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  • To feel welcomed and encouraged to be active  
  • A relaxed environment that allows you to meet new friends and have fun 
  • A coordinator on hand to organise the session and ensure everyone is rotated on court for games 
  • To feel motivated to come back week after week 

NSB offers an alternative to the traditional badminton club model. By removing the annual fee and running sessions on a pay and play basis, you don’t have commit to attending every week. Instead you can access badminton at a time and place that is convenient for youHoweverwe hope that the great experience and value for money will leave you wanting more… 

No Strings Badminton is designed to be an inclusive programme with all ages and abilities welcome.We understand that when sessions become competitive it can be very off putting for beginners or participants that have not played badminton in a while. Therefore, the ethos of the session is centred around fun and not competition and the coordinator will do what they can to ensure players are evenly matched.  

Bring along your own racket if you have one, if not don’t worry as you might be able to borrow one from your NSB venue. Wear comfortable kit and trainers. You’ll be working up a sweat, so don’t forget to bring a water bottle too! 

Whether you are a coach, leisure centre or a keen volunteer, anyone can set up a No Strings Badminton session!

You need to complete our online programme training form to access the No Strings Co-ordinator Training then register your new No Strings session here and we will promote it via our Activity Finder.

Accredited No Strings Co-ordinators can access additional resources on our No Strings Co-ordinator Hub. Please contact nostringsbadminton@badmintonengland.co.uk for more details.

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No strings

No Strings Badminton (NSB) is a national participation programme offering low-cost, fun pay and play sessions at a venue near youProviding participants with a friendly and welcoming environment to play badminton, socialise and keep fit on their termsNSB is fully inclusive and open to adult players of any age or ability.

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Essentials

Essentials is a programme of 8 sessions designed to teach you all the badminton basics at a relaxed pace in a fun and friendly setting by a Badminton England endorsed coach.

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The course is aimed at beginners and those who are new to the sport and would like to develop their skills to improve their game in either a No Strings sessions or appropriate club session. 

The 6-8-week course is delivered by a Badminton England endorsed coach who will cover all the essential skills required to play the game including, grips, movement, serving, backhand and forehand play.  Your Essentials coach will focus on building your confidence throughout the course through fun and engaging sessions. 

Essentials courses usually cost about £40 but this can vary depending on location and the number of weeks the course is running for.  

In order to deliver an Essentials course, you must hold a Level 2 coaching qualification.

Level 2 coaches can complete our online programme training form to access the Essentials Programme Training to become an Essentials Endorsed Coach then register your Essentials course here and we will promote it via our Activity Finder.

Adult clubs across the country cater for players of all ages and abilities, so you do not need to have played before. Clubs are focused on providing a fun, enjoyable and social environment for anyone that wants to pick up a racket and play. Some clubs have requirements for the standard of play so please contact your local club to find out if they are suitable for you.

We would suggest you contact the club using the details provided on our Club Finder before you attend. Below are some of the questions you might like to ask to ensure the club is right for you.

  • What ability levels does the club cater for?
  • What days & times does the club play at and are certain sessions more suitable for different abilities?
  • Does the club offer coaching opportunities?
  • Does the club play in local leagues?
  • How much is it to attend a session?

In an adult club session, you can expect a welcoming and enjoyable experience. You will be able to learn a new skill, meet new people, boost your physical fitness and mental well-being and a number of clubs also offer competitive opportunities such as league matches.

Most adult clubs will require you to take you own racket – if you do not have one, please enquire with the club before you attend. We would also suggest you wear non-marking shoes (white soled) and take a drink.

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Adult Clubs

Are you looking for a club environment to try out or play badminton and have a great experience? We have hundreds of affiliated adult clubs across the country that you can search for using our ‘Club Finder’ tool below. All clubs are individual and therefore cater for different participant needs depending on their visions and why they exist. Some clubs will cater more for social players, some will provide coached opportunities and others will be very much focused on competition.

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Adult Coaching

Coaching is a great way to develop your badminton skills and improve your game. A number of clubs across the country offer coaching within their sessions or, if you are looking for something more specific, you could arrange a one-to-one session with a qualified coach.

Use our Coach Finder below to search for coaches local to you or take a look at the clubs section to find out more about your local clubs.

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If you are looking for more specific coaching which is tailored to your needs, you could arrange a one-to-one session with a qualified coach.

Use our Coach Finder tool to search for coaches local to you who may be able to offer private lessons.

A number of clubs across the country offer coaching within their sessions so please use our Club Finder to search for local clubs and get in touch with them to see if they offer coaching.

Essentials is a programme of 8-10 sessions designed to teach you all the badminton basics at a relaxed pace in a fun and friendly setting by a Badminton England endorsed coach.

Take a look at the Essentials section to find out more or use our Session Finder to find a local course.

Social Competition is aimed at those who are new to competition and looking to gain their first experiences of competition.  

Social Competition should be played in doubles format but this could be men’s, women’s or mixed and have a round robin approach maximising the number of games each pair can play. 

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Tier 5 – Social Competition

Feeling competitive? Why not enter one of our Tier 5 Social competitions where you can play with friends and compete against each other!

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