Courses For Players
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Some Sports Centres provide courses for various ages and levels of ability.
Contact details can be found on our Sports Centres page
A Badminton Academy at Oaklands College
Those who are thinking of taking A levels, BTec, degree courses, some vocational courses, etc, may be eligible to continue their badminton performance development through a new Badminton Academy being established at Oaklands College based in St Albans with Herts Schools Badminton Association supported by Herts Badminton Association and BADMINTON England.
The wide range of courses provided by Oaklands College are shown on their website: www.oaklands.ac.uk
Oaklands College has a strong track record of developing athletes in many other sports and are now providing a fantastic opportunity to give badminton players aged 16 years and over the chance to maximise their talent alongside studying too.
If you are interested in studying at Oaklands and having the option to have badminton and performance training and are of county squad standard or similar then please complete the application form for your chosen course via the Oaklands website and indicate ‘Badminton Academy’ in the ‘Course Name’ box. If you are not already in Herts County Squads you are likely to need a badminton entrance assessment which will be organised by Herts Schools Badminton Association.
Please note this is the first year of the Badminton Academy, and the badminton opportunity depends on a minimum of 8 HSBA or HBA members signing up.
If you have any queries on the academic study programme please complete the query form on Oaklands website. If you have a query regarding badminton at the academy or decide to join Oaklands please contact HBA Development Co-ordinator, Dave Bartlett, email: Dave@Bartlett1.plus.com.