ABOUT US

Tyneside Badminton Centre (TBC) is a Community Interest Company,  committed to providing badminton facilities and supervised activities for all users on a self-sustaining basis. 

“The home of North East badminton”

In addition, we provide a variety of additional activities that complement badminton and cater for the wider community.

Frequently asked questions

No, but it is best to become a member when you first book as membership gives you several benefits (outlined here). Cost is only £1 per annum.

We can provide shared hire equipment, including, rackets and shoes. Shuttles are available to buy individually, for you to keep.

All courts most be both pre-booked and pre-paid before arriving at the centre. This is to help us control overall numbers, reduce crowding at reception, reduce handling (card machines/cash) and target our cleaning procedures. Strictly no walk-ins allowed. The minimum period between booking and arriving at the centre is 1 hour.

We have tea and coffee provisions available via our cafe facilities – ask at reception.  There is a vending machine also situated in the reception.

We can provide water but would advise all users to arrive with their own full drinks bottles.

We have changing facilities available for use, including showers. 

Yes here at the centre we have Wifi available throughout the building for the public. We do ask you don’t use it for activities that consume a lot of bandwidth so it doesn’t slow the service for other users.

Meet the team

Amy Kirsopp

MANAGER

Facility management, operations & business development 

  • Emergency First Aid 
  • Fire Marshall training 
Contact: amykirsopp@tynesidebadmintoncentre.co.uk
07594650145

    Sarah Burtenshaw

    ASSISTANT MANAGER 

    Booking administration, operations & tournament co-ordination

     

    • Emergency First Aid 
    • Fire Marshall training 
    • Badminton England Level 2 coach 
    • Club: St Gabriels Badminton Club
    Contact: sarahburtenshaw@tynesidebadmintoncentre.co.uk

    Daniel Tinnion

    CENTRE SUPERVISOR & HEAD STRINGER

    Operations & stringing service

    • NVQ Level 2 in Business Administration
    • Badminton England Level 2 coach
    • Emergency First Aid
    • Fire Marshall training
    • Club: St Gabriels Badminton Club 
    Contact: danieltinnion@tynesidebadmintoncentre.co.uk

    Robyn Luckley

    CENTRE SUPERVISOR & EVENTS 

    Operations, session coaching, catering & events 

    • Badminton Level 2 coach 
    • Emergency First Aid 
    • Food Hygiene Level 3
    • Club: Telecom Badminton Club  
    Contact: robinluckley@tynesidebadmintoncentre.co.uk

    JAMIE TINNION

    CENTRE SUPERVISOR & COACHING 

    Operations & coaching

    • Badminton England Level 2 coach
    • Emergency First Aid
    • Fire Marshall training
    • Club: St Gabriels Badminton Club 

    Contact: jamietinnion@tynesidebadmintoncentre.co.uk

    Jack Scudder

    CENTRE SUPERVISOR & MARKETING

    Operations, social media & marketing

    • Emergency First Aid 
    • Fire Marshall training
    Contact: jackscudder@tynesidebadmintoncentre.co.uk

    Karen Colquhoun

    CLEANING SUPERVISOR

    Facility cleaning & catering 

    • 35 years experience
    • Level 2 Hygiene 

    Contact: enquiries@tynesidebadmintoncentre.co.uk