Ebbisham has traditionally had a strong junior badminton section and in 2009 was designated a Performance Centre.
Since then, junior members follow either the Club pathway or the Performance Centre pathway.
On the club pathway Juniors receive coaching at the club on Sundays, with J1 and J2 sessions running from September to July (J3 from September to Easter) and these 3 established sections are now supplemented by a Bisi Badminton section for age 4 upwards.
The four Performance Centre sections receive coaching throughout the year on weekdays after school, both at the club and at other local venues
There are currently a few vacancies throughout the junior sections – An open session for new club members is held on the first Sunday in September at 10am. Players take part in a free coaching session and parents are invited to stay and watch and speak with the coaches. At the end of the session, players are advised as to the most suitable section for them.
But don’t worry if you have missed it! New members are also welcome to join throughout the season and anyone who is interested should contact the club.
Performance Centre Sessions are by invitation – players are selected from club members and local schools and talent ID days. For more information about the Performance Centre, please go to separate tab under Badminton.
This session is for children aged 4 and upwards and provides a fantastic introduction to badminton. All equipment is provided.
This session is for children aged 8 upwards new to badminton or with limited experience. A typical session will comprise:
This session is for more experienced players who already play the game and want to build on their achievements and improve their skills. Typical sessions will comprise:
Singles, doubles and targets tournaments and club championships are held at various times during the year
J3 is run more as a club session with an emphasis on playing games. A coach is always in attendance. Coaching is given throughout the session, as and when required, on an individual basis and not as a group.
Ebbisham has been designated by Badminton England (BE) as the hub badminton club to work with Fulham FC. Coaching is provided by Ebbisham coaches at the club and at satellite clubs located in local schools. Tournaments are held at the end of each term.
Ebbisham also works with Epsom & Ewell Borough Council and Badminton England to promote badminton to children who have not experienced the sport before though free and low-cost introductory courses run after school and in school holidays.