Solent Eagles: a social badminton club with a competitive side
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Solent Eagles Junior Coaching Club is a ‘Clubmark’ accredited club and takes place on Saturday Mornings at West Totton Community Centre between 9am – 2pm.

It is split into three sessions over the course of the morning based on ability and caters for all standards from first picking up a racket up to county and county development.  All three sessions are run in a 3 court sports hall and every session has on average 4 qualified coaches. All sessions are done on a pay per visit basis so no big upfront fees!

Each Junior coaching session is run by Badminton England accredited coaches and on average we have 4 coaches at each session, so we have a very good coach to player ratio.

All coaches are friendly, experienced league players who are looking to help build the next generation of badminton players.

As we also have an Adult club, Juniors who need an extra challenge can be invited to adult club nights to play against Seniors. We carefully mentor Juniors who show potential to progress to County level and beyond so that they have every chance of reaching their full potential

We usually accept Juniors from the age of 7, however we will assess on a case by case basis, so please bring your child along to our Saturday session to discuss.

When joining the club we take full contact information so that we can contact parents about upcoming events and also in case of any injuries. Parents are not required to stay during the session however are welcome to. Alternatively parents are welcome to relax with a coffee and breakfast at the onsite Sports Bar, GAME ON.

To help players feel part of the club community Solent Eagles branded club T-Shirts and Hoodies are available to purchase at the club. There is no dress code, but please wear sports trainers with non-marking (white) soles.

Sessions

Beginners
9am-10am – £3.50 per session

In this session we focus on the basic building blocks of badminton such as the serves, basic shot-work and hand-eye co-ordination, footwork and rules. We normally ask all new players to come to this session for their first week for assessment unless we already know how they play.

Intermediate
10am – 11.30am – £5.00 per session

In this session we focus more on technique, placement and tactical play as well as more game like conditioning

Advanced
11.30am – 1pm – £5.00 per session

This session contains our highest level players including several county and county development players. The main focus in this session is on accuracy under pressure, tactical play and speed work

Advanced Match Practice
1pm – 2pm – £2.00 per session

This new session is for our most advanced players and acts as an extra hour of pure gameplay so that they can add another hour of on court training. No coaching, just games partnering and going against coaches

Here are some links that you may find of interest

www.badmintonengland.co.ukHome to British Badminton

www.centralsports.co.ukGreat Website for Badminton Equipment

www.carltonsports.comA top Badminton equipment brand

www.westgatebadmintoncentre.co.ukFor information about tournaments happening in Winchester

www.hampshirebadminton.co.ukHome to Hampshire Badminton

Wednesday night club is our social clubnight and is open to all of our members. The focus here is on the fun side of badminton and is often ended by a visit to the onsite bar ‘the players rest’. We play at West Totton Community Centre 8pm – 10pm on two courts

Saturday Mornings host our very successful ‘Clubmark’ accredited junior club for children between 7 and 17-years-old. We run over three sessions split into beginners, intermediate and advanced sessions between 9am-1pm. We play at West Totton Community Centre. Please click on ‘juniors’ for more detailed information

Sunday Nights is our adult league clubnight which is open to our adult league players as well as our reserves so that they can practice ready for matches. During Season (typically October – April) two courts are used for our home matches and the other two courts are available for clubnight and during the summer we have all four courts. We play at Totton Recreation Centre at 6.20pm – 9pm on 4 courts.