READ ALL ABOUT IT – WMPC Times Issue 2 – February 2018
Some of the term’s news and results are highlighted in the West Midlands Performance Centre’s Newsletter the ‘WMPC Times’. The WMPC Times is written by editor Peter Clegg. One of the coaches and players at the Performance Centre. Talking to the players he takes their information and re-lives it on paper so that other members of the PC can join in their success.
This term sees lots of success for Asmita Chaudhari in the U19 National Championships. Kiara Henry in the Surrey U17 Gold and Sana Sibal on the U13 Bronze circuit. See all the details in this half-term’s WMPC TIMES.
If you have entered your first tournament OR had have your first success at a tournament, your experiences and you views on the competition and it results are items of interest to all. Then why not get them published in the next issue of the WMPC Times.
Contact Peter Clegg on 07449 974861 or PXC486@student.bham.ac.uk
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.
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.
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.
KEEP playing badminton over the February 2018 Half-term.
Just 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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.
Worcestershire Restricted 2017
Mixed Doubles – Winners – Pernille Wood and Steve
Mens Singles – Winner – Ryan Quek
Ladies Doubles – Winners – Pernille and Ann Corbett
Warwickshire Restricted 2017
Mens 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
Summer Camp smash hit will all the players………
Week 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.
Parent’s massive ‘THANK YOU’ to WMPC.
He spent over an hour last night reliving the 2 days to me, demonstrating what he had learnt, and relaying conversations he’d had with others/new friendships forged and watching others play……….. it was absolutely fantastic!!! So, a massive thank you, if this is what you set out to accomplish then you’ve achieved it tenfold!!!!!”
HOT DOG – 24 HOURS before the Summer Camp starts.
August 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.