your move membership gives you access to both weekly drop-in badminton sessions and badminton learn-to courses for those who would like coached sessions. see options below.


Please note that Badminton is on a Christmas break. Drop In sessions will start again on Friday 11th January. Courses will start again on Friday 25th January.


BADMINTON Coached courses:

These courses are offered for those who are either completely new to the sport of Badminton or would like to develop and brush up on skills they already have.

These 6-week courses, led by a qualified coach will help you learn new skills or hone existing ones in a fun and friendly atmosphere.

Sessions are held at the Centre for Sport on Frenchay Campus.

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Drop-in sessions:

DAY: Fridays 

TIME: 17:30-18:30

LOCATION: The Centre for Sport, Frenchay Campus


Beginners course:

Fridays 17:30–18:30

Term 1: 12th Oct 2018– 16th Nov 2018

Term 2: 25th Jan 2019 – 1st March 2019

The course will cover:

  • grips
  • introduction to court movement
  • the Stroke Cycle (Start, Prepare, Hit, Recover)
  • serving
  • the basic overhead and underarm strokes
  • basic tactics and doubles formations
  • lines, rules and scoring.

Intermediates course:

Fridays 18:30–19:30

Term 1: 12th Oct 2018 – 16th Nov 2018

Term 2: 25th Jan 2019 – 1st March 2019

Candidates must have either attended the beginners course or already possess the basic skills taught on the beginners course.

The course will cover:

  • a recap of the skills taught on the beginners course
  • more advanced court movement
  • more advanced strokes and grips
  • doubles formations
  • singles tactics
  • attacking play
  • defensive play.

For both courses you are welcome to use your own racket, or they are available to hire at a cost of £1.50 with £5 deposit.

Important Information

There are a restricted amount of places per course, book early to avoid disappointment.

If you sign up to a course you have committed to attend each session, if you miss a large percentage of the sessions (and have not contacted us with a valid reason) you may forfeit your right to book on to future courses.