Badminton greats poised to return

Gail Emms and Nathan Robertson Olympic badminton silver medalists
Gail Emms and Nathan Robertson Olympic badminton silver medalists

Two modern day greats of British badminton are returning to Hastings next month.

Nathan Robertson and Gail Emms will be at Helenswood Sports Centre on Sunday July 3 to deliver a Badminton Masterclass to Hastings Junior Badminton Club.

The 2004 Olympic silver medallists in the mixed doubles will cover the four main components needed to be a top badminton player, namely mental, technical, tactical and physical.

Under-11s will be first up from 9.30-11.30am, followed by under-13s from 12noon-2pm, and under-17s and adults from 3-5pm. The cost is children £25, adults £35, and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Robertson and Emms won gold at the World Championships and Commonwealth Games in 2006, and 2004 European Championships. They previously delivered a Badminton Masterclass in the town during August 2009.