Founded in 2013, Edinburgh Badminton Academy has become one of the biggest badminton clubs in Scotland. Our aim is to improve opportunities for badminton players in Edinburgh and Scotland.
OUR COACHING TEAM
We rely on our expert coaches to run our weekly sessions and have a proven track record of training champions.
Our coaches are given regular training, mentoring, and feedback to ensure that you always receive innovative and original sessions.
Our coaches are fully qualified and insured through Badminton Scotland, and are PVG checked by Disclosure Scotland.
Our coaches are all experienced badminton players who go through extensive training and mentoring.
Our coaches know how joining a new club can be difficult and we’ll make sure you feel welcome.
Edinburgh Badminton Academy (EBA) was founded in 2013 with a humble beginning of just one summer camp attended by seven children. However, after that first camp, we quickly expanded and began running weekly junior sessions at the Crags Centre. Adult training followed shortly after, and before long, we were running sessions all over Edinburgh for players of all abilites, from complete beginners to junior national champions.
In 2019, EBA became a not-for-profit social enterprise, officially registered as a Community Interest Company (CIC). This means that any profit made by the club is reinvested directly back into the club to support its growth and development.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we remained committed to supporting our players and adapted to the changing circumstances by providing remote circuit sessions and developing our club website and booking systems. As soon as it was safe to do so, we reopened our doors and welcomed players back to the courts.
In 2022, we bounced back from the impact of COVID and expanded our offerings with over 20 new sessions. We also established a coach training and mentoring pathway that brings in modern sports coaching research, enabling our coaches to stay up-to-date with the latest techniques and strategies to support our players.
As of 2023, EBA has grown even further and now boasts over 700 regular members and many pay-per-session players. We’ve also expanded our junior performance section and introduced new social badminton sessions designed for beginners to be welcomed to the sport, providing opportunities for all to learn and play badminton.
Our goal is to continue to grow and provide a supportive and inclusive badminton community for players of all ages and abilities.
JOIN THE TEAM
We are always looking for passionate and committed individuals to join our coaching team.
We provide competitive hourly rates, regular mentoring, training, and feedback, and discounted entry to tournaments. We can also help you get qualified with our coach pathway.
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Their founder, Caroline Phillips, is a keen badminton player and member of EBA. Their generous sponsorship has given juniors and adults new opportunities to pick up a racket and play badminton.
Founded by YC Lim – a former Welsh Badminton international – in 1983, YC Sports LLP is a long established family-run retailer of branded specialist sports clothing and equipment.
YC Sports is renowned as a specialist in racket sports and offers an extensive range of products in badminton, tennis and squash.
Yonex are the world leaders in producing and distributing badminton equipment and we are proud to be supported by them.
They provide us with high quality shuttles, equipment, clothing and support our tournaments with prizes. We also run Yonex racket demonstrations, so players can test and find their perfect racket.
We are also able to offer a number of Yonex sponsorships to our top performance players.
NOT FOR PROFIT
Any profit we make is reinvested back into badminton and the Edinburgh community.
WOMEN IN SPORT
Increasing female participation at all levels and ages is a priority target for us.
OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL
We offer the opportunity for everyone to play with discounts for those from low income families.
Directors of EBA