymer Upper School, King Street, Hammersmith W6 9LR.
Please contact Marion Sugars for details (see committee page).
We are a “Clubmark”-approved club (now called “Premier Club status”), so coaches are CRB checked, and we subscribe to Badminton England’s recommendations re Child Protection.
We cater for boys and girls between the ages of 10 and 18 years.
Fully-qualified Badminton England coaches are in charge of each session, which is a mixture of coaching input and games. We are committed to helping every young person at our sessions improve and reach his/her full potential. We are also committed to instilling values of sportsmanship, good behaviour, fair play and respect for partners, opponents and officials.
As well as running our own regular tournaments, we keep our players informed about suitable outside tournaments, and any other opportunities which will help them to progress and enjoy their sport, such as County training and the London Youth Games. This includes regular opportunities for our more experienced juniors to participate in our adult club sessions.
Many of our players use their badminton activity as part of their “Duke of Edinburgh” award, and some ex-members return to offer their services as assistant coaches – sometimes also for “Duke of Edinburgh” award purposes, and sometimes as part of their own Coach award training. We actively encourage ex-members to stay in touch when they go to university, and visit whenever they are able.