Coaching

We have four Badminton England UKCC qualified coaches who play at the club. They are available to provide advice and tips if needed. We are happy to organise a coaching session for members who wish to improve certain elements of their game. This will usually be on a Sunday as we have more courts available than on the Tuesday and Wednesday sessions. Feel free to ask any questions to the team.

We understand that whilst everyone wants to play and win games, not everyone wants coaching. Some people just enjoy playing games and the social exercise element of the game. Therefore we ask that members do not provide coaching to other members unless it is specifically asked for. This also avoids potentially conflicting information being given to members. The coaches may give advice from time to time especially on awareness of your partners’ position on the court for the safety of everyone on the court.

Wendy Thorpe

Wendy is a level two qualified badminton coach. She has been involved with the club for many years. She is an experienced coach having worked with the clubs previous junior sessions, coaching kids ranging from 5 to 16 years old.

Club sessions attending: Wednesday
Favourite shot:
Current racket:

Kathryn Aresti

Kathryn is a level one qualified badminton coach. She is one of the longest-standing members of the club and has been involved in the day to day running of the club for many years. She is always happy to have a chat and knows everyone at the club.

Club sessions attending: Tuesday & Sunday
Favourite shot: Net kill
Current racket: Yonex

Ben Norfolk

Ben is a level one qualified badminton coach.
Club sessions attending: Tuesday & Sunday
Favourite shot: Drop shot
Current racket: Ashaway

Kevin Murphy

Kevin is a level one qualified badminton coach. He started playing at secondary school and has played regularly ever since. He joined KitesBC over five years ago.

Club sessions attending: Tuesday & Sunday
Favourite shot: Net cross court
Current racket: Victor Brave Sword

You can find our coaching profiles listed on the Badminton England website coaching registry