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Wisbech Badminton Club held a boot camp with England coach Sue Rutson and ex-international Julie Pike



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Wisbech badminton players were treated to some international expertise during a boot camp.

24 aspiring and intermediate players gathered at the Hudson on Sunday for a session led by three current and ex-international figures.

Senior England coach Sue Rutson, ex-England international Julie Pike and ex-Norfolk coach Charlie Rutterford took the players through a variety of drills.

Wisbech badminton players at their July bootcamp. (49111619)
Wisbech badminton players at their July bootcamp. (49111619)

Rutson put attendees through their paces, dishing out hints and tricks on how to win using both psychological and tactical play.

Meanwhile, Pike and Rutterford helped to keep Wisbech members at ease.

The morning of the boot camp was spent going through a series of racket skills and techniques, which were ran in quick and rigorous succession.

Wisbech badminton players at their July bootcamp. (49111587)
Wisbech badminton players at their July bootcamp. (49111587)

In the afternoon, players were informed on important mental aspects and in-game tactics to help them win.
They were soon improving both their attacking and defensive plays.

Organising coach Nishi Varma said: "It's been an absolute delight and pleasure to work with such talented coaches."

One participant at the boot camp said: "I didn't want to come at first but my husband encouraged me to come. I really learnt a lot.

Wisbech badminton players at their July bootcamp. (49111610)
Wisbech badminton players at their July bootcamp. (49111610)

"I'm going to try and put it all into practice. It was great to be with new players and meet badminton coaches that I would never have dreamt of meeting."

The event lasted for six hours on Sunday afternoon.

Despite going home exhausted, Wisbech players were desperate to keep going and have already asked when the next boot camp will be taking place.

It won't be long before they utilise their new skills.



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