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Badminton Holiday Camps in Stafford

We run Badminton Holiday Camps and Workshops during the school holiday periods in Stafford. The Badminton Holiday Camps and Workshops run at Sir Graham Balfour School in their supurb sports hall. The coached activities provide an opportunity for Badminton players aged 11-16 years to develop their playing ability when school is out! The Badminton Coaching is delivered by our Badminton Development Officer and Coach, who is also the Junior County Badminton Coach for Staffordshire. The Holiday Camps cost £80 per week and the workshops cost £4 per day, both activities are limited to 20 players so early booking is advisable. 

What do I need to know about the Badminton Holiday Camps and Workshops?

Where do you run your Badminton Holiday Camps and Workshops

The Badminton Holiday Camps and Workshops run at - Beacon Sport and Fitness, Weston Rd, Stafford ST18 0AD ( ) . Beacon Sport and Fitness has a large modern sports hall which has 4 Badminton Courts, a viewing gallery and changing rooms.

What qualifications do the Badminton Coaches hold, and are they DBS Checked?

Our lead Badminton Coaches hold a Level 2 Badminton England coaching qualification. They are are also licensed by Badminton England, have been first aid trained and have undergone an enhanced DBS check.

How much do the Badminton Workshops cost?

The Badminton workshops run from 3:30pm-5:30pm and cost £4.

How much do the Badminton holiday camps cost?

The Badminton Holiday Camps cost £20 per day and run from 8:30am - 3:30pm


Our 2018 school holiday Badminton Holiday Camps and Workshops will be running over the following school holiday dates: Spring Half Term: Monday 19th February - Friday 23rd February 2018 Easter Holidays Week 1: Tuesday 3rd April - Friday 6th April 2018 Easter Holidays Week 2: Monday 9th April - Wednesday 11th April 2018 Summer Half Term: Monday 28 May - Friday 1 June 2018 Summer Holidays Week 1: 23rd July -27th July 2018 Summer Holidays Week 2 30th July-3rd August 2018 Summer Holidays Week 3 6th August - 10th August 2018 Summer Holidays Week 4 13th August - 17th August 2018 Summer Holidays Week 5 20th August - 24th August 2018 Summer Holidays Week 6 27th August - 31st August 2018 Autumn Half Term: Monday 29 October - Friday 2 November 2018.

Here's an outline of what the typical day looks like


Registration and arrival activities-

On arrival parents will sign in their children. There will be courts set up to make sure all players have something to do the moment they register.

Activity 1-

Once registration is complete and all players have arrived they will be given an overview of what the day will include. At this point the players will be given the opportunity to request any games that they want to play or mention any particular skills or techniques that they would like to work on.

After the overview the players will move onto activity 1 which will introduce the badminton skill or discipline focus (singles, doubles, mixed) for the day. The skills chosen will be something that can be broken down and simplified and also something that can be made more complex which means, no matter the ability of the player the coach will ensure that they have success.


After activity 1 the players will be given a 15 minute break. This will be for them to get a little bit of rest and reflect on the skill or days focus. Also this is an opportunity for open discussion between the participants and coaches.

Activity 2-

After the break activity 2 will start and this will be a progression from Activity 1 and usually involve a range of min or conditions games that create plenty of opportunities to re-enforce any learning taken place throughout the morning.


At around 12pm the players will break for lunch. The players will be taken over to the dining hall in the main building and will have lunch with children from our other activities that are running on site that day. This is great if you have a child on each of our different camps as they will be able to come together at lunch time and catch up on the fun they’ve have had.

Video Analysis / Theory Session-

After lunch the players will have an opportunity to use our Video Analysis equipment.

This may be focusing on court positioning in doubles play or shot choices during a singles match. The session may have a technique focus and players will have the opportunity to watch themselves in slow motion to facilitate development and speed of learning. 

Activity 3 – Video Analysis / Theory Session cont.


Some days this session will be used as an opportunity to get in the classroom and study some of the world’s top players or discuss certain tactical elements in better detail. Through match video or specially filmed coaching videos.

Sessions will be facilitated by our coaches who will provide insight, practical knowledge and be able to answer any questions


After activity 3 there will be another 15 minute break

Activity 4-

After the break the players will move onto activity 4 which is the final activity. Activity 4 will be game focused. This will give them the chance to apply everything they have learnt throughout the day, applying tactics when defending and attacking, and hopefully cement the days learning.

Parent Pick up-

This will bring us to the end of the day when we will do player of the day awards and then final sign out with the parents.

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