RACKET PACK INITIATIVE 2018-19
The following letter has been sent out to our regional school sports partnership and all local primary school (state and private) are welcome to contact us directly if they have not received the information through any other channel. This offer is great value for any local school wishing to try an introductory badminton course, delivered by Heather Olver and with a significant portion of the costs met by Badminton England. We hope to see many new young players joining HBC as a result of this initiative.
Good Afternoon Laura,
I trust you are well? I am writing with information on a new
junior badminton initiative from Badminton England that Hildenborough Junior
Badminton Club in Partnership with Badminton England would like to offer
to local primary schools in your area.
Hildenborough BC is based at Walthamstow Hall & they
have been successful at coaching all levels of player these past few years with
over 16 County champions & 3 England juniors in our ranks (as well as a
The Racket Pack sessions are fun sessions for children aged
5-11 coached by our own ex-Rio Olympian and qualified coach Heather Olver,
although our goal would be to help sports teachers themselves deliver the
sessions in the future.
No kit is required for these sessions as Heather will bring
this with her.
The club will also look to host a series of Racket Pack
badminton festivals for schools that have completed the initial 6 week sessions
As you know this is a busy time for PE Leads planning for
the next Academic year and I am keen to make sure schools are aware of the
great offer attached.
Heather is looking to start these sessions in
September with a view to having their first Racket Pack Badminton Festivals at
Walthamstow Hall in November & December.
England’s School Games offer for 2018-2019 will now be a festival linked to its
Racket Pack programme – full details on this, including formats, will be
circulated by the Youth Sport Trust in the coming months.
The attached letter details the offer and I would ask that
you share with your schools.
Schools that are interested, or have any questions
please can they contact Alex Easton from Hildenborough BC via email at
or call 07802783978.
The online resource is free for schools and access can be
provided by completing our online form.
For your information:
The Online Resource for The Racket Pack provides you with
Lesson plans: 6 lessons per module and 6 modules in total covering both Key
Stage 1 and Key Stage 2
Technical videos: We have developed videos for both Teachers and Coaches
development as well as videos that can be shown in lesson to help children
learn the skill
Ability to build your own sessions by choosing between the various warm ups,
skills and games.
To ensure consistency and effective progression through the
age groups each module within The Racket Pack will cover the following key
Forehand and Backhand Serving (Key Stage 1 = Backhand only)
We have also developed a set format to the resource so that
every 30 minute lesson is broken down into:
Warm up: Fun activity incorporating badminton skills
Skill based activity: Development of identified skills through fun practices
Embedding the skill: Incorporating the skill into a practical game
If you wish to purchase some supporting equipment there are
several retailers now stocking Racket Pack equipment. Please try the two links
below for equipment deals:
If you need anything further from me please do not hesitate
to contact me.