third November, 2023
October’s junior motion offered extra alternatives for early growth as the subsequent era honed their expertise on and off court docket.
The person World Junior Championships kickstarted the month following September’s combined workforce Championships in Spokane, Washington.
Junior shuttlers gained priceless learnings from the expertise as many performances impressed on the world stage.
Because the month progressed, the Nationwide Badminton Centre hosted a Uncover Coaching Day led by Hayley Adcock and an Interact/Progress Camp adopted, the place gamers have been invited for a extra complete four-day expertise.
World Junior Championships
There have been robust showings within the doubles within the USA because the competitors moved from the workforce to the person stage.
Robin Harper and Harry Wakefield took house fond recollections after beating prime seeds Dev Ayyappan and Dhiren Ayyappan, of the UAE, within the second spherical.
They took that confidence into the subsequent spherical towards Thailand’s Songpon Sae-Ma and Phurinath Saikamma, prevailing 21-17, 21-17, earlier than Japan’s Kosuke Kakuta and Kaito Sugawara proved too robust within the fourth spherical
Within the combined doubles, Oliver Butler and Chloe Dennis needed to maintain their nerve via a collection of shut encounters.
They got here via a decider towards Hong Kong’s Yung King To and Hung Ho Yan (17-21 21-14 21-18) of their opener earlier than a powerful straight video games victory over German eighth seeds David Eckerlin and Amelie Lehmann (23-21, 24-22).
The Uncover Squad travelled to the Nationwide Badminton Centre on October 22 for a one-day coaching camp led by Uncover Lead Coach Hayley Adcock.
She was supported by Chris Tonks, Nicky Cerfontyne and Alex Lane and the gamers labored on their stamina via game-play periods.
Themes included engaged on the standard, depth, and consistency in singles rallies, together with stability in defence/turning the shuttle.
Kathryn Canham (EJP S&C Coach) was readily available to finish leap testing with the group and lead warm-ups and funky downs in readiness for the periods.
These which might be eligible at no cost distant S&C programmes as a part of their place on the Programme are beginning to see some encouraging rewards.
This was the ultimate Uncover Coaching Day of the yr with the subsequent squad assembly deliberate for early January 2024.
Gamers have been invited to attend a four-day camp on the Nationwide Badminton Centre throughout half-term, a barely longer camp permitting the teaching workforce to deal with themes in additional element.
The group targeted on proactive web play, deep nook neutralising and coping with physique stress in singles.