Badminton players’ smashing time with star coach

Anne Littleson, organiser of the coaching session, back left, and Scotland international badminton player and coach Sarah Sidebottom, back right, with the secondary school players.
Anne Littleson, organiser of the coaching session, back left, and Scotland international badminton player and coach Sarah Sidebottom, back right, with the secondary school players.

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Young badminton aces had a smashing time when a Scotland international player and qualified coach dropped in to Kintyre last weekend.

Members of the Highland Parish and Glenbarr Badminton Clubs received two days’ coaching from Sarah Sidebottom last Saturday and Sunday, in the large sports hall at Campbeltown Grammar School.

The youngsters – 30 players from P4 to S2 – benefited from Sarah’s coaching skills, which they will be able to put to good use when the clubs resume after the summer break.

Scotland international badminton player and coach Sarah Sidebottom, back right, with the primary school players.
Scotland international badminton player and coach Sarah Sidebottom, back right, with the primary school players.

Sarah was impressed with the players’ ability to listen to and follow instructions and the overall standard of their play.

It is hoped there will be further coaching sessions in the future.

Last weekend’s course was made possible thanks to a micro grant from Argyll and Bute Council to support clubs affected by closure due to Covid-19.