PLAYER OF THE MONTH

Every month I choose a member to be 'player of the month', they receive a goody bag and a spot on this page! I have over 200 members to choose from each month so it's a great achievement to be picked. I choose the player who I think has improved the most and shown enthusiasm and a good work ethic.

MARCH 2020 player of the month

Player of the month goes to Jessica, one of my longest Smashit members. She has been helping me out with the Smashit Minis, teaching them serves and improving their footwork on the court. Jessica's enthusiasm for the sport is great, she is always smiling and eager to learn new skills, a real asset to Smashit.


Shot I am best at:  net shot

Favourite badminton player: Lauren Smith

Best thing about SMASHIT: everything!



APRIL 2020 player of the month


Due to the Corona virus outbreak my clubs haven't been able to run with leisure centres being closed. However I have been setting challenges for the SMASHIT juniors throughout isolation. Izy has taken part in all the challenges set as well as sending me videos of her practicing in the garden. She mastered the first trick shot challenge super quickly. Keep up the enthusiasm and work ethic!


Shot I am best at: drop shot

Favourite badminton player: Anna Collis

Best thing about SMASHIT:  the friendly atmosphere and it's really fun




MAY 2020 player of the month

Unfortunately Covid 19 means leisure centres are still shut however Badminton England have allowed outdoor 1-1 coaching sessions in a public space! Seb has been eager to continue badminton outside and has been working hard in our individual sessions (we have been blessed with beautiful weather)! Keep up the hard work in the garden and in our sessions, well done!


Shot I am best at: smash

Favourite badminton player: Kento Momota

Best thing about SMASHIT: the fun games


JUNE 2020 player of the month

Hopefully this will be the last month of leisure centers being shut! I have been busy running 1-1 and group sessions outdoors. The player of the month goes to Sam for giving 110% at the junior bootcamp sessions I have been running. Sam learnt the circuit exercises quickly, eager to improve his fitness and improved his balance on the balance discs! Wobbly to start with but with practice he can now jump and balance on them! 


Shot I am best at:  drop shot

Favourite badminton player: Marcus Ellis

Best thing about SMASHIT:  getting better at badminton


JULY 2020 player of the month

Emily has been working very hard in her 1-1 coaching sessions as well as in the junior groups. Not too long ago Emily wasn't confident high serving in singles as the height, depth and consistency wasn't quite there...however with her perseverance and hard work she is now confident with high serving to the back (and is very good at it now!) Never give up...


Shot I am best at: smash

Favourite badminton player: Chen Yufei

Best thing about SMASHIT: the coaching tips

AUGUST 2020 player of the month 

Abhinaya is my August player of the month. She has come on leaps and bounds in the last year. She is always so enthusiastic and eager to improve. She is a quick learner and practices at home away from the sessions and it really shows! Shes mastered the grip and also the high serve and able to keep rallies going for much longer, really impressed. Keep up the hard work!


Shot I am best at: overhead smash

Favourite badminton player: Anna Collis

Best thing about SMASHIT:  it's really really fun and I love the final go of around the world overhead shots

SEPTEMBER 2020 player of the month

Leighton is my September player of the month. He has been attending a lot of sessions in lockdown and has come on well. He is one of the junior ambassadors this block, he follows my instructions well and works hard in his session.


Shot I am best at: overhead smash

Favourite badminton player: Lee Chong Wei

Best thing about SMASHIT: its inclusivity, that everybody of all ages gets to play and is encouraged

OCTOBER 2020 player of the month

Florin is my October player of the month. He attends two of my junior clubs and always shows great enthusiasm and eagerness to learn. He always brings a positive attitude to the sessions and helps out whenever he can, a joy to have!


Shot I am best at: overhead smash

Favourite badminton player: Chris Adcock

Best thing about SMASHIT: Anna is a great teacher and she gives us amazing lessons

NOVEMBER 2020 player of the month

Sritha is my November player of the month, she has shown lots of improvements especially shot consistency over the last couple of months, keep up the great work!


Shot I am best at: smash

Favourite badminton player: Sindhi Pusarla

Best thing about SMASHIT: rally practice

DECEMBER 2020 player of the month

Tom is my December player of the month, he has been working incredibly hard in his 1-1s to improve his footwork speed and overhead technique. Can't wait for you to enter some local competitions next year!


Shot I am best at: drop shot

Favourite badminton player: Lin Dan

Best thing about SMASHIT: staying open during the Covid pandemic, fantastic teacher and friendly players

JANUARY 2021 player of the month

Estelle is my January player of the month. Despite my sessions on hold due to Covid 19 I have been running fun challenges, quizzes and games throughout lockdown. Estelle has shown great enthusiasm in these organised zooms winning one of the quizzes we did and also bingo as well as showing me a cool magic trick!

Keep up the enthusiasm Estelle!


