WMPC Times Issue 2 – February 2018

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Times Issue 2

Times Issue 2

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

Toby Beckett – Medals weekend

Medals weekend for young WMPC player Toby Beckett.

Young Toby Beckett had a fabulous medals weekend after participating in two different Under 15 tournaments at the weekend.

Saturday 3.3.2018 – u15 Bronze.
MENS SINGLES – His family ploughed through the snow to the Warwickshire Under 15 Bronze tournament. After getting out of his box and winning in the first round of the knock-out he was through to the semis. He faced his doubles partner Harry Jones. Toby pushed hard winning. Toby lost in the final giving him his first ‘medals weekend’ treasure in the form of a Silver medal.
MENS DOUBLES – Toby played with Harry, to go successfully through two knock-out rounds and saw them in the final. Tough final, but Toby and Harry took the game, giving Toby his second ‘medals weekend’ treasure a Gold medal.

Sunday 4.3.2018 – U15 Bronze Hertfordshire.
MENS SINGLES – Straight through the box, narrowly missing playing his doubles partner. Three knock out rounds to see him through to the final. Winning 21-16, giving Toby this third ‘medals weekend’ trophy with a Gold.
MENS DOUBLES – Toby and Harry got out of their box, only to meet the number one seeds and unfortunately they proved a little to strong for Toby and Harry.

U13 Bronze Tournament March 2018

West Midlands PC host snow threatened Tournament March 2018

Under 13 Bronze tournament March 2018 was heavily threaten by snow building up to the tournament date of 4th. The ‘siberian beast’ nearly caused a casualty. With a heavy entry of around 65 players all under 13. Bad weather was forecast but with players travelling from as far away as Cornwall, Nottinghamshire, Buckinghamshire and Yorkshire, West Midlands PC were reluctant to cancel.

Most folks set of earlier that normal to make the journey there. The a full on day of badminton was seen and all done by the time the centre close at 6.00pm. A couple of ‘Thank you’s go to Richard Jones (Connor’s dad) whos help behind the desk and keeping the score board up to day, massive help. Uma Reddy (Akash’s dad) on suttle control, keeping you guys in order and limiting the knocks. AND of course young Sam White (a PC coach), it was his first tournament behind the desk.

That aside we got through approximately 170 games yesterday without any major problems. An almost close injury, couple of scoring disputes and line call queries, but nothing major. A few tears here and there, but soon forgotten. So a relatively easy day in that respect.

Lucca and Venus – Silver WD

The WMPC saw the following medals for their players.
Lucca Modin – Gold – LS Plate and Silver – LD
Akash Reddy – Bronze – MS Plate
Well done to all the PC’s up and coming stars for participating in the event.

 

 

 

Lucca – Gold WS Plate

FYI – Parents. The Tournament Organisers job can be made so very difficult, IF, you don’t let them know your arrival times OR when you leave the building during a break in your play. We are always willing to help and accommodate IF we know. Communication is the key.

Akash – Bronze MS Plate

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.

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.

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

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.

Raw Success at recent Inter PC in Manchester

WMPC sees RAW Success with a Silver.

The PC entered two teams into the Inter PC in Manchester. For the last few years the WMPC have entered several teams into the event held over two days for the various Badminton England levels in each Performance centre. The levels being Raw, developing and Emerging.

This year was no exception. The PC sent two teams in this category. Team 1  Dan, Zafer, Rahman, Joe and Sana.Team 2 Abdur, Arush, Vaibhav, Rhea and Reva.

Format was 5 games per match, each game going to 21 plus setting, with the game order being Singles, Doubles, Singles, Doubles,Doubles. Each match would produce a winning team. All of the teams were split into groups. Team 1 in a group of three and Team 2 in a group of 4. Depending on the position achieved in the first round groups, this dictated the on which group each team went through to in the next round and consequently which position each team played for.

Team 1 first round was in a group of three teams, of three groups.. Team 2 was a similar format three groups but consisted of 4 teams..

Let pay begin. Not know what the strength of the opposition it was hard to pick the right team for each match. But saying that the idea was not necessary to win each match.(although it would have been nice), the idea is to give each player match experience. So teams picked giving each player at least one singles game.

Team 2 had some really tough opposition, the first round saw some close game wins 22-20, 21-19 and some close losses, 19-21,21-23, 21-23. They all fought for every point and concentration was key. A couple of the players I have not seen for a few months and was really impressed on their improvement. It was great to see. They got through to the second round to play for positions 4-7. Sadly the opposition were strong so we got 6th place. They did really well.

Team 1 again had some tough opposition, but managed to finish the first round as top of the group.So the second round saw them playing for one of the medal positions so RAW success was almost guaranteed. They had a sit off for the first round and watched Cumbria fall to a strong Potteries team. We played Cumbria next and bat them. So now playing for Gold or Silver the pressure was on, in what was effectively the final. The two singles games did not go as well as hoped, with heavier that expected defeats. They redeemed themselves in the first doubles. With two doubles left to play and the games score at 1-2 down we needed to win both to get gold. 17-21 saw the Potteries take the match 1-3 with the last game still to play. A close with 21-19 left Team 1 with a 2-3 defeat and Silver. Well done all on your RAW success. I hope you all enjoyed the experience.

 

Less than 1 week to go

Countdown – less than 1 week to go……… Limited places left!

1 weekLess than 1 week and it is here. In fact just a matter of days. The WMPC Summer Camp 2016 starts August 8th. Full details were released back in June for badminton enthusiasts who want to maintain their badminton over the summer.
West Midlands Performance Centre hosts their annual four week programme for badminton players. This year guest coaches include Tracy Dineen former England International player along with Fontaine Chapman current England International Player. Their sessions should not be missed. NOT booked yet then click HERE. Four weeks crammed full of badminton coaching to help you improve your game. Sessions include footwork to music, ‘S and C’ (strength and conditioning) and nutritional information for the die hard players. Loads of routines, techniques, skills, tactics and games (singles and doubles) for all.

 

Countdown continues less than 1 week to go so BOOK NOW HERE. Even though the Summer Camp starts Monday 8th you can still book on IF there are places left.