Badminton taster sessions start tonight

A BADMINTON club is hoping to put a feather in the cap of new players by encouraging them to give the sport a go.

The Hastings YMCA club is starting a new open session for beginners starting next Friday (18th)

The club is based at the YMCA 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. Feather shuttles will be provided.

The club now has six league teams which compete in the Hastings and Eastbourne leagues. Teams also attend various tournaments. The new league season starts in September 2013. 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 new open session contact Tim Leakey on 01424 441360 or email