What we're about
For those who are serious about improving your badminton, this is the place for you!
The London STEP UP Badminton is a coaching-based badminton meet up for from complete beginners to match players. According to the coach’s evaluations and as you attend sessions regularly, members are given a "title" to match their achievements. Categorisations may shift according to the standard of all members.
We train on Tuesday evenings at Holloway School, North London. (We have moved from Sobell LC in January, 2018.)
"Titles" go like this… (Comments are not really according to the categorisations! Please refer to the " Titles and what to aim for your next step up (http://www.meetup.com/London-STEPUP-Badminton/pages/Titles_and_what_you_aim_at_for_your_next_step_up/)" page for the real descriptions.)
[No title]........We’re all blank canvas at first.
Sun.........All possibilities are there.
Mercury........Small but big step!
Venus........Learned some beautiful shots?
Mars........Getting all hot!
Jupiter........Fumed up with tactics!
Saturn........Got some wicked shots?
Uranus ........Chilled by cool moves!
Neptune........Getting hard to be shot at!
Each session consists of 1-hour coaching and 1-hour games. There are usually 2 sessions running at the same time, divided according to members' "titles". "Titles" are chosen by the coach’s evaluations on individual’s achievements. Please look at our " About (http://www.meetup.com/London-STEPUP-Badminton/about/)" page before you join.
We're running this meetup with our goodwill. This is not a business. Your help and kind words are much appreciated!
*We're sorry but this meetup is for 18 years old and up. If you are a junior player, we know places you can go for coaching. Send the organiser an e-mail for more information.
This group is concentrating on doubles games.
=How our sessions work=
6:45-7:45pm - 1hr Games only session
This session gives an extra games time for members who are coming for coaching from 7:30pm. complete beginners and those who are not familiar with basic rules are expected to get some coaching first. This session is for all levels (except complete beginners) and both lower and higher level members can benefit from learning to play doubles games.
6:45-9:45 - 3hr Games only session
Games only session without coaching. This session is for intermediate upwards only.
7:45-9:45pm - Coached sessions
Coached sessions consist of 1hr coaching and 1hr games. Members will be divided into two groups. All first timers should first get a spot for [No title/...] Coached session regardless of their current levels. They will have a chance to be assessed on the day to be allocated to appropriate groups and then further confirmed after the sessions. All members either get a "title" under their account name or stay as no-titled. Those who already have a "title" of "Mercury" upwards can sign up for [Mercury/...] Coached session straight away.
All other information such as fees and penalty rules are written in the description of each session page. Please read carefully before signing up. Everyone needs to RSVP each time and get a spot to join in any sessions.