jameselkin23@gmail.com 07947 056 333


Welcome to my website.

I am a UKCC Level 3 Badminton Coach based in Somerset, England. I have been coaching for twenty years, and since 2006 it has been my full time profession. In addition, I am a fully qualified coach tutor and assessor, working for Badminton England.   I am sponsored by BAT Sports and Yonex.

I am a qualified first aider, with current DBS clearance. I am a DBS verifier for Badminton England.

I have played County badminton for over 30 years, winning many tournaments in that time.   In 2015 I reached the quarter finals of the World Senior Championships, and was seeded at the 2016 European Seniors.  In 2017 I became Somerset Men’s Doubles champion once again – the oldest player ever to do so.

I pride myself in the interest I show in my players, working out ways to improve their game, and reaching their potential. This philosophy applies to all ages and standards – beginners learning the basics and looking to enjoy the game more, to elite athletes with their sights set on winning medals.

See the testimonials page to see the success that the players I work with have had, at every level of the game.