Whilst providing quality coaching our coaches will aim to maintain a safe encouraging, friendly and enjoyable but at the same time professional environment.
All our coaches offer private 1 to 1 coaching. Please contact coaches directly, using the email addresses provided below, if you are interested in 1 to 1 coaching.
Chris Tonks - Head Coach Level 3
Chris was an England International player, representing England from 2000 to 2007, reaching England Number 2 in doubles at the height of his professional career and a world ranking of no 39. His achievements included playing at the European Championships, winning a number of international tournaments and being part of the England team in the Thomas Cup Finals. Chris was Head Coach at the Shirley and Solihull Badminton Club & Performance Centre near Birmingham for 4 years and is part of a pool of coaches used by Badminton England.
Vikkie Primmer Level 3 Coach
With an outstanding background as a professional player and over 15 years of teaching experience, Vikkie brings both her passion and her expertise to the court, helping you believe & achieve!
Vikkie competed in National and International level tournaments, reaching semi finals and finals of many domestic and international
Vikkie has been the Berkshire Ladies Singles Champion for six years running and has represented the senior Berkshire 1st team since she was 13.
While she was based at the University of Bath, Vikkie managed to reach her highest ranking of 12 in the U19 National Singles rankings. She also participated in the UK school games,
representing England, and was the
Vikkie has been a fully qualified Level 2 Badminton Coach for 2 years.
Scott Ellis Level 2 Coach
I started playing badminton when I was around 10 years old, representing the county at the age of 12 and country at 14. I was lucky enough to play throughout Europe and the UK, winning a number of tournaments. They were good times, I trained hard and played hard. Berkshire county badminton is my passion, and before going into semi-retirement at the age of 40 I collected over 200 first team caps for Berkshire winning 13 singles, 16 doubles and 8 mixed Berkshire Restricted titles.
My 4 children are now also starting to play the sport, so now is a good time to try and give something back, and pass something on about a sport that has been very good to me these past 30 years.
I am currently a Level 2 coach.
Chris Hudson Level 3 Coach
We are very proud of Chris as our ‘home grown’ coach. Chris has been playing at BJBA since he was eight years old and has progressed through the performance centre, enjoying it so much that he decided to make a career out of badminton.
Chris is a full time coach and has had many successes as a player and now represents Berkshire in the Senior County Team. Chris also works closely with Badminton England and is regularly invited to advise at working parties in Milton Keynes.
Our lead coaches are supported by a fantastic team of level 1 and 2 assistants. We encourage our stronger players to help with the younger squads.