1sts team - Chris Tonks

Chris Tonks




Yonex nano speed 9900


Chris has had many achievements in his career as a Badminton Player. He has gained England caps at both junior and senior levels, his best achievements include winning a number of international tournaments and being part of the England team in the Thomas Cup Finals. Chris currently holds the Warwickshire titles for singles, mens doubles and mixed doubles. He has been invaluable to Warwickshire over the years. It is pleasing to see that he is now coaching and passing on his expertise within the county.



Chris is a qualified BADMINTON ENGLAND level 2 coach (currently undertaking the level 3 course) and is a member of the coaching register. He is currently sponsored by Yonex as a player/coach. Chris still plays at a high level in a number of tournaments around the country, although since retiring from professional badminton his focus has turned to helping others achieve success and enjoy badminton. Chris coaches all around the midlands, however a key part of his coaching is based at Solihull & Shirley Performance Centre in Solihull where he is the head coach. This enables Chris to be involved in developing the sport at the grass roots level, raising participation and awareness of the game, and at the elite level, helping promising players to reach their full potential. Badminton is a big part of Chris's life and many of his friends are also associated with the sport. Chris enjoys playing and watching most other sports. He loves to keep fit and is now looking into entering a few adventure races. Aside from his various physical activities and adventures, Chris enjoys watching films at home, or at the cinema, playing on his ps3 and just being with friends and family. For more information about Chris and Solihull & Shirley Performance Centre visit:


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