Badminton Coaching

We provide badminton coaching for all ages and abilities, for both groups and individuals


Badminton Coaching is available at the Centre from Mike Woodward, a former Junior National Coach and coach education consultant to the Badminton World Federation.

Coaching costs £25 per hour. This covers the cost of 1 court, coaching and either plastic/used feather shuttles. If new feather shuttles are required then these would be charged at £1.50 per shuttle, or players can supply their own.

Note the coaching charge is per hour, not per person, so up to 4 people could be coached and split the costs.

If you have an interest in coaching, or wish to express an interest in a specific topic for a coaching workshop, then e-mail us at

Coaching Workshops

During the Summer,between April and August, we run coaching workshops for members. These normally take place on Mondays, 7-9pm. Each week has a specific theme (e.g. serving, smashing, doubles defence etc.) so you can either sign up for one workshop relevant to you, or all of them to give your game a serious make-over!

The sessions will be held on Monday evenings, 7-9pm.

Each workshop will cost £12, including VAT. Due to the restricted number of places payment must be made in advance, either by cash or card.

The first hour will consist of coaching the selected topic. This will be largely practical in nature, with players on court. However the may be occasional short period of delivery involving other methods, such as using video, flipcharts etc. The second hour will be an opportunity for game play, wherever possible with small adaptations to the games designed to encourage use of the technique/tactic covered in the first hour.

The topics covered can be downloaded here: Summer Coaching Workshops 2019

To book simply ring the Tyneside Badminton Centre on 0191 241 5385 or send an e-mail to Payment can be made by cash or card.

You do not need to sign up for every workshop (you can if you want to!) and many individual workshops can be of value if attended in isolation. Some of the workshops however will be more effective if put together in small groups, as the topics are related. Where this is the case the downloadable document here will give you more information.

Beginners & Improvers

Here at the Tyneside Badminton Centre we run beginners courses on Thursday Evenings. These courses have a limited amount of places, all these courses are 8 weeks and require advanced booking. For all the courses rackets and shuttles are provided as part of the course.

We have 2 different courses to suit your needs:

This course is perfect for those returning to badminton and also for those who have never played before. By the end of the 8 weeks, you will be able to:

  • Serve and rally
  • Apply the basic rules of badminton (scoring, court boundaries etc.)
  • Play a variety of strokes
  • Apply basic tactics to both singles/doubles play
This course is the step up from the beginners badminton course. This is perfect for people who have completed the first course, people who already play but want to develop their game, and for people who want help when it comes to moving around the court.

If you are interested please call 0191 241 5385 to register, or be added to our contact list when the next course will be running.

The courses cost £34 with rackets (if required) and shuttles provided.