About Shuttlers Badminton Academy

We provide international level coaching to young children from pre-school to school years 1-3. We also provide an Elite program for the more advanced players.

Who we are

Find out about us and what we do.

Our Coaching Programs

Join one of our coaching programs.

Meet the Coaches

Ex-international England players.

Stringing Service

Get your badminton racket professionally re-stringed.

Who are we?

The academy has been established to provide the best possible badminton coaching in order to give members the greatest opportunity to fulfil their potential.

We are providing 3 main components in the club:

1. Beginners: for the complete novice, we offer a range of structured coaching programs for children in school years 1 to 3 and teenagers / adults wishing to play badminton for social or developmental reasons.

2. Intermediate: aimed at older children that clearly have the ability to move to our Advanced coaching program.

3. Advanced: Our Elite program for more advanced players

The key personnel at the club are:

Jonty Russ – Coach – ex-England junior and level 2 coach.

David King – Coach – ex-England junior and level 2 coach.

Mark Russ – Manager – Sussex junior and senior badminton Chairman.

All personnel have extensive experience of working with young people both in a school and outside of school. All coaches have the necessary Badminton England qualifications and hold DBS certificates.

All sessions are covered by Badminton England Insurance.

Our Coaching Programs

How to join

If you are interested in joining us, then use the registration button below to send us an enquiry form.

Alternatively call Jonty on 07557 100843 or email him at jonty@shuttlers-academy.co.uk

Our Coaching Staff

David King – Coach

Bio – Is an ex-international player and spent 9 years on the England junior programme. He has 2 European junior medals and a highest world ranking of 105.

He’s been coaching on an individual basis for the last 4 years and has coached some of the up and coming junior England players. He was also the head coach of the Loughborough student’s badminton club.

David believes that the most important aspect of playing is enjoying yourself, whether hitting with your friends or playing in a national championship final. Never forget why you started playing.

Mark Russ – Shuttlers Manager

Mark is a qualified PE teacher who taught at Ardingly College for 8 years and is passionate about encouraging young people to take part in sport.

Mark is very active in the local sport scene having set up Mid Sussex Blues FC (now Haywards Heath FC Colts); Mid Sussex Hockey junior academy and the Lindfield Junior Cricket academy. With both of his sons playing Junior international badminton and the younger son, Zach, now training with the Senior national squad.

Most recently Mark has become fully immersed in badminton is currently chairman of both the Senior and Junior County set up’s.

Our Stringing Service

We are offering a fast reliable stringing service. Prices are:

  • From £15 for stringing and we provide the string.
  • £12 for stringing and you provide the string.
  • Additional £5 for 24-hour stringing service .
  • Additional £5 for racket to be delivered to you (place of delivery must be agreed by both the academy and customer).

Customers must inform the academy of any and all cracks in the racket. The academy holds the right to reject rackets if we deem the racket unfit to string.

Contact Jonty Russ on 07557 100843