April 2018 – Easter Camp

FYI Badminton player…….April 2018 Badminton camp over Easter.

Due to the success of previous badminton camps , the West Midlands Performance Centre is running badminton training during April 2018, over the Easter break.

The new Sport and Fitness Centre, at the University of Birmingham is the fabulous venue where the training takes place. Two hours in the morning with a break to recuperate and re-fuel, ready for the afternoon session.

If you enjoyed the last one the bookon to this one and why not bring a friend or your doubles partner.

Several coaches will be in the hall to deliver the daily programme to the various smaller groups during the day.

All the details can be found HERE along with booking forms. Places will be limited so get in quick. Booking deadline is 28 March 2018.

Level 2 Coaching Certificate

Are you looking to become a Level 2 Badminton Coach?

Then look NO further as the WMPC are hosting a UKCC Level 2 Badminton Coaching course at the University of Birmingham.

The course runs over 4 day and will at the end of the course qualify the coach to independently plan, lead and review coaching sessions and develop coaching programmes to support the development of players.

Full details about the course can be found on the Badminton England site HERE. Course dates, booking and payment details can be found HERE on the Go Membership site.

So it you are already a Level 1 coach and your are looking to progress and become a Level 2 then do it in Birmingham at the new Sport and Fitness Centre at the University of Birmingham.

Half-term Badminton Camps – February 2018

KEEP playing badminton over the February 2018 Half-term.

February 2018Just because it is half-term you don’t have to stop playing badminton or training for the sport you love. West Midlands Performance Centre is running what promises (as always) to be another successful badminton camp over the Feburary 2018 half-term.

Full details are on the site and HERE along with booking forms. The dealine for booking is Tuesday 14th February 2018. Complete the booking forms and email them to Lorraine Cole on l.m.cole@bham.ac.uk  or if you have any queries the call her on 07966 142196

In the meantime, provisional dates are in place for Easter, Whitsun and the Annual Summer training camp. Take a look HERE and put them in your diary. You do not want to miss these.

PC v. Tudor Grqnge – 22.10.2017

Solihull Junior League WMPC v Tudor Grange
Sunday 22 October 2017

Langley School

Second match and we play Tudor Grange sees four PC members turned up early at the second of the Solihill Junior League games and a different venue from the first match.
Raring to go we picked the court for the evening. We were one of the first teams there so we waited patiently for the opposition.
Tudor Grange’s team manager walked straight over to say hello, fellow self employed coach, Steve Kiernan who I had not seen for a couple of years. So we did a bit of catching up whilst the boys knocked up and we filled the score sheet in.
Down to business and Ethan and Toby went on for their first game. Best of three games and with a comfortable opening game beating the Tudor grange first pair in two games to take the rubber. Then Charlie and Joe took to court. Not quote such a fast start but once they got going a good game, settling in nicely. Again in two games to give us two rubbers.
There pairings stay the same for the second round but our second pair play the first pair from Tudor. Grange and vice versa (our first play their seconds). Mot quiet so comfortable but we came though the second round of games unscathed, with another two rubbers.
Third round not quiet as easy. The pairing changes (as per the format) and our no. 1 player pairs up with our 3rd player, whilst no. 2 plays with no. 4. Now on two courts al four players took to court. Toby and Charlie made light work of the opposition moving them around and generally putting them under pressure. Joe and Ethan won the first game but the opposition fought back in the second taking the game 22-20 to Tudor Grange, one game all. Sorted themselves out in the last game to give us an overall win on rubber 6-0. Well done guys here’s to the next one.

PC v. Uni-T – 8.10.2017

Solihull Junior League – WMPC v. Uni-T
Sunday 8th October 2017
Lode Heath School.

The first match of the season for the WMPC junior team against Uni-T. The team consisted of 4 players, Toby, Ethan, Zak and Charlie. As a team they played extremely well. Although at times they got annoyed at each other and became frustrated. They did managed to keep going and get a 4-2 (rubbers) win overall.

