Lilleshall Badminton Courts
This was a very busy program covering so many aspects of skill from attacking clears, backhand, to a multitude of hand skills around the net. Players were on court 6 hours a day and we had the luxury of using 8 courts which gave us plenty of court availability for games and some one-on-one coaching.
If I had to give out a prize for quote of the weekend Rich would easily win. Having just completed a rather difficult drill with me, all he could say was ****ing hell! Thanks Rich.
I was surprised and delighted at the attendance of the tactics and strategy video session held on Saturday night and even more surprised how few remained in the bar after we finished the session!
It was important to remember that badminton is a fun game. To lighten things up at times there were a few fun competitions with prizes for the winners and a lot of conditioned games.
Sadly, we had one major injury during the weekend, resulting in a trip to hospital. Our thoughts go out to Raj who despite properly warming up, ruptured his Achilles tendon playing a game during a break. Hopefully the surgery will be a success and we will see him on court again in the future.
Having been to Lilleshall a number of times, it was a pleasure to return and run my own badminton course – fulfilling a life time ambition. At the end of the weekend, during my final presentation with the players it dawned on me what we had just accomplished and it nearly became an embarrassing emotional moment! So thank you to everyone for helping me realise one of my ambitions!
Many thanks to all the players who attended. You worked really hard over the weekend. I really enjoyed working with you all, and was so touched by your comments at the end. I’m so pleased that you felt that we got it right in so many ways, delivering quality coaching at a pace that wasn’t too onerous.
You don’t need to take my word for it, here’s just a few of the comments already received…
Fantastic Weekend Paul! Can’t wait for the next one.
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