Badminton bid will get people playing

Give badminton a go at Westergate
Give badminton a go at Westergate

In a bid to get people playing badminton, Freedom Leisure has teamed up with Badminton England to launch the No Strings Badminton Essentials programme at Westergate’s Six Villages Sports Centre.

The new eight-week course launches on Thursday – September 11 – and is designed for anybody with an interest in badminton who would like to develop their game play and learn some new skills.

Six Villages Sports Centre, run by Freedom Leisure in partnership with West Sussex County Council, has introduced the course after customers expressed an interest in coached sessions.

“We are delighted to be introducing No Strings Badminton to the centre in partnership with Badminton England,” says Freedom Leisure centre manager Simon Wagstaff.

“Badminton is a great way to stay active for people of all ages and abilities. The ‘Essentials’ course is the ideal way for them to improve their fitness and gameplay in a relaxed environment.”

The sessions will be led by a Badminton England-qualified coach and will focus on improving technique and developing gameplay through organised drills and group coaching.

The course is open to anyone over 16 and costs £40 for all eight sessions. Lessons will be every Thursday at 7.30pm. For more information visit or call 01243 546830.