Nella Kovacs – Child Welfare Officer of the Sunrise Badminton Network:

Get in touch at nellauk5@frenksekeli

The mentality is the most important skill in badminton, it is as important as techniques or tactics. We want to primarily focus on mental skills to help your child find the way to self-regulation, independence and fair play.

Right now, because of COVID-19, our children are the most affected mentally and we must help them to find their mental resources and also make them conscious of their life as it happens in the courts.

  • We do not have strict expectations for your child.
  • We teach them the basics to be able to enjoy the game.
  • We provide space for them to play safely.
  • We give them advice if they are in need of it and answer their questions if they have any.

We will make sure all our staff are DBS (formerly CRB) checked and also have the relevant qualifications if they will work with children and vulnerable adults.

Frank also has the latest CIMSPA ReActivate qualification and will adhere to Badminton England`s and UK Sport`s guidances.

You can test your readiness for badminton with PARQ and feel free to share it with Frank.

If you feel you are at a mentally difficult time, check out the below ones and you can discuss the results with Frank for further advice. Here are the questionnaires GAD-7 and PHQ-9 which can help you map up your mental states.

If you looking after guidance on eating problems/difficulties or you feel you are being too hard on your body, I recommend an athlete`s guide here and then have a chat at the end of the session with Frank who holds a Level 5 Sports and Exercises Nutritional Advisor qualification.

If you have any safeguarding concerns about the club, coaches, or officials you can report it here:

Find out more below:

CIMSPA – Reactivate

Return to play guidance for coaching

Our Code of Conduct

Safeguarding of Badminton England

Site of Cheshire County Badminton Association