The Tyneside Badminton Centre (TBC) is a Community Interest Company,  committed to providing badminton facilities and supervised activities for its members on a self-sustaining basis. We also provide a variety of other activities that complement badminton.


We want badminton to be as accessible as possible, so joining the Tyneside Badminton Centre couldn’t be easier. We charge a membership fee of £1 per annum! If you aren’t a member but want to join, then our staff will take your details when you first book. Benefits of membership can be found here

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


Facility management, operations & business development 

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

    Sarah Burtenshaw


    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


    Operations & stringing service

    • NVQ Level 2 in Business Administration
    • Badminton England Level 1 coach
    • Emergency First Aid
    • Fire Marshall training
    • Club: St Gabriels Badminton Club 
    Contact: danieltinnion@tynesidebadmintoncentre.co.uk

    Robyn Luckley


    Operations, session coaching, catering & events 

    • Badminton Level 1 coach 
    • Emergency First Aid 
    • Food Hygiene Level 2
    • Club: Telecom Badminton Club  
    Contact: robinluckley@tynesidebadmintoncentre.co.uk

    Jordan Armitage


    Centre operations & Pay And Play 

    • Emergency First Aid
    • Fire Marshall training

    Contact: jordanarmitage@tynesidebadmintoncentre.co.uk

    Jamie Tinnion


    Operations & coaching  

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

    Karen Colquhoun


    Facility cleaning & catering 

    • 35 years experience
    • Level 2 Hygiene 

    Contact: enquiries@tynesidebadmintoncentre.co.uk