Notts Schools Badminton hosted a Master Class event with Nathan, Gail and Andy in February 2009 and enjoyed a wonderful day.
Three separate sessions were managed by the trio for each of our County School Squads at U13, U15 and U17 level. The guys also spent some time over lunch with twenty or so youngsters from the after school club at the college that hosted the event. It was wonderful.
All of our squad members and their parents thoroughly enjoyed the day – it was just great for them to be on court with the likes of Nathan and Gail and Andy Allford the Badminton England strength and conditioning coach did a great job with the kids with regard to a proper warm-up and footwork/movement training as part of the session. It was really good fun.
As a result of the response of both the players, the coaches and their parents, we are planning to host another similar event in 2010.
Nottinghamshire Schools Badminton Association
Inspirational! I left with renewed enthusiasm as a coach & player.
Attended your recent Masterclass in Bedford. Excellent session - good tips and practice on tactics, techniques and fitness and all great fun as well. Thanks for the opportunity - I'll be there when you do another!
Hi Gail, just a note to say thank you to all for the opportunity to attend the badminton masterclass in Bedford, it was hard work and gave a good insight into the training and preparation for matches. We picked up some great tactical and technical points but most of all it was tremendous fun! The highlight for me was the opportunity to win a place in the match at the end of the session, not many club players can say they have partnered a world champion and played against one, what an experience!
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend attending a masterclass and look forward to the next one.
"The combination of tactics, technique, and movement were terrific. Have made definite improvements."
Dear Gail, Could I first of all say how much I enjoyed the Masterclass with you, Nathan and Andy in Bedford. It was really good, well organized and above all, great fun. I learned a lot about technique, positioning, shots etc and I thoroughly enjoyed playing on the same court as you and Nathan. Andy was good too, his session proved how fit you have to be to make it to the top!
A great afternoon, thank you.
Best wishes for the future.