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Badminton school (DSC)

A fun and sociable way to get your heart pumping. Our badminton school at Dovedale Sports Centre (DSC) will teach you good timing, great tactics and very nimble feet.

Badminton school (DSC)

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Our coaches at Dovedale will take beginners of any age through an introduction to the basics of badminton, progressing to more advanced skills and games techniques. 

Times and prices


Lessons run every Sunday for one hour during term time.

Lesson times vary by ability:

  • 2pm to 3pm or 3pm to 4pm: Juniors (ages 8 to 16 years old)
  • 4pm to 5pm or 5pm to 6pm: Adult (ages 17 plus)


  • £5.00 per session. 


Please call the centre on 01245 605685.

Essential information

Please note that due to COVID-19 we have had to implement extra precautions when using the centre:

  • Before you arrive, you can download the NHS COVID-19 app. You can open the app and scan the QR code displayed at the entrance to the centre on arrival.
  • We are operating a one-way system within the centre. Please enter the centre at the main entrance and follow the signage provided. 
  • All adults and children (aged over the age of 11 years) must wear a face covering when inside the leisure centre, unless you have an exemption. You do not need to wear a face covering whilst taking part in an activity.
  • Children should proceed to the Sports Hall following the signage, to where your lesson normally takes place and the coach will take a register. 
  • Use the hand sanitiser on entering the sports hall.
  • After the lesson you should vacate the hall promptly through the side door. 
  • No spectators are allowed in the sports hall unless the child is under the age of 8 years or has a medical condition.


  • Please ensure the children are aware of the 2m distancing regulations and adhere to it as much as possible. 
  • After the lesson you should vacate the hall promptly.
  • Please ensure your child wears appropriate clothing. Ensure long hair is tied back and children do not wear any jewellery. 

Additional information

  • If your child needs any additional support, please just let us know.
  • If you have any queries about your child's lessons operating under the Covid restrictions, please contact the team.

Suitable for

Ages 8 to 12
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Age 13 plus
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Centre opening times

Monday to Friday, 5pm to 10pm
Saturday, 9am to 5pm
Sunday, 9am to 5pm
Bank holidays, closed


  • Gym
  • Exercise studio
  • Multi use sports hall
  • Squash courts
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible changing
  • Free parking

All prices are correct to 31 March 2022.

All information correct at time of publishing. Please check before each visit.


Contact form

Dovedale Sports Centre
Vicarage Road

We are a breastfeeding friendly centre. 

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