The junior badminton players from the Redbridge Sports centre continued to collect medals during the final two months of 2019.
Kaashvi Mane joined the Performance Squad from India and opened her medal winning account with success at the Leicestershire U15 bronze tournament in November. As this was her first tournament in England, Mane was unseeded in the girls singles and beat the number 1 seed in her early games before going on to win gold.
Advay Zore, who is still only 9 years old, started his badminton journey at Redbridge in the beginner classes in 2016 and is now a member of the Performance Squad. Zore collected three gold medals at the DKWay U11 Bronze tournament, taking his medal tally for the season to 5. In the boys singles Zore justified his number one seeding, dominating the event without dropping a set. Pairing up with Berkshire’s Tejas Singh, Zore collected his second gold of the day, again without dropping a set. Zore teamed up with Hanshika Srenigan in the mixed doubles and the number one seeds were pushed hard in the group stages, with the pair being taken to three in their second game. The pair beat Singh and his partner in the final to give Zore a clean sweep, dropping only one set throughout the tournament.
At the local Essex Futures 1* event in East Thurrock, Srisureka Subramanaian dominated the younger girls singles and collected her first gold medal of the season. Subramanaian collected more medals at the Essex Futures Basildon 1* tournament where with Akshaya Ganesh Sai she collected bronze in the girls doubles. Redbridge players dominated the girls singles with Subramanaian runner up to Priyanka Harkhani who took gold to win her first medal of the season. Harkhani’s brother, Ishaan, won a silver medal in the younger years boy’s doubles and Saikrishna Vijay won bronze in the younger year boys singles. Callum Hobday took bronze in the middle years boys singles at the same tournament.
Kaashvi Mane’s second tournament in England saw her travel to Kent for the U15 bronze and again unseeded she came away with the gold medal. Mane beat all before her and defeated the number one seed, Kent’s Niamh Rogers 21-10 in the final. Mane then travelled to Hertfordshire to compete in the U17 Bronze tournament and again showed her ability by collecting her third gold medal of the season. Mane was tested by her opponents in this higher level tournament, but she came through with some close hard fought wins. The tightest was her group win over Hertfordshire’s Yu Xuan Teh where the final score was 21-20.
Joshua Last paired up with Surrey’s Anthony Tan-Lawler to beat the number 3 seeds in their boys doubles group and go onto collect bronze at the Kent U19 silver.
Redbridge players dominate at the Essex Junior Restricted.
September was a great month for winning medals for the young badminton players from Redbridge Sports Centre.
The month started with Sajan Senthuran winning a bronze medal at the Milton Keynes U15 Bronze. Sajan is still an U12 player and beat players older than himself to collect a bronze after losing to the eventual winner in the semi final.
With 60 medals up for grabs at the Essex Restricted tournament during the last weekend of September, the Redbridge players looked to win as many medals as possible from the event held on their home courts.
The players in the U12 events got the weekend off to a great start, collecting 9 of the 12 medals that were played for. The boys singles saw Senthuran beat his Redbridge team mate Sidhaant Garg in the final before they paired up to win gold in the boys doubles, beating Rajvardhan Gavade and his partner in the final.
Tanishka Gavade matched Senthuran’s achievements in the U12 girls’ events, collecting two gold medals. Sawoni Talati and Sarah Yuen justified their number two seeding and collected silver medals in the U12 girls doubles.
Also playing on Saturday 28/9 were the U16 players. Athurva Zore dominated his events and collected three gold medals. In the boys singles final he beat team mate Nikhil Nayeck and with his doubles partner again beat Nayeck in the boys doubles final. His final gold of the day came with team mate Gopika Leneesh in the mixed doubles. Laneesh paird up with Sanya Nayeck to dominate their girls’ doubles group matches before the knock out stage. Their first test came in the final when they were pushed to three sets. With one gold collected, Nayeck collected her second gold of the day in the girls’ singles event.
The second day of the tournament saw the u14’s and u18’s take to the courts. Senthuran, not content with the two medals he collected on Saturday, collected gold in the boys’ singles without dropping a set. He beat fellow Redbridge player Stephen Mahendrakumaran in the final before pairing up with Mahendrakumaran to win silver in the boys’ doubles. Garg picked up his second gold of the weekend in the u14 mixed doubles. Neha Kavalam continued the Redbridge girls run of success in the girls singles events with a gold in the u14 event. She did not drop a set throughout and only conceded double figures to her opponent in the final. Kavalam paired up with Ashllyn Amirthanayagam and beat both seeded pairs before collecting their gold medals in the u14 girls’ doubles. Liam Purton completed the medal haul with gold in the u18 boys singles without dropping a set and silver in the u18 boys doubles.
With sixty medals up for grabs, the Redbridge Sports Centre players came away with 28. Martin Lawrence, badminton development officer and head coach of the PC was very pleased with the performances of all the Redbridge players. “The season has got off to a great start and the players will now see that the hard work that they put in over the summer has started to pay off. It was good to see some of the less experienced players taking part and competing against players with more experience than themselves. I hope the results will inspire the players to continue working hard in training and collect more medals throughout the season.”
The Redbridge Performance Centre Badminton results:
Adult Badminton Coaching
“Fresh Start” beginner class starts on Tuesday 21/4/20 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 25/2/20 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 – £30.90 Member – £54.00 Non-Member – £70.50 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 16’s).
Please see below to find a session that suits you:
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 Jan – Mar 2020
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 badminton academy to get you started, and our Yonex®sponsored “performance” pathway for players who are looking to represent their county at badminton and compete in local and national tournaments. Below is a list of our sessions designed for players between the ages of 6.5 and 23.
If you are interested in playing a local junior badminton tournament, please read on:
Essex Futures Calendar
Dear Parent/Player or Coach,
Here is our calendar of ‘Essex Futures’ junior tournaments for the upcoming season.
Essex Futures Tournaments 2019/20
Tournament Date Entry
Redbridge Junior 1* 7th March 2020
Redbridge Junior 2* 12th April 2020
The ‘Essex Futures’ series are our local tournaments aimed at juniors below county level. There are two levels: “Introductory” (also called 1*) and “For players with some competitive experience” (called 2*).
Increasingly, these tournaments are offering online entry using your Badminton England login. Most junior players will be affiliated through their club (even if they don’t know it!)
Please feel free to contact me on email@example.com if you have any questions.
All the best.
ECBA Juniors Coordinator
Haart badminton Academy Performance Pathway – by invite only
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For further details, please contact Martin Lawrence, Badminton Development Officer, on 0208 498 1031 or firstname.lastname@example.org