We offer training sessions every Wednesday at the main building of the USC. The sessions are split into four groups based on: level (beginner/advanced) and whether you play competition or not (see table below). It is possible to borrow rackets from us free of charge. We will also provide you with plastic shuttles. Trainings are given in English.
You are allowed to participate in 2 free trial trainings before we ask you to commit to a club membership (see Contribution). This way you can take your time to decide whether badminton (and our club) is something for you!
Note that there will be no training during the summer period and around Christmas.
Our trainings are on Wednesday evening. We have recreational (meaning non-competition) training from 20:00 until 21:00. Starting at 21:00, we have competition training. Both recreational training and competition are split into beginner and advanced groups.
|Time||Type of training||Who?|
|20:00-21:00||Recreational training||Beginner and advanced (separate groups)|
|21:00-22:00||Competition training||Beginner and advanced (separate groups)|
Recreational training (20:00-21:00)
If you are completely new to badminton or do not have a lot of experience and want to learn the basics of the sport, this training is for you! The main focus will lie on footwork and basic strokes. You will learn different patterns like the “butterfly” and “parachute”, which will greatly improve your strokes and stamina. After the training you can stay until 23:00 for free-play (note that 4 of the fields will be reserved for competition training, so you might have to rotate).
If you are more experienced in badminton you are welcome to join the advanced (recreational) training, where we focus more on consistency, stamina and tactics. If you think you qualify for this training, you can always try it out, but our trainer will decide if you can participate in this training or if the beginner training is a better fit for you.
Competition training (21:00-22:00)
Starting at 21:00, we have training for players who participate in competition. This training aims to let competition players train together with players from their own competition team, to be better prepared for competition matches. A few courts are typically available for free-play.
After the training sessions everyone is welcome to participate in free-play. Afterwards we often grab a drink in the cafeteria, you are always welcome to join us!