The course is aimed at senior players (aged over 16) who are of intermediate, intermediate plus or advanced standard.
If you’re unsure whether you qualify, then watch the video above, or click here to read my post which includes my definition of intermediate standard. I’m sorry but we cannot accept beginners onto the course because we cannot spend the time with them that is required. It just wouldn’t be fair to the other players to tie up a coach full time coaching and feeding these players.
Ideally the course suits players who are already members of league clubs. But, there are many players who have taken the decision to play socially and I welcome your applications too, providing you meet the standard. I know of many players who have already attended my courses who are very good players and prefer to play competitively with friends rather than in clubs. That’s fine with me.
Whenever I receive an application I will phone you to run through your application and clarify what you know. From our discussion, we’ll both know whether you are ready for the course.
We regularly receive applications from players from Europe. So far, we have taken bookings for players traveling from the following countries:
Where possible, I will arrange to personally collect you from Manchester Airport and drive you to Lilleshall. Following the course, I will return you to the airport to catch your flight home (subject to timings). NOTE: This is subject to numbers of players and availability and should not be considered a guarantee with a booking. We will discuss by phone and if I cannot collect you then I will suggest alternative transport arrangements from Birmingham Airport which of course will be at your cost. Booking early for a course will always give you the best chance of securing collection from the airport by me.
The cost of the weekend is £289 per person and includes:
- 2 Full Days of Coaching as outlined above (minimum 12 hours)
- Saturday 9am prompt start, 6pm finish (break for lunch)
- Sunday 9am prompt start, 4pm finish (break for lunch)
- Saturday Night Accommodation (single ensuite rooms, twin / doubles also available)
- Saturday Lunch, Dinner & refreshment breaks
- Sunday Breakfast, Lunch & refreshment breaks
Venue: Lilleshall National Sports Centre, Shropshire, TF10 9AT
For those who prefer to arrive on the Friday night, Bed & Breakfast accommodation is available for an additional £62.50 per person and must be pre-booked either via us, or direct with Lilleshall.
If you wish to have dinner on Friday as well, please note that it is only served between 6.30pm & 8pm. You will also need to pre-book it direct with Lilleshall, then settle it direct on the night currently at a cost of approx. £15 per person.
What’s The Application Process?
Simply click the ‘Apply’ button.
I will then give you a call so you can tell me about your level of badminton and what you are looking to achieve from the course.
Once accepted on to the course, you will receive an invoice and request for either a £100 deposit or full payment (depending how close to the next course you’ve applied). When your payment is received, this secures your place on the course. A further email is sent to you either requesting a final payment or to send your information pack.
The pack contains lots of information about the weekend from directions to Lilleshall, meal times, checking in and lots more nice to know things. Please read it. The countdown has then begun to welcoming you to Lilleshall, either on Friday night when I tend to meet early attendees in the bar, or Saturday morning at breakfast or in the sports hall. It’s always good to get to know players prior to the course commencing, and usually the Friday night provides a great opportunity to answer player’s questions and relax them by going through some of the content.