Welcome to the Sutton & Cheam Juniors Badminton webpage.
We run three junior coaching groups based on age and ability, during the winter season.
'C' section (beginners/rough age 7-11) who play September to April from 6pm to 7pm Wednesdays at Sutton Grammar School, Manor Lane, Sutton SM1 4AS.
'B' section (intermediate/rough age 11-14) who play September to April from 7pm to 8pm Wednesdays at Sutton Grammar School, Manor Lane, Sutton SM1 4AS.
'A' section (advanced/rough age 13-18) who play September to June from 6.30pm to 8.30pm Tuesdays at Homefield Preparatory School, Western Road, Sutton SM1 2TE.
Our juniors are coached every week by Vibul Wataranan, who is a UKCC Level 2 coach. Vibul started playing badminton when he was 13 at evening classes. He was inspired by an amazing coach who showed him how much fun and personal satisfaction could be achieved playing at any level. Instilled with a vision, Vibul founded Penguin Badminton Club, catering for players of all abilities in a fun and supportive environment. Reaching out to the wider community, Vibul has been teaching evening classes at SCOLA for 23 years and more recently coaching juniors in local schools for Premier League 4 Sport and Sport England, giving youngsters especially beginners as much opportunity as possible to get involved in the sport.
'B' and 'C' sections play with synthetic shuttlecocks and the 'A' section plays with feather shuttlecocks.
Fees for the full 2017-18 winter season are £110 for either 'C' or 'B' section and £150 for the 'A' section.
If someone joins mid-way through the season, a reduced fee applies. One free trial session is offered to new prospective members
The club is organised by volunteers and not run for profit.
The outside of the Sutton Grammar sports hall
'B' Section underway
Here is the parent rota. Please put the dates in your diaries and arrange to swap with another helper if you cannot make a session. If you cannot find anyone to change dates with then please let Vibul Wataranan know and he will find someone else to cover your session.
Junior tournaments are run most years and past years winners from 1960 can be viewed.