Well done to Charlie and Zak for winning some key games that allowed us to win the match overall. Overall, all the games came extremely close and often went to 3 sets. The opposition hit very hard and when given the opportunity attacked the shuttle and some were very successful. Our PC players managed to counteract the attack by not lifting the Shuttle to them as often and really looking to attack them Uni-T’s shots instead. Well done to everyone. Under match conditions they played great together as a team and well done for winning the match.

County Restricted 2017

WMPC success in the local County Restricted 2017 weekend.

Several players from the WMPC participated in the local county’s restricted 2017 tournaments this weekend. Although some had more success than others,entered below is a snippet of what the PC players have achieved. Congratulations to all those that took part in the event.

Restricted 2017Worcestershire Restricted 2017

Mixed Doubles – Winners – Pernille Wood and Steve

Mens Singles – Winner – Ryan Quek

Ladies Doubles – Winners – Pernille and Ann Corbett

 

Warwickshire Restricted 2017

Restricted 2017Mens Singles – Winner – Chris Williams beat Dan Morris (18-21, 21-16, 21-9)

Ladies Doubles – Winner – Asmita Chaudhari and Mary Le Druillenec beat Katherine Grant and Kiara Henry (21-19, 21-17)

Mixed Doubles – Knocked out in the Semi final. Asmita Chaudhari and Andrew Wainwright.

Staffordshire Restricted 2017

Mens Doubles – Tim Bradbury and Darren Chesworth

 

Badminton SMASH hit in Birmingham

Summer Camp smash hit will all the players………

Summer Camp Week ONEWeek ONE of the Summer Camp, at the University of Birmingham’s NEW sport and fitness centre, proved to be a SMASH HIT for the West Midlands Performance Centre.

This annual event’s first week, saw in excess of 40 badminton players, aged from as young as three years old to a gentleman in his thirties, participate in the badminton Summer Camp. The first week was run over four days and not only included routines, covering the different shots, lift, drop, net etc…. it covered singles and doubles rotation, technical advice to improve individual techniques, but I think for most the footwork to music was the biggest smash hit with all the players. Footwork to music was held in the impressive dance studio at the Sport and Fitness Centre, even for all passers by to see from Edgbaston Park Road. The two hour session was lead by Julia Mann (England and GB coach) who demonstrated each routine for the players to follow and practice.

There are still two weeks left of the Summer Camp w/c 14th and w/c 21st. Now with only limited places left. If you are quick booking forms can be found HERE

‘Thank you’ from a happy CAMPer………..

24 hours

HOT DOG –  24 HOURS before the Summer Camp starts.

24 hoursAugust 7th is less that 24 hours away. The first day of what is planned to be a fabulous training camp over the Summer.

Three weeks start tomorrow. If you have not booked on and you can not make it tomorrow then book for next week, starting 14th August, or even the week after.

Julia Mann is working with Lorraine Cole (Head Coach at the PC) both X England players, so you tell me how good is it going to be. Awesome springs to mind. SnC, Footwork to music, Nutrition are just tasters….(no punn intended) for the contecnt of the camp.

And to top that it is at the NEW Sport and Fitness Centre at the University of Birmingham. Get there early so you can have a look round the center. Impressive…!

 

West Midlands Performance Centre Summer Camp for 2017.

48 hours

EXCITEMENT –  42 HOURS before the Summer Camp starts.

48 hoursEnjoy your weekend while you can as Monday morning, August 7th 10.00am I will be there to see the start. West Midlands Performance Centre starts its three weeks, of four days a week and four hours a day training. Hope you are as excited as I am.

Lorraine Cole is not only working with Julia Mann (GB and England team squad coach) but has other guest coaches running sessions during the three weeks. Learn what to eat and when, how to warm up properly, mentally prepare yourself for an important match…..and much more.

The sessions are over eight courts in the new hall, at the University of Birmingham’s NEW sport and fitness centre. Impressive building with lots going on and a Costa coffee on site. Spend a little time get there early and have a look round. If you have not yet chosen which university you want to attend then see what is on offer.

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