ABOUT US

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.

  • Social Enterprise
  • BadmintonScotland Pathway Club
  • Yonex Sponsored Academy

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.

QUALIFIED

Our coaches are fully qualified and insured through Badminton Scotland, and are DBS checked by Disclosure Scotland.

EXPERIENCED

Our coaches are all experienced badminton players who go through extensive training and mentoring.

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FRIENDLY

Our coaches know how joining a new club can be difficult and we’ll make sure you feel welcome.

HISTORY

Edinburgh Badminton Academy was founded in 2013. We started with one summer camp, attended by only seven children. After that, our first weekly junior session at Crags Centre began, and adult training followed quickly after.

We now coach over three hundred players, whose ability ranges from complete beginners to junior national champions.

In 2019, EBA became a not-for-profit social enterprise. This means that any profit made is reinvested directly back into the club.

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.

  • Are you an experienced player who is interested in helping others improve?
  • Do you have good communication skills?
  • Are you organised, enthusiastic and hard working?

SPONSORS

YONEX

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.

GANNON SPORTS

Gannon Sports is Scotland’s leading racket sport specialist, and one of its leading general sports retailers.

An independent company with four stores across central Scotland (Glasgow, Edinburgh, Gullane and North Berwick), Gannon Sports have supplied Edinburgh Badminton Academy with high quality shuttles, equipment and clothing.

WE ARE A SOCIAL ENTERPRISE

NOT FOR PROFIT

As a nonprofit social enterprise, any profit we make is reinvested back into badminton and the Edinburgh community.

WOMEN IN SPORT

Increasing female participation and making the sport more accessible at all levels and ages is a priority target for us.

OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL

Our sessions offer the opportunity for everyone to play with discounted membership for those from low income families.

Directors of EBA

GREG BROADBENT

BRITT ASHTON

LYNDON WILLIAMS