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Ian Robinson

UKCC Level 2 Badminton Coach

Sports Psychology DipSAC

Sports Science DipSAC

Sports Coaching Dip SAC

Racket Pack Coach

Smashup! Activator

No Strings Coordinator

Young Officials Award tutor

Young Leaders Award tutor

I am available as a badminton coach for

* Children's birthday parties

* Breakfast , After-school or Holiday clubs

* Lunch hour sessions

* Evening groups

* One to one coaching

* Ages 6 years upwards to adults

* Corporate or Staff sessions

* Pre-school groups

* A level / GCSE badminton tutoring

* Young Officials Award tutoring

* Young Leaders Award tutoring

£25 per hour plus court hire. (Negotiable)

A gift voucher for lessons is available to buy.

Please contact me if you would like to discuss

badminton provision at your organisation.

mobile: 07906461053

email. [email protected] 

24 junior players turned out on a cold December morning to pitch their wits against their peers in the GLL Hatfield Leisure Centre Junior Christmas Cracker Tournament 2019. There were many who were playing this entry level tournament for the first time. Each played 8 games up to 11 points, of half court singles and doubles with random partners. The over all winner was U15 girl Eunice Chan, who did not lose a game. Lucas Hooper won the 12 years and under boys, Ryan Caruana won the 15 years and under boys, and Neha Koubair won the 12 years and under girls. Thanks go to centre manager Karol Butrimas-Gair for providing medals, and to Ku Qureshi and Simon Caruana for all their help on the day ( and throughout the year!). 

18 Gents and 4 Ladies entered the

GLL Hatfield No Strings Singles Tournament 2019 on 8th September. Congratulations to winner Maisie Sainsbury and runner-up Sue Warner in the Ladies Tournament and winner Anish Deshpande and runner-up Richard Szymczak in the Gents Tournament.

Thank you to Doug Clark, Louis Broad and Chris Clark for helping to raise awareness of local badminton in East Herts during the Sunday Funday in Barclay Park, Hoddesdon on 8th September, 2019. 

Thank you

ESSENTIALS COACHED COURSE now available to book

at Hatfield LC, Travellers Lane, AL10 8TJ.

The course runs on Sundays 10-11am from October 9th until November 27th and covers basic shots and footwork plus rules and scoring. Contact [email protected] and pay £52.50 in advance to book your place on the next one for 8 weeks of tuition. Please book early as there only 12 places available.

There is also an ESSENTIALS TACTICS COURSE which covers more advance skills and tactics for intermediate players. Again, contact [email protected] and pay £52.50 in advance to book your place.



We collect, restring and redistribute unwanted rackets and shuttles to youth centres and voluntary groups.If you have any rackets or shuttles that would otherwise be thrown away, please contact [email protected] .

June 19th 2022.....12 pairs battled for prizes in the 2022 GLL Hatfield parent and child Badminton Tournament at Hatfield Leisure Centre....

The worthy winners were Dylan with dad Ross....Suhasni and dad Ritesh were second....Anna and dad Marcus finished in 3rd place...

The Red Nose Day Junior Badminton Tournament at Hatfield Leisure Centre on the 9th March, 2019, attracted 21 juniors who played for fun, fitness and prizes. The boys events were won by Aditya Bhagavatula (U15) and William Sutterby (U11). The girls events were won by Shakina Samson (U15) and Aanya Raheja (U11)....Congratulations! and well played to all. Also a big thanks to the parent helpers and sports leaders who kept the scores and the peace !....

On the 22nd June, 2019, 22 Gentlemen and ladies battled it out for the prizes at the 2019 best of better.com Badminton Tournament... Maisie won the ladies event with Sandra in 2nd... Bob Wang won the mens trophy with Barrie Saunders as runner-up...

"I AM TEAM GB 2019" celebrated the nations biggest sports day with a parent and child badminton tournament at GLL Hatfield Leisure Centre on Saturday 24th August. 13 pairs attended from as far afield as Luton and St Albans. Games were competitive but played in good spirit. Each pair played 9 games up to 15 points, and their points total was added up to find a winner. Euan McQuade and father Gordon from St Albans were undefeated and the overall winners.

Many thanks go to Phil Adams, Lia Di Gesaro and Ku Qureshi in making the event a success.