Welcome



Havant Hornets (or Havant Junior Badminton Club) is a friendly and welcoming badminton club for
young people aged from 6 (yes 6) to 16 years old. We provide coaching and games at Havant Leisure Centre giving young players a chance to learn and improve their skills and to have fun at the same time. We run two sessions of one hour each, between 4.00 and 5.00 pm and 5.00 and 6.00 pm on Mondays during normal school term times.

**!! Latest News !!**

10th June 2017
Reporter Tamara Siddiqui from The Portsmouth News visited the club today. She chatted with various players and members of the team and was particularly impressed by 10 yr old Evie who gave a demonstration on how quickly she is improving by using our 'hanging shuttle' training technique. On Tamara's arrival, all 8 courts were full including coach Dan working with 6 youngsters on one & coach Phil with several others on another. The place was buzzing with the young players not only having a lot of fun but getting lots of healthy exercise at the same time.
Maggie will email everyone as soon as we know what day Tamara will publish the write up of her visit in The News.
Our sincere thanks to The News for their continued support of the club.

26 June 2017
At Havant Juniors, we help beginners with eye / hand coordination by hanging a shuttle from the rafters. The advantages are: -
1. The shuttle return flight is very predictable, enabling the student to work on consistency of posture.
2. It requires just one coach to stand alongside the student to see exactly what the student is doing and quickly correct poor posture
and technique. This is not always possible when feeding shuttles from the other end of the court.
3. Various footwork routines can practiced & perfected under controlled conditions.
4. Most shots can be practised using this method - clears, smashes, drives, net lifts - forehand, backhand.
5. All beginner students find it FUN and all want to participate.
One of our students, who had been struggling with eye hand coordination since joining us, mastered the technique after just 2 x 20 minute sessions using our “hanging shuttle” system/technique. He can now play games and enjoy himself by hitting the shuttle consistently.

June 2017 - A few of the early arrivals at club today came dressed in the new design club shirts. See image of - Henry, Milan, Josh, Ben, Joe, Sam and Ted in the photo gallery.

May 2017 - The club and the team would like to thank the team at Portsmouth News / Sports Mail for their support of the club and our annual open tournament. They always send a photographer who captures great action shots for the full page tournament report. Some of the images can be viewed in our Photo gallery.

HOW FIT do you have to be? - Check out: -
Longest Ladies Doubles Rally - 255 shots!!! /Ladies Doubles
Longest Mens Singles Rally - /Men's Singles

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Slide Show from Photo Gallery