About The Weekend Course
The easiest and lasting route to improving your badminton skills is through coaching. For many, coaching sessions once a week or once a month are fine but sometimes they don’t give you the impetus to make that major breakthrough you’re looking for.
So why not try an altogether different approach and immerse yourself in badminton over a weekend with like-minded players?
We began running badminton coaching weekends for players like you in September 2010. The courses have proved immensely popular with intermediate and advanced players alike and the feedback from the attendees has confirmed how much they enjoyed the course and thought it was professionally run.
The sole objective of my weekend coaching program is to help you develop as a player both technically and tactically. Most, if not all players will arrive hoping to resolve either a major challenge or frustrating element of their game. This could be anything from returning serve, footwork or hitting backhand clears. It’s important that we know what these issues are and resolve them for you during the weekend. “I design each course around your wants and your needs as a player.”
When you apply for the course I will ask specific questions so that I understand the key areas you feel are weak and need improvement. All of your, and the other attendees comments are recorded. I then use this information to design each element of the weekend. I personally telephone every player to ensure I understand exactly what you want.
“I want you to leave this coaching weekend confident that you are a much better player and you’ve overcome your biggest badminton challenge. I want this to be the best coaching experience of your life.” Paul.
Each course is therefore designed with you in mind – to improve your skills and techniques. There are many players who will testify that every course is different.
Why? Simply because I have to ensure that yours and other player’s needs are catered for. Every attendee has a personal agenda and it’s important this is respected and met as fully as possible. We frequently have players returning for more coaching because they have absorbed what we have taught them and wish to continue their development for various reasons. Some are looking to challenge for a place in a higher team, some to retain their place in a team and others just wish to improve to beat their friends.
No matter what your badminton aspirations are, we aim to make it happen for you.
But…this is not a fitness training weekend.
I must stress now that we do not cover fitness training in our courses. You cannot get fit in a weekend and there are better places, such as the local gym, to gain the knowledge and use of equipment for this purpose. However, you will be pushed hard so expect to be very tired by the end of the first day. Day two is a lot easier physically as it’s designed to focus on mid court and forecourt skills.
It would be beneficial for you to be quite fit bearing in mind you will be on court hitting shuttles and feeding another player for 7 hours on day one. As I said, you will be physically tired. But, you can rest whenever you like and there are plenty of breaks. In other words, you can work at your own pace. We have had terrific feedback from the players. You can read what some of them had to say below and by clicking here to view over 80 reviews on the testimonials page.