SPORTS centres across the borough are hoping a new programme of fun and friendly courses will draw badminton players back on to the court.
Leisure centres in Chester and Frodsham will host a series of Back2Badminton coaching courses for players of all abilities next month.
The four-week courses will cost £12 per person. Sessions are open to anyone aged 16 or over and no previous experience is necessary.
Sessions will take place at the Northgate Arena, Chester, on Mondays from 2-3pm and at Frodsham Leisure Centre on Friday from 8-9pm.
These will be followed by the launch of No Strings Badminton classes, offering players of all ages and abilities convenient on court action, with a guaranteed playing partner available each week.
Alison Lysons, Badminton England regional officer for Cheshire, said: “No strings badminton has been created to help overcome barriers to participation and enable more people to get involved and enjoy playing.
“If you don’t want to commit to a club membership or you don't have a playing partner, No Strings is just the thing to get you playing the great game of badminton.”
Badminton England is also seeking voluntary No Strings coordinators, with a basic knowledge of badminton, to help out at sessions in Chester, Frodsham and Ellesmere Port.
Coordinators are required for sessions at the Epic, Ellesmere Port, on Mondays from 1-3pm, Tuesdays from 10-11am, Thursdays from 10-11am and Friday from 1-3pm; at Frodsham Leisure Centre on Fridays from 8-9pm; and at the Northgate Arena on Mondays from 2-4pm.
For more information email Alison at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 07901 005314.