Frequently Asked Questions
Racket stringing service
Please contact Kirsty if you need your racket restringing or for any racket stringing queries. More information about restringing can be found on this YouTube video:
Bookings & Payments for sessions
All sessions require a booking to secure the your space. Junior & adult coaching sessions payable as a 6 week course. Adult open matchplay sessions are generally a pay & play option. Please contact Kirsty on 07966 719616 to secure a place at one or more of the sessions. All equipment is provided, ready to play; however please bring your own racket if you have one.
All equipment is provided during the badminton sessions, however please bring your own racket if you have one and wear appropriate sports clothing.
Investing in a pair of good quality badminton shoes (non-marking) is well worth it to provide comfort & stability when moving around around the court/changing direction quickly. Not only will they maximise your performance but they will also help to prevent injuries. If you are looking to purchase a new racket, badminton shoes or clothing, Kirsty will be able to advise you on the best choice for you.
There are lots of adult county/club level league teams that play in Dorset throughout the week, if you would like more information of where and when they play, please fill out the contact form. Also Kirsty organises quarterly-run social badminton leagues – singles & doubles for junior & adult players of all levels (recreational, intermediate, club, county players)
Badminton courts can be found in leisure centres, schools, universities and mixed sports clubs and can be booked through telephone or app.
Medical & Consent form (with GDPR)
Post Covid-19 Return to Play Guidance
Laws of Badminton
For a simplified guide to the laws of badminton click here
Badminton England: https://www.badmintonengland.co.uk
Active Dorset: https://www.activedorset.org
Bournemouth Physio Clinic: https://www.bpchealthcare.com
Overseas supported clubs
Over the years, Kirsty has supported the start up of badminton clubs in Burkina Faso and Sudan.
(Photos and writing from Jeremy Nash, Mission Africa.)
Kirsty – thank you for the racquets, shuttles and net and thanks for all you do to make Badminton such fun for the kids.
Badminton is now officially recognised (federated) in Burkina Faso.They held the first ever national tournament with 6 clubs taking part. Club Nash won the mens doubles. The tournament was at a Gold mining company. They have four indoor (air conditioned courts). No children (under 18) were allowed on site so a junior tournament was held back in Ouagadougou the capital. Club Nash won both girls doubles and boys doubles (see photos alongside Coach Boukare). I asked my friend if I could allow each of the winners to chose one of the 8 racquets to keep for themselves. He agreed so the racquets the children are holding are their own now. But even when I was there they had to loan them to others to use! African culture is such that you share everything!
Dorset Badminton Coach