John Spence Badminton Club & Academy

North Tyneside Badminton Academy provides opportunities for young people between the ages of 7 and 18 to receive coaching and participate in competitions in the local leagues and tournaments. All coaching is led by qualified coaches who are members of BADMINTON England’s Coaches Register and have been CRB checked by BADMINTON England for their suitability for working with young people.

The aims of the Academy are:

  • Fast-Tracking each players current skills.
  • Player Assessment
  • Developing our Squad Team.
  • Regular Friendly matches with local clubs and schools.
  • Attendance at Northumberland Badminton Association Tournaments.
  • Two Intra-Academy Tournaments to incorporate singles, mixed and doubles winners.
  • Participation in the North East Junior League.
  • Providing a friendly environment for juniors of all levels of ability.
  • Implementing regular training and competitions.
  • Demonstrate the ability to develop skills required for higher levels of badminton.

We will be closely monitoring both Physical and Psychological sporting progress to ensure success in both areas. For all our players to reach their potential in both areas in their sport it is important that a strong link is formed between the player, the coaches and the parents.


Sunday Academy Training Session 10-12 Noon at John Spence (during School term times). Cost £5.50 per session for a block booking.

Wednesday Development Session 6 – 8 at the Queen Alexandra site of TyneMet College, North Shields (during School term Times). Cost £5.50 per session for a block booking.


If you’d like more information on any aspect of the Academy, you can reach us on one of these numbers:
- Peter Samuelson (Head Coach) – 07786382441
- Treasurer / Secretary – Pamela Ferguson (07765371683) –