We started this week, as we do all weeks, with a warm up - this time led by Ollie and Ray including jogging, stretching and tag games.
It was soon time to get on to the main sport of the week - Badminton. So out came the badminton rackets and shuttlecocks and to start with the coaches asked the kids to see how long they could keep their shuttlecocks off the ground by hitting it up in the air - Keepy-Uppies if you like.
After practising their solo control of racket and shuttlecock the group then moved on to working in pairs. They attempted to get rallies going between the pairs keeping it going for as long as possible. Performances worthy of a mention include Pranav, Hal and Valentina.
From there the badminton nets were set up so that rallies and matches could take place across the nets. As you can see in the photos above and below the kids concentrated hard and demonstrated good levels of skill.
After the main break for snacks and refreshments, and a chance for some catching up, it was back to the courts for some more games across the nets
We finished off the session with some Curling. Ray devised a scoring target zone in the middle of the hall with a spot being the target and a scoring zone marked out by cones that the stones should end up in. The group was then split in to a red and blue team and the games began.
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Epping Forest Sportability Club is a multi-sports club for young people with mild to moderate physical and learning difficulties.