Shot I am best at: net shot

Favourite badminton player: Gabby Adcock

Best thing about SMASHIT: doing a lot of different activities in our badminton sessions





APRIL 2021 player of the month

Hasidh is my April player of the month after our lockdown break due to Covid 19. He has moved up from the minis club to the junior club and is holding his own very well. He is learning and improving every week, keep up the great work ethic!


Shot I am best at:  overhead shot

Favourite badminton player: Kento Momota

Best thing about SMASHIT: I like the game 'King of the court'

MAY 2021 player of the month

Sienna is my May player of the month, she is one of my youngest members and always shows so much enthusiasm at clubnights. This month in particular she has improved, in particular her overhead shots, well done Sienna!


Shot I am best at: overhead shot

Favourite badminton player: Anna Collis

Best thing about SMASHIT: I enjoy the different training activites

JUNE 2021 player of the month

Dexter is June player of the month as he has been working extremely hard in his 1-1 sessions as well as clubnights. He is a relatively new SMASHIT member and has improved so much in the little time he has been with me. Always eager to learn and improve, keep up the hard work Dexter, it's paying off!


Shot I am best at: drop shot

Favourite badminton player: Anna Collis

Best thing about SMASHIT: my 1:1 coaching sessions and the games we play at the end of the minis club

JULY 2021 player of the month

Kai has improved so much since joining the Parent & Child club, he always gets stuck in, eager to learn and is a joy to have at club


Shot I am best at: drop shot

Favourite badminton player: Anna Collis

Best thing about SMASHIT: all the lovely people and playing kings & queens game

AUGUST 2021 player of the month

Well done Emma who attends the parent and child club for her eagerness to learn and positive attitude. Over the last few weeks shes had some great rallies when playing games/ king&queen!


Shot I am best at: net shot

Favourite badminton player: Kevin Cordon

Best thing about SMASHIT: summer camps and playing kings and queens

SEPTEMBER 2021 player of the month

Our player of the month award goes to Abigail for her determination and enthusiasm. She has progressed really well over the last few weeks and our rallies are getting longer!


Shot I am best at:  Overhead shots

Favourite badminton player: Anna Collis

Best thing about SMASHIT: Playing rallies

OCTOBER 2021 player of the month

Well done to Finley for improving so much since joining one of the clubs, he always shows enthusiasm and is a please to teach, keep up the great attitude!

Shot I am best at: net shot

Favourite badminton player: Ben Lane
Best thing about SMASHIT: the fast paced action and supportive coaches who make each training session great fun

NOVEMBER 2021 player of the month

Congratulations to Hannah for her hard work and positive attitude at clubnights, I have seen Hannah grow in confidence since attending SMASHIT! Her overhead shots have come on so much and now upgraded to a full length racket, keep up the hard work Hannah!


Shot I am best at: overhead shot

Favourite badminton player: Anna Collis

Best thing about SMASHIT: Always something new to do



DECEMBER 2021 player of the month

Well done Benji for your great attitude at clubnights, you always taking advice on board and are such a great team member here at SMASHIT!


Shot I am best at: overhead clear

Favourite badminton player: Marcus Ellis

Best thing about SMASHIT: everything especially king of the court

JANUARY 2022 player of the month

Amira joined SMASHIT just before Christmas and has shown huge improvements at clubnights, she has grown in confidence and not afraid to get stuck in, a great team player! Nice work Amira


Shot I am best at: Clear shot

Favourite badminton player: Anna Collis

Best thing about SMASHIT: Theres no pressure from other players, everyone is really nice even when you aren't the best

FEBRUARY 2022 player of the month

Jess is my February player of the month for improving her technique significantly, her confidence has grown and made friends at the club, a joy to have at SMASHIT


Shot I am best at: Overhead shot

Favourite badminton player: Anna Collis

Best thing about SMASHIT: It is fun and friendly and when you get something wrong they're always there to help!

MARCH 2022 player of the month

Thomas is my March player of the month, he always has a smile on his face! Thomas has improved his forehand and backhand grips and his skills have improved so much lately, keep up the hard work


Shot I am best at: backhands

Favourite badminton player: Anthony Clark

Best thing about SMASHIT: Making friends and doing different exercises

APRIL 2022 player of the month

Congratulations to Chloe for her recent wins at the last 2 tournaments, the recent one winning the final 21-20!! She works hard at club nights and its certainly paid off!


Shot I am best at: drop shot

Favourite badminton player: Gabby Adcock

Best thing about SMASHIT: the coaches

MAY 2022 player of the month

Congratulations to Alex for his improvements at club, he has a positive attitude and has really improved his footwork. He played in his first tournament at only 9 years old recently! Keep up the improvements Alex!


Shot I am best at: drop shot

Favourite badminton player: Lin Dan

Best thing about SMASHIT: playing with friendly kids and getting better

JUNE 2022 player of the month

Congratulations to Emily for her hard work and enthusiasm at clubs. She's been showing great progress and has been doing very well in the tournaments and matches.


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