Badminton greats coming to town

Gail Emms and Nathan Robertson Olympic badminton silver medalists
Gail Emms and Nathan Robertson Olympic badminton silver medalists

Nathan Robertson and Gail Emms will make an eagerly-anticipated return to town tomorrow (Sunday).

The Torvill and Dean of British badminton will deliver a Badminton Masterclass to Hastings Junior Badminton Club at Helenswood Sports Centre.

Robertson and Emms, 2004 Olympic mixed doubles silver medallists, will cover the four main components needed to be a top badminton player, namely mental, technical, tactical and physical.

The under-11s will be first to receive the benefit of their top level wisdom from 9.30-11.30am, followed by the under-13s from 12noon-2pm, and under-17s and adults from 3-5pm.

Robertson and Emms won gold at the World Championships and Commonwealth Games in 2006, and 2004 European Championships. They previously delivered a Badminton Masterclass in the town during August 2009.