Beginners / Improvers Coaching

Tony Glinos is running courses for beginner / improver adult badminton players on Monday evenings at the Kennet Leisure Centre at 7pm. If you do not know Tony, he is a very experienced badminton player who has also spent many years coaching both juniors and adults. The coaching will be tailored to meet the requirements of those who attend, but will include areas such as grips, tactics etc. Tony holds a Badminton England Level 2 Coach qualification.
If you are interested, please contact Tony on 01635 867783 or at

BBCA
Berkshire Badminton Coaches Association

The Berkshire Badminton Coaches Association is an organisation set up by practising coaches who are interested in promoting and improving the abilities of coaches registered within Berkshire. You are probably aware that our sport in England is undergoing a series of fairly innovative changes with respect to coaching techniques. What is current best practise is not the same as it was a few years ago. Our primary purpose is to strengthen, improve and share coaching ideas in the county.

To this aim we hold regular seminars aimed at teaching the latest techniques and improving old ones !! The seminars help update coaching skills by informing and demonstrating to coaches current international coaching practice. These sessions will involve coaches from the B.A.of E. coaching staff. After each seminar we look for participant's input to help us programme the forth-coming session to ensure everyone gets the most out of the programme. The more you comment the more the seminars will reflect what you want.

The Association looks to offer support to coaches and their sessions in and around the area. We also are trying to attract non-practising coaches to start practising again and encourage new coaches by offering some financial assistance to help cover training costs. We want to establish a very strong coaching baseline that will develop junior and senior badminton in Berkshire. With your help we will achieve this.

If you are interested in joining the BBCA (it's free!), please contact the BBCA Secretary,