Colts and advanced juniors - club nights


The junior colts club runs every Monday 7-9pm term time. 

Aims and objectives

The overriding aim of the club is to improve technical and tactical badminton skills with appropriate coaching and practices. There will be emphasis on speed, agility and quickness, movement and footwork, but also singles and doubles tactical awareness and court positioning. The sessions will also be fun and enjoyable, and also interactive between the coaches and children, to ensure individual objectives are being met. Players will receive ongoing assessment to monitor improvement. The colts will act as mentors for some of the younger junior players.

The club will be a link to the county squads as well as West Midlands Performance Centre, and a main focal point for junior badminton in South Birmingham.

Dates and times


The club runs on Mondays at Turves Green Boys School Sports Centre, Turves Green Road, Northfield, B31 4BS using the 4 court hall.

The centre is closed on Bank Holiday Mondays and the last 2 weeks of August. Apart from the usual closed dates over Easter & Christmas, the club runs throughout the year. 


The club operates an advance quarterly block payment of fees. This works out at approx £3.50 per session per week. 

Any missed weeks cannot be redeemed.

Standard/Age range

The predominant age range of the club is 10-17 years. We are looking for players who have played badminton before but are willing to improve their game with targeted, relevant coaching. We will be limiting numbers to ensure quality coaching and maximum court time.

What is provided/what to bring

The club uses feather shuttles, mainly Yonex AS30. You will need to wear shirt/blouse and shorts/skirt. You’ll need to wear ‘court’ shoes with a non-marking sole (usually not black soles). 

There are shower and changing facilities available. You will need to bring a drink (preferably water/squash), although drinks and snacks are available to buy from the centre.

Other activities

We also organise other badminton related activities. These include friendly matches, tournaments and outings to local badminton events such as the All England Championships held at the National Indoor Arena and NBL matches at Birmingham University.


Glen Spencer (Coach Part 2) is the head coach for this club. There will occasionally be assistants coming in to help out. Click here for coach details, all are experienced badminton players. 



For more information please email Glen Spencer


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