Frequently Asked Questions

Flymax Badminton Academy

When is the best age to start learning badminton?

Our recommendation is to start from 6 years old. Having said that, there are instances when we accept children as young as 4.5 years old, if the following criteria are met:

  1. He/She is able to follow instructions properly
  2. He/She has developed some hand-eye coordination and is able to focus on objects
  3. He/She has great interest in badminton
  4. Parent(s) is able to sit through the class
What does my child need to prepare for the class?

Now that you have signed your child up for the badminton lesson, you will need to prepare the following items:

  1. Badminton racket
  2. Water bottle
  3. Face towel
  4. Proper shoes
  5. A set of clothes to change out after training
My child has never played badminton before. Can he/she join the class?

Yes. For beginners, we will teach them the proper way to grip a racket, how to position their feet while serving and hitting high ball. Anyone with zero badminton knowledge and is fit enough for moderate exercise can join the class. Should your child need special attention, please inform the Academy before the class.

Must I wear the Flymax shirt during training?

Yes. It is the uniform for our Academy, so students must wear it during training classes.

Is there any registration fee?

No registration fees needed. You will only need to pay for the monthly training fees upon registering. On top of that, your child will receive a complimentary “Flymax” training shirt. Subsequently, if you wish to buy extra training shirts, it is available at our retail outlets at a special student price of $10 per piece.

Is there a free trial class?

We do not provide free trial classes. You will need to pay the fees for one class if you wish to let your child try it out.

Is the training location fixed?

We conduct classes at the public facilities, i.e, Pasir Ris Sports and Recreation Centre and Our Tampines Hub. Usually the public facilities are available for use, however there are situations when the facilities are closed for competition events. When the default venue is closed, there will be an alternative venue. Notices will be issued during class to inform you about the change in venue. SMS reminders will be sent to notify you about the change. You may also visit our website under the page “What’s new?” to check for training updates.

If there are 5 weeks in a month, will there be training on the fifth week?

We conduct lessons every week, so if there are 5 weeks in a month, there will be 5 lessons. No change in the fees.
However, please note that if training falls on a Public Holiday, there will be no training and no replacement class for the Public Holiday. So on a regular 4-week month, one of the classes falls on a Public Holiday, it will be 3 lessons for that month and again, no change in the fees.

If my child is sick and cannot attend class, is there a replacement class?

Yes, your child can come for replacement class at another convenient timing. You do not have to replace the class immediately. We allow students to replace their outstanding classes within six months, which means they can do it during their school holidays. After six months, any outstanding classes would be forfeited.

How to choose a racket for my child who is a beginner?

When learning badminton, there are a lot of techniques which require wrist power. Therefore, for beginners, especially young children, it is very important to use a light racket, so that it is easier for them to handle. The grip size of the racket should be adequate for your child. If the grip size is too big, it is difficult for your child to effectively control the racket.

How long will the training course take?

Every child is unique and each of them progresses at different rates. On the average, it will take 3 – 6 months for a beginner to learn the proper grip, how to serve and hit high ball. This is based on the assumption that the student comes to class once every week.

How do I register my child?

1. Check out our class schedule and decide which is/are the suitable timing(s) that your child can commit to.

2. Call 67864356 or SMS/ Whatspp/ Viber/ Telegram/ Line 86117359 to contact Miss Goh to check for availability or inquire for more information. You may also email her at training@flymax.com.sg, leave a message at our “Contact Us” section or send message on our Facebook page.

3. Complete the application form. You may download it here or grab a copy from our retail outlets. Submit the completed form to the coach or staff at the retail outlet.

4. Turn up for class.

How big is your class?

To ensure effectively learning, for beginners, the max class ratio is 6 students to 1 coach. For intermediate and advanced players, the ratio will be 8 students to 1 coach.

Do you conduct classes for adults?

Currently not at the moment. However if you are able to gather a group of 4, we may be able to start a class for you :)

Do I need to buy badminton shoes for my child who is a beginner?

Proper footwear is very important for badminton players. It needs to support and provide cushion and grip when the player is moving on the court. For young children who just started learning badminton, it may not be feasible to buy a pair of badminton shoes right away because junior badminton shoes are not so readily available. So they may wear their school shoes or sports shoes to class. Make sure that there is sufficient grip on the sole and the heel of the shoe is not too high. Ankle sprains are very common for players who wear inadequate footwear.