Identifying, nurturinganddeveloping talentedbadmintonplayers in East Anglia
About Yonex Ipswich Badminton Performance Centre
In 2008 Badminton England launched its vision for future international success. Part
of their plan was to develop a countrywide network of performance centres by 2013.
These centres are to focus on delivering quality coaching and fitness development
for juniors by well-qualified coaches in the very best environments.
The Ipswich Badminton Performance Centre has been set up as part of this programme
and the centre has secured experienced coaches with strong track records in developing
junior players to international standard.
High quality talent identification programmes are run to proactively seek out young
people that demonstrate considerable talent characteristics.
These may be those who:
► have had little exposure to sports coaching;
► have had a lot of exposure to sport but not necessarily badminton;
► are already engaged in badminton.
A player pathway supports player development to enable them to maximise their potential,
whilst also maintaining a clear route back into the club pathway.
Sessions through the year are divided into three 16-week periods. The cost is £8
per session, usually payable in advance for a 16-week period, but with some discounts
For information on the pathway and squad sessions, click . . . . . . . .
For players born in 2004 or later and living in Suffolk. There will be Under-11 Boy’s
and Girl’s Singles, Under-12 Boy’s and Girl’s Singles, Under-12 Boy’s and Girl’s
Doubles and, should time permit, Under-12 Mixed Doubles.
IBPC player Katie Scott (right) and her doubles partner Amy Hayhoe from Norfolk with
their bronze medals from the English National Under 15 Championships.
Saturday 25th June . . . . . Tesco bag packing
Player volunteers required for bag packing 10am to 12:30pm and 12:30pm to 3pm. We
would like to have at least ten players per session at the tills.
Sunday 26th June . . . . . Orwell walk
Players, parents and family members are asked to volunteer for the sponsored team
walk, starting at Gainsborough Sports Centre at 8am and taking about five hours.
There are registration fees of £15 per adult and £10 per child payable to Rotary
Club of East Ipswich.
Please volunteer for bag packing no later than Saturday 18th June and for the walk
no later than Tuesday 14th June.