== Our resident coach ==
John Howley - is a Badminton England registered professional coach. He has been a full time coach for over 35 years with beginners to International standard badminton players. He works for various badminton clubs in London and Hertfordshire.
As a coach and a supreme player himself, he has been contributing to many badminton clubs to play in Division I and premier leagues through his badminton career. Many of his students have gone to play in Badminton England team, county and tournament players are coached by him, and himself has been asked to play for England by Badminton England.
John Howley: 077 6522 8536
John prefers to be contacted on his mobile (no e-mail). If you're ringing him for the first time, please leave a voice mail message, or text.
He also restrings badminton/squash/tennis rackets.
== Our rules ==
Please refer to the rules below.
- Be punctual
- Wear appropriate clothing/shoe
- Bring your own racket or hire one from the centre by yourself
- RSVP by 9am Saturday. If you need to cancel or newly RSVP "Yes" Monday, send a text message to Kyoko (0798 1100 184)
- "No-shows" are charged fully.
- Any cancellation after 9am Saturday will be charged fully if it made the number less than 4.
Do not be disappointed if you are refused on the day if you are not conforming the above rules.
John (Coach)== Shuttles ==
We use natural feather shuttlecocks in coached trainings and MIZUNO NS300 composite feather shuttles in self-trainings.== Time and venue ==
We play at Sobell Leisure Centre in Islington.
For details, please check the upcoming meetups by pressing the "calendar" tab on the "Home" page.
Our Monday trainings are before or after the London STEP UP Badminton
If you feel like practicing more, come and join us here as well:
Click here for The London STEP UP Badminton== IMPORTANT!! ==
For safety reasons, it is very important to wear appropriate indoor shoes. Outdoor shoes can be slippery on badminton courts. Running shoes are made to go forward with raised heels for a cushioning effect, whereas a lot of sideway-motions are required in playing badminton. For that reason, running shoes can be a cause of twisted ankles.
Click here for Where to find badminton shoes== Organizer ==Kyoko
has been coached by John Howley since May 2009. Currently she plays in Enfield League, Barnet League, Hammersmith League, Hillingdon League and Middlesex League.
Kyoko: 0798 1100 184== Angels team goods ==
Angels team T-shirts, jackets and towels
are available for purchase.
Logo towels and team jackets are free for members depending on the number of the attendance.