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Top Flight Badminton Coaching & Club

Top Flight Badminton Club

Top Flight is a friendly badminton club that has been running for over 30 years. We are the only club in Hampshire offering a full pathway of badminton.

We provide a welcoming environment and offer a variety of options for all standards of player.

The club is run for the members by a committee:

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  • Chairperson –  Linda Bennett
  • Club Secretary – Kelvin Wong
  • Match Secretary- Adam Long
  • Treasurer – Matt Bryant
  • Welfare Officer – Emma Aldred
  • Social Secretary- Cath Mead-Wong


We Are Back

Badminton is back!

To attend any of our sessions, please contact us. Pre-booking and/or prepayment is required as places are limited.
Sessions finish 10mins before end time to allow venue cleaning.


Top Flight going on Tour!

In March 2024 a 16 strong team will be playing against Paola badminton club in Malta


Picture of Team G players in Dublin Picture of Team F players in Dublin

Top Flight Members Pull On England Shirts

It’s not every day that you get to pull on an England shirt and represent your country in an international sporting event. If you are not a professional athlete, such opportunities are incredibly rare.

The 2023 England Team featured Top Flight’s Adam Long (pictured below).

The 2019 England teams included 4 players from Top Flight: Stuart Preston, Adam Turner, Oliver Eames and Lauren Thomas (pictured left).


3 Star Playing Standard

League Club

We are Hampshire’s most successful League Club.

Sundays 7pm-9pm, Hiltingbury Sports Hall.

Offering a competitive team practice session for league players.

Visitors of league standard are welcome.

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2 Star Playing Standard

Coached Intermediate

Sundays 5pm-7pm, Hiltingbury Sports Hall.

For all intermediate players.

Coached sessions and matchplay.

Offering a pathway into our League Club.

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Coached Beginners / Refreshers

Sundays 3pm-5pm, Hiltingbury Sports Hall.

Aimed at beginners / players getting back into badminton.

Informal coaching and games in a friendly environment.

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1 Star Playing Standard

Junior Club

We now run 3 fully coached junior sessions open to players aged 6-16 on Saturdays at Hiltingbury Sports Hall

9am-10am – beginners

10am-11am & 11am-12pm progression by coach invitation.

Top Flight Juniors


2 Star Playing Standard

No Strings

Fridays 10am-12pm, Hiltingbury Sports Hall.

All players welcome.

Social mix in session.

1 Star Playing Standard

Ladies Only

Tuesdays 10am-12pm, Hiltingbury Sports Hall.

All abilities welcome.

Informal coaching included.

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Our coaches

Our Coaches

Image of our coach, Linda Bennett


Linda is a Badminton England registered UKCC Level 2 coach and is DBS checked.  Linda competes in the Masters and Senior circuits

  • Ranked 16 in Mixed Doubles (Badminton England Masters 2019)
  • Represents Hampshire in the Masters County Championships
  • Plays for Top Flight BC in the local Winchester and Southampton leagues
  • Committee member of the Winchester District Badminton Association. 


League Teams

For the 2023/24 Season Top Flight will be competing in the Southampton and Winchester Leagues.

In the Southampton League we have 4 teams; 1 Ladies, 1 Mens and 2 Hybrid.

In the Winchester League we have 3 teams: 1  Mens and 2 Mixed.

Tournaments & County Representation

A number of our members represent Hampshire and Dorset at Junior, Senior and Masters levels

They also compete on the Badminton England Tournament circuit

Notable results:

Adam & Nick were runners-up in the MD50 at the 2021 West of England Masters Silver tournament in January 2022 and also in the MD50 at the Essex Masters Silver tournament in May 2022.

Adam & Nick represented England in the World Senior Championships in Huelva, Spain in December 2021.

Adam & Nick were runners-up in the MD50 at the 26th Cumbria Classic Masters Silver tournament in October 2021.

Our very own Chris Shepperd playing with Steve Smith winners of the UBA Super Series Tournament played at Places Leisure Eastleigh on 18th August 2019

Picture of Chris Shepperd and Steve Smith

Adam & Linda runners up in the XD45 at the 2018 West of England Masters Silver tournament, November 2018.