Published on 8th April 2011

Badminton England coach, Dan Brookes, is gearing up for a new ten week course of badminton coaching for youngsters aged from seven up to sixteen.

The sessions begin at leisure@cheltenham on Monday 9 May and enrolment starts from today.

The course will have sessions from 4 until 5.15pm for children aged from seven to eleven and those aged twelve to sixteen can join the 5.15 until 6.30pm class.  The course costs £40 and customers can sign up at the customer service desk.

Jenna Lepore, activities co-ordinator for leisure@cheltenham said:  ''This course is a great way for young people to learn new skills, working with different players each week. Dan will be an excellent coach and I have no doubt that the youngsters will really enjoy themselves.''

No parental supervision is required. For further information, call customer services on 01242 528764.

Photo opportunities will be available when the course starts.

For media enquiries, contact: Katie Sandey, communications team leader, telephone 01242 775050, email [email protected]


Leisure@cheltenham, based on Tommy Taylor's Lane, is owned by Cheltenham Borough Council, and offers high quality facilities. The leisure centre has won numerous awards for its green credentials since re-opening, as well as being recognised for the national Sport and Leisure award as part of the 2010 Government Business Awards.
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