LYC offers free coaching to all members at all grades. Coaching takes place almost every Sunday from 2-3pm, just before our standard Sunday Session. We have four qualified coaches certified by Badminton England:

  • a Badminton England certified Level 2 senior coach = head coach
  • a Badminton England certified Level 2 junior coach
  • a Badminton England certified Level 1 senior coach
  • a Badminton England certified Level 1 junior coach

Members can express their interest in coaching by sending an email to to register for upcoming coaching/training. In the week before play, LYC sends an email to members elected for the coming Sunday coaching session (based on grade and position on the waiting list): members then need to confirm attendance to secure their place on the final list before the Friday at 6pm. Those not on the waiting list we be added for subsequent coaching sessions. Please always include your LYC Board Name and Grade in any communication.

LYC Coach Qualification Support

Coaching is the best way to play better badminton, and it is a feature of LYC that members receive free coaching. We want to ensure that our coaches have a close association with LYC, and therefore the club will, in certain circumstances, support members who are studying for coaching qualifications. This policy seeks to ensure that this benefits both the individual member and the club.

Any member who has demonstrated appropriate ability, plus commitment to the club, (e.g. through attendance, voluntary work for the club etc) can apply by emailing the committee with a brief explanation of what they are asking for and why they believe they are a good candidate for such support. In return, you will receive a coach qualification support policy, detailing the terms and conditions and next steps.