Badminton summer camps on offer

A SERIES of summer camps are being held to get youngsters more involved in playing badminton.

Organised by North Tyneside Badminton Academy will develop fundamental skills with professional coaches.

And the camp on July 30 will show live Olympic badminton coverage.

Coaches will also be looking for new juniors who are interested in joining the established academy and join the Northumberland Junior League.

The summer camps will be held at the Parks Sport Centre in North Shields on July 30, 10am to 3pm (£10); August 30, 1pm to 4pm (£7.50) and Hadrian Leisure Centre; August 6, 10am to noon (£5); August 31, 1pmto 4pm (£7.50) and are for ages eight plus.

The camps must be booked in advance as places cannot be guaranteed to those who turn up on the day.

To book a place, call the Parks on (0191) 643 2700 or Hadrian Leisure Centre on (0191) 643 2025.

Academy head coach Pete Samuelson will be delivering the sessions.

For more information on the camps go to as well as to receive news on the new September 2012 season.