Aspire Badminton Club

Inclusive Badminton For All

As part of membership, the Club provides free coaching on all aspects of badminton. All junior sessions are coached. The adults are coached on request.

Our Head Coach is able to provide 1-2-1 coaching for juniors up to county level, adults up to county players and disabled players to national level.

If you would like to know more please contact us.

The Coaching Team

Our current coaching team consists of Philip (Head Coach) and two assistant coaches: Stacy Knoop and Phil Riddell.

Head Coach

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Our Head Coach has been coaching since 2003 and has run badminton for various organisations, including British Blind Sport, Special Olympics, Red Balloon, Guideposts, Oasis Academy and Leisure Direct. In addition he has also run badminton courses at mainstream schools and several special needs schools including: Lonsdale school, Greenside school, Lakeside school and Woodfield school.coachingcoach1

He has not only coached at club level (4 - 80 year olds) and county level (under 11s), but also at international level (wheelchair badminton). He also managed several district teams at the Herts Youth Games from 2004-8.

Our Head Coach has over ten years experience of coaching badminton with those who are deaf / hard of hearing, disabled, have learning difficulties, autism or special needs.

43% of the British public don't know a disabled person! To help with this our Head Coach has designed and runs a Disability Awareness Course, which is a practical course aimed at raising an awareness of disability badminton, for coaches and those who work with disability groups. Within the half-day course there is also an opportunity to experience playing in a wheelchair.

If you would like to know more please contact our Head Coach