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About Badminton HQ - Who are we?

BadmintonHQ - Run by Players, for Players

If you're like us, you'll want to know who you're buying from....especially when doing so online. Not only that, but if you're passionate about Badminton like us, you'll want to make sure you're helping support the sport you love!

So who or what is Badminton HQ?
Badminton HQ is a new online shop, that's been made for players, by players. The idea for this came about, in summer 2018 when David Tuttlebee was looking to buy a new badminton racket online for a friend. Finding it very difficult to get the racket he wanted and good advice on what exactly to buy.

In January 2019, an agreement was signed between Nigel Tier and David Tuttlebee, along with the Westgate badminton centre in Hampshire to form the biggest racket demo centre in the UK, as well as establish a significant online shop that truly met the needs of badminton players.

Launched online in August 2019, Badminton HQ's goal is to offer all levels of badminton players, the most popular products available, at the best possible prices anywhere, alongside the best possible buying information to enable players and new people to the sport an understanding of what to buy.

The Staff Team:

Nigel Tier:
Nigel is well known at all levels of the game. Nowadays an ambassador for Yonex in the UK, he presented some of the winners medals at the recent UK Nationals for 2019. 

A former international level player, he won Bronze in Mixed at the World Championships, a number of years ago, and has gone on to coach some of the top England girls in Badminton. 

Nigel's role at Badminton HQ is to help provide advice and guidance in how best to look after players, and do an excellent job in retail. He also regularly attends Badminton events all across the south.

Nigel Tier Badminton Coach and Former Player

David Tuttlebee:
The founder of Badminton HQ, he's passionate about helping the sport grow, particularly amongst the young age groups of the sport. Having come from an extreme sports background, he appreciates the youth market and what players of today want and need.

In 2018/19, he was a member of the Dorset Badminton Senior County Squad, although plays more for fun, than at serious levels of competition. 

Stuart Preston:
A current top level Badminton player and coach himself, who regularly competes on the national tournament circuit. He also coaches at Lilleshall National Sports Centre in Shropshire, with Paul Stewart, helping Badminton players of all levels reach their potential.

Stuart Preston Badminton Player       
So where are we based?
Well we actually have 2 locations depending upon the needs of our customers. 
1. Physical Shop and Demo Centre
This is based at the Westgate Badminton Centre - 1 of 3 Centre of Excellence for Badminton in the UK.

If visiting our physical shop please feel free to demo test any of the rackets on the courts next door before purchase. Please be aware you'll be served by the Badminton Centre's staff team, rather than core Badminton HQ staff.

Our shop address is:
Badminton HQ,
Westgate Badminton Centre
Cheriton Rd,
Winchester, Hampshire
SO22 5AZ
Telephone: 01962 444440 (please be aware you'll reach Westgate Badminton Centre staff, call our main number should you wish to speak to core Badminton HQ staff)
Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday - 6pm-10pm
Weekends - 9am-6pm
Badminton HQ Shop Front

2. Warehouse & Internet Retail Centre
If you have a specific product in mind and want specialist advice, we can provide it here. We also do stringing on site here.
Our Warehouse address is:
Badminton HQ, 
Unit 1, Greatbridge Business Park,
Budds Lane, 
Romsey, Hampshire,
SO51 0HA
Telephone: 02380 002338
Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday - 9am - 4pm
Demo Racket Days and Times 2019:
Tuesdays - 7:30 to 9:30pm and Sunday Afternoons - 13 Oct, 20 Oct, 27 Oct, 10 Nov, 17 Nov, 24 Nov, 8 Dec and 15 Dec