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 !!**


** 18th September - The NEWS visits us **
The Havant & Waterlooville journalist, Byron Melton from The News paid us a visit today. In particular he was very impressed with the "hanging shuttle" technique we have adopted for helping our young players improve their standard of play. He watched closely as our own Megan used the technique for the first time. Byron commented on the rapid improvement he witnessed taking place as Megan improved her power in just 15 minutes!! A MESSAGE TO EVERYONE - Byron is writing an article on the club and will let me know as soon as he can, the date when the article will appear in The News. PLEASE KEEP REVISITING THIS SITE to check for the date in order to make sure you get a copy of the News for that day. The News has an approximate Printed circulation of - 20,000 with a Staggering 150,000 to 200,000 on line viewing figure. Byron's visit and forthcoming article is great for the club and something which we all trust will attract a few more players.

4th September 2017
We welcome new members - Ben (the VERY enthusiastic 7yr old) together with older players Isaac & James. There are still a few places left and so if any of you youngsters fancy "TRYING YOUR HAND" at the Fastest Racket Sport in the world, contact Maggie Phillips on 07748 560570. Because we currently have a few spaces available there is an incentive for the children to receive a small gift if they manage to bring a friend to badminton who subsequently join the club.
Times are - Session 1 - 16:00 / 17:00. Session 2 - 17:00 / 18:00. Make sure to bring court shoes (trainers) & suitable sports clothing.

General News Earlier this year (2017) we started using a new company - Yehlex - for club equipment including a new design club shirt. See image of - Henry, Milan, Josh, Ben, Joe, Sam and Ted modelling them in the photo gallery. If any club member sees anything they want to purchase from Yehlex please let us know and by ordering through the club we can get you the items at discount prices )NOTE - there is no discount on shuttles). We can provide the high quality club playing shirts at just £12 each and that includes a screen printed name of your choice on the back. If anyone wishes to take advantage of this generous offer from Yehlex /Apacs please contact Maggie with details of size etc.,

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.

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

What a Rally from England's Men's Doubles Pairing - Follow this link /Fantastic Rally

Slide Show from Photo Gallery