We have a vibrant County coaching programme with the following sessions running in various locations across the County:-

County Development  1

County Development 2

County 1

Performance 1

Performance 2

All Squad players train once per week in a 2 hour session at Poole High School, QE Leisure Centre, Wimborne or Leaf Studio, Bournemouth.

Our County Development programme is open to players at the start of their badminton journey and players can progress through to Performance 1 and 2 and aimed at those who are regularly competing in Badminton England events.  We encourage all county players to represent the County teams as well as representing Dorset in team events and competitions.

In addition to friendly matches, Dorset's juniors compete at U12, U14, U16 and U18 age groups in the Shires League Inter-County Competition. This is the national inter-county championships for juniors and has been running since 1983. We also enter a team in the season ending prestigious Inter-County Tournament or ICT (forU18s) which is held over four days at Nottingham University.

The Junior County Head Coach is Tom Ashford who has coached at all levels from beginner to National Squad players!

Any enquiries regarding the county programme please contact us at