Created on 06 February 2017
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Smash In2 Badminton What is Smash In2 Badminton?
Smash In2 Badminton is Badmintonscotland’s new national participation programme giving people of all ages the opportunity to play badminton in a relaxed and fun environment. Sessions will be pay and play with an organiser or coach on hand to support.


Are you an organiser and looking from more information on setting up a Smash In2 Session?
Smash In2 clubs can be organised anywhere in Scotland through local authorities, facility providers, sports development or schools. Some sessions may already be in place and Smash in2 can enhance the programmes that are already running and build on the positive opportunities that are out there. There are many benefits for organisers to being part of this national initiative – have a look at some testimonials below and our guidelines document for more information.

Set up Guidelines
For more information on how to set up a Smash In2 club, you can download the guidelines here
To affiliate your Smash In2 club, click here to download the affiliation form

Once you have registered, you will be sent out your resource pack and a link to the online resource and marketing templates.

If you would like more information or support to set up your Smash In2 session, contact your local Regional Development Officer:

Jane Grant, Highlands & Islands Development Officer: janegrant@badmintonscotland.org.uk 
Jane Russell, Tayside & Fife Regional Development Officer, jane@badmintonscotland.org.uk
Euan Murray, West Regional Development Officer, rdowest@badmintonscotland.org.uk
Andrew Mackenzie, Grampian Regional Development Officer, andrew@badmintonscotland.org.uk
Rita Yuan Gao, P/t Performance & Development Coach, rita@badmintonscotland.org.uk
Or contact Lyndsay Morrison, Coaching and Development Manager: lyndsay@badmintonscotland.org.uk


Would you like to play? You can find details of your nearest session here
Whether you have played before or haven’t picked up a racket, Smash In2 clubs are a great way to keep fit, socialise and have fun. Sessions are pay and play so there’s no need to sign up to beforehand.

Click here to find your local Smash In2 club. You can also contact the organiser for more details.


Testimonials

‘’The Adult SI2B at Allander has been very successful with attendances as high as 22 participants. It has beenSocial badminton 022 great to see varying abilities and local people of all ages taking part, having fun and keeping fit through the sessions. As the organiser, my main role is to ensure everyone is happy, ensure matches are organised and provide some basic coaching for players in between games.’’

Craig Smith, SI2B Organiser


‘’I am pleasantly surprised about the numbers. One of the things that has stood out to me is the adults who have come back into the sport as well as attracting new beginner adults. The session has a relaxed social setting where adults enjoy both playing and socialising. Many of the players have commented on the benefits the session has had on their overall personal health. I believe the success behind it all is the usage of social media to promote session initially in addition with creating a welcoming and friendly atmosphere for everyone and anyone. From recent feedback members are requesting that another SI2B session could be setup’’

John Farr, EDLC Sports Development Coordinator



And here are some quotes from some of our Smash In2 attendees

‘’I enjoy meeting new people and the social aspect of the session’’
‘‘I played junior badminton previously and this session has provided opportunity to progress to adult badminton’’
‘’I love how it keeps me fit’’
‘’I did not realise how fun a sport badminton is’’
‘‘I used to play at school and have enjoying returning to the sport’’
‘’Nobody is too competitive – other clubs I have attended in past have been fairly competitive and I have found this off putting’’
‘’I have been able to go along with family members’’
‘’Organisers always set up on time, welcoming and creates a fun environment’’

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