Performance Centre

Ebbisham Badminton section was designated a Performance Centre in 2009 - There is only one per county.

The BADMINTON England Performance Centres programme is focused on developing a Performance pathway to run alongside a strong Club pathway to raise standards of play throughout the country. The aspiration of a Badminton Performance Centre is to create a hub of badminton activity where players, coaches and volunteers can progress, reach their potential and satisfy their own ambition within the sport, and in an environment that is accessible and welcoming for all.

Training takes place at the following times

PC 4 (Pre-Raw)   

Wednesday 4.00-5.00pm

Friday  4.30-7.00pm

 

PC 3 (Raw)

Wednesday 5.00-7.00pm

Friday 6.00-8.00pm

 

PC 2 (Developing)

Wednesday 5.00-7.00pm

Friday 6.00-8.00pm

 

PC 1 (Emerging)

Monday 5.30-8.00pm

Wednesday 7.00-9.00pm

Sunday 1.00-3.00pm

Selected juniors are also invited to join the adult sections, attend their sessions and play in club teams

PC players are encouraged (and as they progress expected) to take part in competitions and to play in junior county teams. The older players also play in adult sections of the club, taking part in club sessions and play in adult teams.

 

PC NEWS NOVEMBER 2015

MORE CAUSE FOR CONGRATULATION

The medal tally mounts for the season – Well done to

Leon Griffiths

Suffolk U17 Silver Tournament

Doubles silver

Luke Griffiths

York U13 Gold

U13 Surrey Gold

U13 Hatfield Gold

Doubles bronze

Singles gold & Doubles silver

Singles silver

Gemma Atkins

Warwickshire Silver

Doubles bronze

Tilly Ip

Suffolk Senior Bronze

Suffolk U19 Bronze

Dorset U19 Bronze

Doubles silver & Mixed bronze

Singles gold & Mixed gold

Doubles gold & Mixed silver

Ben Richards

Suffolk Senior Bronze

Suffolk U19 Bronze

Dorset U19 Bronze

Mixed bronze

Mixed gold

Mixed silver & Doubles silver

Grace Li

Dorset U19 Bronze

Doubles gold

Will Manners

Dorset U19 Bronze

Doubles silver & Mixed bronze

Lydia Ip

Dorset U19 Bronze

Singles silver

Charlotte Atkins

Kent U15 Silver

Singles bronze & Doubles bronze

 

PC FUN AND GAMES FOR HALLOWEEN + parent/player seminar

The Friday before half term all Performance Centre players were invited to come together for an evening of fun games led by Coach Steve Jacobs – fancy dress was optional, but most entered into the spirit of Halloween with some scary outfits.

With all the players suitably exhausted, they and their parents partook of a splendid bring-and-share buffet. This was followed by the parent/player seminar, with presentations from coaches, older players and experienced badminton mums, covering training regimes, diet and competitions. The highlight of the evening was a talk by 21 year-old Epsom born Georgina Bland. She has recently achieved success on the senior circuit and is a member of the Surrey Smashers team in the National Badminton League. Georgina gave a fascinating insight into her move from junior to senior level and our players were all ears to get hints on what they need to do to emulate her achievements. For pictures of the event click here and for a report on Georgina’s recent success click here

 

PC NEWS OCTBER 2015

PC PLAYERS START SEASON ON HIGH NOTE

Our PC players have been travelling to tournaments in the south East and beyond and coming away with a hoard of medals of all hues.

Congratulations to the following medal winners

Charlotte Atkins

Hampshire U15 Bronze Tournament

Hertfordshire U15 Bronze

Doubles gold

Doubles gold & Mixed bronze

Tilly Ip

Milton Keynes Senior Bronze

Kent Senior Silver Plate

Kent U19 Bronze

Doubles silver

Doubles gold

Mixed gold & Doubles silver

Lydia Ip

Surrey Schools U17

Warwickshire U17 Silver

Singles gold

Singles bronze, Doubles bronze & Mixed bronze

Luke Griffiths

Cheltenham U13 Gold

Singles silver & Doubles silver

Leon Griffiths

Kent U19 Bronze

Doubles silver & Mixed bronze

Ben Richards

Kent U19 Bronze

Mixed gold

 

 

 

PC NEWS AUGUST 2014

24 hour badminton marathon and WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT

 

Our Badminton Performance Centre Juniors are organising a 24 hour badminton marathon on 29/30 August (Friday 6.00pm to Saturday 6.00pm).

 

On the Friday and overnight they will be playing amongst themselves, but they are extending an invitation to everyone (and that’s not just badminton players) to join them on court any time on Saturday from 10.00am onwards. There will be lots going on during the day – challenge matches, exhibitions, racket testing, raffle, BBQ, competitions and other fun activities – in fact something for everyone. Come and stay as long as you like.

 

The day will conclude at 4.00pm with an attempt on the world record for the most people in a badminton rally. If you remember we feel a little short in our attempt last year, so we really need your help.

 

And if you can’t make it in person, please sponsor one of the PC Juniors or buy a raffle ticket in aid of the Ebbisham charity for 2014 – Epsom Riding for the Disabled

PC CHAMPIONSHIPS

In July the PC held its annual championships. After testing themselves throughout the year against players from all over the country, now was the chance to see how they fared closer to home. After a series of hard-fought matches, the following emerged triumphant:

< 19 Girls

 

< 19 Boys

< 13 Mixed

 

1

Stephanie Pipe

1

Will Manners

1

Austen Leitch

2

Lydia Ip

2

Ben Richards

2

Tim Li

3

Tilly Ip

3

Nick Pipe

3

Sam Jenkins

4

Meera Sivakumaran

4

Victor Lim

4

Charlotte Atkins

5

Gemma Atkins

=5

Adam Shepherd

5

Marcus Roberts

6

Charlotte Clark

=5

Mycroft Leitch

6

Taylor O’Farrell

 

 

=5

Luke Tuck

7

Tomas Davey

 

 

 

 

8

Rohit Ratnan

For photos of the winners and other participants click here

PC NEWS FEBRUARY 2014 

More congratulations are in order

Kent U13 October 3013

Austen Leitch -Singles gold

 

Home Counties U13 October 2013

Austen Leitch & Luke Griffiths- gold boys doubles

 

Suffolk U17 silver in December 2013

Stephanie Pipe - silver girls singles

Ben Richards - gold - mixed doubles & bronze boys doubles

Tilly Ip- gold mixed doubles, gold girls doubles

Meera Sivakumaran- gold girls doubles

 

Surrey U12 in January 2014

Tim Li – gold in boys doubles

 

Surrey U13 in January 2014

Austen Leitch -Singles gold

Charlotte Atkins & Austen Leitch -  mixed silver

 

Surrey U16 – January 2014

Meera Siyakumaran  - silver girls  singles

For photos of some of the successful players click here

PC NEWS SEPTEMBER 2013

Congratulations to all the Ebbisham players who have played in Badminton England tournaments over the last couple of weeks. They have all made a fantastic start to the season! Especially well done to the medal winners, 

Milton Keynes U.17 Gold

Matt Tung - semi-finalist doubles

Herts U.15 Bronze 

Gareth O'Brien - winner boys doubles

Lydia Ip - winner girls singles and runner-up girls doubles

Gemma Atkins - semi-finalist girls singles and runner-up girls doubles

Essex U.17 Bronze

Will Manners - semi-finalist boys singles

Stephanie Pipe - winner girls singles and semi-finalist girls doubles

Tilly Ip - winner girls doubles