Redbridge Badminton team retains gold at the London Youth Games.
The Redbridge Borough badminton team successfully retained the badminton trophy on Saturday 22nd of June at Redbridge Sports Centre, Forest Road.
The ten players worked well as a team, dominating all their matches and winning 35 games and only dropping 5 on their way to victory.
Boys team members: Brandon Yap, Akhil Pillai, William Kok, Esher Bahara and Andrien Amirtganaygam.
Girls team members: Kiera Dennis-Nelson, Gopika Leneesh, Rhea Ramakrishnan, Lekhana Ponmutugan and Sanya Nayeck.
Redbridge were drawn against Greenwich, Bexley and Hillingdon in their first round of games and won 5-0, 4-1 and 5-0 respectively.
The winners and best two runner ups of the first round of group games progressed into the second round of group games where they played Havering, Harrow and Hounslow. The good form of the players meant that Redbridge won these matches 4-1, 5-0 and 5-0 respectively.
Redbridge now progressed into the knock-out semi-final where they played Bromley. The players continued their strong run with a convincing 4-1 win against Bromley.
A repeat of last year’s final was set up when Sutton beat Havering in the other semi-final. The Redbridge team started off strongly in the final, winning the boys singles and girls doubles in two easy sets. The girls’ singles saw a young Redbridge player compete strongly against an older, more experienced player and narrowly losing a tight second game. With the match score at 2-1 to Redbridge, focus shifted to the boys’ doubles and mixed doubles. The boys’ doubles match was closely contested with Redbridge clinching the match in a tight third set. Sutton won the mixed doubles in two sets to make the final score 3-2 to Redbridge.
Eight of the ten players are either current or former members of the Yonex Redbridge Badminton Performance Centre.
Sajan Senthuran invited to England training.
Redbridge Performance Centre player Sajan Senthuran has been invited to join the England Junior Pathway programme after his strong performance at the U11 English Nationals. Senthuran collected a bronze medal in the Boys Singles and will now attend training camps with England at Milton Keynes. Senthuran went to the World Tamil badminton World Championships in Oslo on 20th and 21st of April. Senthuran came away with two gold medals; U11 boys singles and U13 boys doubles.
Rhea Ramakrishnan continued her strong season with a medal in all three disciplines at the Kent U14 open. Ramakrishnan collected bronze in the mixed doubles, silver in the girls singles and gold in the girls doubles.
At the Swindon Stars U13 open, Neha Kavalam collected a silver in the girls singles. Kavalam beat the number 1 and number 3 seed on her way to the final where she lost to the number 2 seed.
Esher Bahara collected bronze and silver in the boys and mixed doubles respectively at the DK Way U18 open.
Adult Badminton Coaching
“Fresh Start” beginner class starts on Tuesday 10/9/19 at 7.30pm. The 90 minute, six week class will introduce the game to those that have not played the game or returning to the game.
“Court Time” intermediate class Tuesday 29/10/19 at 7.30-9pm. A six week course for those looking to improve their game. Learn all the essential skills for badminton in a fun and friendly environment.
Prices for both classes are: Exec. Member – £30.00 Member – £52.50 Non-Member – £68.52 Call 0208 498 1010 to book your space.
Adult weekly badminton sessions.
Here at Redbridge Sports Centre we offer adult Badminton sessions to players of all standards (over 18’s).
Please see below to find a session that suits you:
|Monday||10:00-13:00||Senior Social||Jean Brown Arena||plastic shuttles||senior beginners/intermediate|
|Monday||20:00-22:00||PegBoard||Jean Brown Arena||plastic shuttles||all|
|Wednesday||09:30-11:30||PegBoard||Jean Brown Arena||plastic shuttles||ladies only|
|Wednesday||20:00-22:00||PegBoard||Jean Brown Arena||plastic shuttles||all|
|Thursday||10:00-13:00||Senior Social||Jean Brown Arena||plastic shuttles||senior beginners/intermediate|
|Friday||09.30-11:30||PegBoard||Jean Brown Arena||plastic shuttles||ladies only|
|Friday||19:00-21:00||PegBoard||Jean Brown Arena||plastic shuttles||all|
|Friday||19:30-22:00||Senior Social||Jean Brown Arena||feather shuttles||league standard|
|Sunday||18:00-21:00||Senior Social||Jean Brown Arena||feather shuttles||league standard players|
If competitive play is what you are after, Redbridge enter a number of teams in local league competitions. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in playing league matches.
Changes to our regular programme May – Aug 2019
If you want to take part in a social session, please call reception on 0208 498 1010 on the day to book your space. These sessions are often full.
Here at Redbridge Sports Centre we offer junior Badminton sessions to players of all standards. Our aim is to deliver quality coaching sessions to every player we see and make them the best player they can be. In order to do this we offer 2 “pathways” under the guidance of Badminton England, our “Haart badminton academy” to get you started, and our Yonex®sponsored “performance” pathway for players who have represent their county at badminton. Below is a list of our sessions designed for players between the ages of 6.5 and 23.
Haart badminton Academy Performance Pathway – by invite only
|B1||Wed.16.30 - 17.30||Beginners||BM1||Tuesday 16.30 - 18.00|
|B2||Wed.17.30 - 18.30||Beginners||BM2||Tuesday 18.00 - 19.30|
|B1a||Mon.16.30 - 17.30||Beginners||BMM1||Monday 17.30 - 19.00|
|B2a||Mon.19.00 - 20.00||Beginners||BMM3||Monday 18.30 - 20.00
|B3||Thu.18.00 - 19.00||Beginners|
|B4||Sat.10.00 - 11.00||Beginners||BPP1||Tuesday & Thursday 17.00 - 19.00|
|B5||Sat.11.00 - 12.00||Beginners ||BPP2||Tuesday & Thursday 17.00 - 19.00|
|B6a||Mon.17.30-19.00||Beginners ? Improvers|
|B6||Wed.18.30 - 20.00||Beginners / Improvers||BPP3||Tuesday & Thursday 19.00 - 21.00|
|B7||Thu.16.30 - 18.00||Improvers||BPP4||Tuesday & Thursday 19.00 - 21.00|
|B8||Tue.16.30 - 18.00||Improvers||BPP6||Monday 19.00 - 21.00|
|B9||Tue.18.00 - 19.30||Improvers +|
|B11||Sat.13.30 - 15.00||Intermediate +|
|B12||Fri.16.30 - 18.00||Intermediate ++|
|B14||Fri.18.00 - 19.30||Advanced|
|B15||Fri.17.30 - 19.00||Advanced +|
|B20||Sat.10.00 - 12.00||U23 squad|
|BT1||Thu.17.30 - 19.00||12+ Beginners|
|BT2||Sun.13.30 - 15.00||12+ Beginners|
|BT3||Sun.15.00 - 16.30||12 + Beginners|
|BT4||Sun.16.30 - 18.00||12+ Beginners|
For further details, please contact Martin Lawrence, Badminton Development Officer, on 0208 498 1031 or email@example.com