Team Westgate Junior Badminton Sessions
Summer Term 2021
Whether you're a regular player, or maybe never even picked up a racket before, this is the club for you!
The Team Westgate Junior Badminton Programme is for children aged 6 to 18 years and provides top quality badminton coaching by two of our Badminton England level 2 accredited coaches Sunil Bali and Hayley Fooks.
If you are interested, please see below for more information.
Letters and application forms can be downloaded (see bottom of this webpage).
Westgate Juniors in action!!
Westgate training takes place every Saturday morning during term time
April 17th and 24th
May 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th
June 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th
July 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th.
8:30am to 10:00am (beginners)
10:00am to 11:30am (intermediates)
11:30am to 1:00pm (advanced)
For more details, contact Richard at Westgate Badminton Centre
Meet the Team
Richard Peters Westgate Badminton Centre Manager and Hampshire Development Manager
Richard is the centre manager at Westgate. Having spent 21 years teaching PE in secondary schools, Richard joined the Hampshire Badminton Association in August 2018. As centre manager, Richard deals with the bookings and registration process.
Sunil Bali Badminton England Accredited Level 2 Coach
My coaching mentor was Nigel Tier about 25 years ago at Highbury College near Portsmouth. Nigel, and ex England player, was an inspiring coach and much of what I learned from him still resonates today. I run individual and club coaching sessions for both adults and juniors in Southampton and have been fortunate to have coached some very good players. Working with young people and watching them grow into good players has been an especially rewarding experience.
Hayley Fooks Badminton England Accredited Level 2 Coach
Hayley has been playing badminton since the age of 17. She is currently a member of two clubs, Wyvern Dragons (12 years) & Bishops Waltham (18mths) and has been playing in local leagues for the last 10 years. Sunil encouraged Hayley to become a coach and has been part of the Westgate coaching team since September 2015. Hayley became a level 2 coach in 2017.
"The Westgate Badminton Centre is a stunning facility with a neat, clean and comfortable lounge. The courts are light and beautiful with quality equipment and an amazing viewing gallery. We love to meet friends here and play badminton together. The managers are friendly and very accommodating".
- Lou-Ann (parent)
"I get very good coaching at the Westgate Badminton Centre and it's so much fun to play with other people".
-Phillip (junior player)
"Raphaël’s sessions on a Saturday morning are a fantastic way for him to unwind at the end of the week, and they are run by teachers who always seem calm, organised and friendly".