Free Coaching Offer

New session offers FREE coaching….!

In order to promote badminton in Kingswinford the West Midlands Performance Centre are offering 4 weeks FREE. The sessions are at the Crestwood school off Bromley Lane, Kingswinford.Free sessions

These sessions enable boys and girls of all levels and various ages, to experience badminton and try it for 4 weeks free of charge. Places are limited up to Christmas. These FREE sesion will work on a first come first served basis. Are you interested? Is your child interested?

More details regarding the session can be found on the WMPC website HERE.

Voucher for the FREE sessions are available at from Stephanie Cartwright-Randle.
Contact her on  07976 814036 or

After the free sessions places at the Pre-Raw and Raw sessions are accepted on an application basis.

Summer Camps Nearly Full

Almost FULL – Summer Camp sessions .Full


With the Summer Camps being a big smash with the participants most of the remaining sessions are Full. The West Midlands PC urge those players who are interested to book ASAP to avoid disappointment. Once the session is full your name will be added to the waiting list.

Players have traveled from as far as Coventry, Leicester, Derby and even Norfolk. After the session the coaches give participants feedback on what areas to work on to help the player improve.

If you are interested then complete a booking form, or for more details on who to contact see HERE.

Secure you place before all the session are Full – Book NOW.

If you miss the summer camp then take a look at the weekly session run by the Performance Centre. See HERE.

First national badminton league

Britain’s first national badminton league will begin in October with new rules and a new format.

Here in Birmingham, at the University Lorraine Cole Head coach (at both the University and for the West Midlands Performance Centre) has had a great deal to do with the newly formed Birmingham Lions. The team entered in to the National Badminton League. The National Badminton League (NBL) starts in September this year where 6 teams will compete against each other.

National Badminton LeagueBadminton England are introducing a new format for the National Badminton League to make it more exciting. Details are yet to be finalised and released.

Details of the National Badminton League can be found HERE on BBC sports or on the Badminton England site HERE.

Under 15 Bronze Tournament – UPDATE

UpdatedThe Under 15 Bronze Tournament details have been updated to contain the Acceptance Lists for both the BOYS and the GIRLS. The Under 15 Bronze Tournament is this Saturday 12 January and is hosted by the West Midlands Performance Centre. Held at the Doug Ellis Sports Centre, Birmingham City University, B42 2SY. Directions HERE.  Good luck to all those that have entered. Keep an eye out for the Under 15 Bronze Tournament draw details later this week.

Under 15 Bronze Tournament – URGENT REMINDER

Don’ forget the WMPC (West Midlands Performance Centre) hosts the Under 15 Bronze Tournament on 12 January 2013. It is at The Doug Ellis Sports College, Birmingham City University (Full details HERE).
URGENT – DEADLINE is 22 December 2012.
Your entry needs to be with Irene Williams (details HERE), before the deadline.
The draw will appear online approximately 48 hours prior to the tournament.

Under 15 Bronze – Entry DEADLINE

West Midlands Performance Centre are hosting an Under 15 Bronze Tournament on 12 January 2013 at The Doug Ellis SC, Birmingham City University (Full details HERE). Please note the DEADLINE is 22 December 2012. Make sure you get your entries in to Irene Williams (details HERE), before the deadline. The draw will appear online approximately 48 hours prior to the tournament.

Amended Calendar dates for the PC

Dame Elizabeth School has cancelled one of the clubs training nights due to an annual event. All Developing and Emerging group attendees please check out the new amended calendar. NEW Calendar dates HERE.

WMPC apologise for any inconvenience.

Teachers – Can you answer this question?

Do you have the next English Badminton Champions in your classroom? Could one of the pupils in your calss be the next Nathan Robertson or Gail Emms? Then please encourage them to compete in the Unipart Schools Tournament that the West Midlands Performance Centre is hosting at the NIA, Birmingham, on Sunday 20 May all day in the Community Halls. The competition is about children trying badminton as a new sport, a sport they play in the garden or play during lessons at school and taking it further. For more information and entry forms click HERE.

Unipart and FZ Forza together sponsor Schools Tournament in Birmingham

Together Unipart and Forza sponsor a series of schools tournament on on Sunday 20 May 2012 here in Birmingham it comes tot he NIA.

The tournaments are aimed at players with little experience of playing the game of badminton and have yet to represent their county.

The tournaments offers the opportunity of competitive play without the worry of meeting county level players. For details click HERE. For an entry form click HERE.

And the winners are ……….?

The boys singles ran very smoothly, despite several contestants not turning up on the day. With the fantastic volunteers organising the event, time was made up. The boys singles semi-finals produced two worthy finalists. Rob Lowes took an early lead, but Matthew Smith clawed an important 3 points back to give 20-20. The next few rallies were nail-bitingly tease for spectators. Rob Lowes came up thrumps with a 26-24 victory.

The results are in CLICK HERE for the full Results