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Ipswich Badminton Performance Centre

Player Pathway

The session days and times shown below apply when IBPC is able to use the sports hall at Suffolk One Sixth Form College.

Starter Group

Aimed at players who are beginning their badminton journey. It focuses on introducing and developing basic movement patterns and racket skills in a fun and energising environment.

Ages 5 to 11.

Tuesdays and Thursdays 5pm to 7:15pm.

Raw Squad

Players build on their identified abilities, developing basic movement and hitting skills that are sustained under largely predictable conditions.

Predominantly ages 6-13.

One or two sessions per week. Tuesdays and Thursdays 5pm to 7:15pm.

Developing Squad

Players expand their range of movement and hitting skills and engrain learning so skills are sustainable under increasingly unpredictable, game-like situations.

Predominantly ages 10-15.

Two sessions per week. Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:45pm to 9pm.

Emerging Squad

Players refine movement and hitting skills and enhance tactical awareness so these skills are adopted successfully in competition.

Predominantly ages 13-19.

Two sessions per week. Tuesdays & Thursdays 6.45pm to 9pm.