Central Leicester/BABINGTON CENTRAL Junior Badminton CluBS

Affiliated to our senior club are two junior clubs:

  • Central Leicester Junior Badminton Club, which meets at Gartree High School every Monday from 6.00 to 7.00pm, where Head Coach Ajay Pitrola runs a tailored coaching session.
  • Babington Central Junior Badminton Club, which meets at Babington Academy every Friday from 6.00 to 7.30pm, where Head Coach Ajay Pitrola runs a tailored coaching session.

All of our coaches are full DBS checked.

Newcomers aged 7-15 are always welcome at the beginning of the season, places are limited so please contact ourselves beforehand for availability.

Our basic goals are:

  • to teach the rules of badminton
  • to promote honesty, sportsmanship, and a sense of fair play
  • to coach juniors according to their ability - rather than their age, size, or gender
  • to encourage those with the skill and potential to enter competitive badminton

The aim of the club is to teach children the fundamentals of badminton from an early age. We believe that they should be taught the correct technique from the start - so things like grips, footwork and strokes are shown right from the beginning.

However, we recognise that badminton should also be fun, so we blend technique with various fun games and exercises for the younger members.

The top juniors in the club are progressed towards the performance centre in Leicester, to help them develop their game to the next level, perhaps even representing the county!

Further information can be obtained by contacting: