Badminton taster sessions

A badminton club is hoping to net some new players.

The Hastings YMCA club is running an open session for beginners. The club is based at the Y Centre in St Paul’s Road and meets every Friday. New players are invited to attend from 7.30pm to 8.30pm.

Informal coaching will be available during the session which is open to total beginners aged 12 years and above. The cost is £2 per session.

After six weeks the participants will be asked to join the club and an ongoing assessment will determine when they may attend the main session from 8.30pm to 10.30pm. There is also a session on Mondays from 8.30pm to 10pm at Helenswood Academy at a cost of £3.50.

The club has six league teams which compete in the Hastings and Eastbourne leagues. Teams also attend various tournaments.

The club is a Badminton England and Sussex County affiliated Badminton Club that has been in existence for around 30 years. For more information about the open sessions contact club chairman Tim Leakey on 01424 441360 or email