A Badminton UKCC Level 3 Coach  and Head Coach at The University of Sunderlandand, see more  Farringdon Badminton Academy, PL4S Coach, former International Umpire, Head Coach with several Local Authorities,Colleges and Schools. A former World Class Start Coach,Durham Junior Squad coach, Educational Sports Programme Development Coach and a promoter for several local tournaments.

Peter Walton is also a qualified City & Guilds Tutor/Assessor  (NVQ 7306), has a Diploma in Sports Psychology, Tutor for Young Officials Award,Coach for No Strings Essentials, a  former Regional Co-ordinator for Inflight Sports Ltd & a former Badminton England Coach Tutor/Assessor. Peter has won coach of the year awards and attended various World Coaches’ Seminars, the game is truly his passion and his knowledge is often sought after.

“I have been involved in badminton all my life as a player, coach and international umpire.”

Peter has  had the privilege of working with the best coaches in the world including, Asgar Masden, Morton Frost, Dan Travers, Le Jae Bock, Park Jae Bong, Paul Whetnall, Steve Butler and many more.

Players who are interested in coaching sessions will receive a discount on any rackets or equipment purchased from Racket Sports. https://racketsportsdurham.co.uk/

Peter  is also the owner of   Racket Sports. For more information please visit the website by clicking the links below.


Darlington Sports Winners Awards

The Lifetime Achievement Award 2019

The Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by another former Mayor, Lee Vasey, went to a 78-year-old who has dedicated 46 years of his life to badminton.

Peter Walton, head coach of Dolphin Premier Badminton Club, was honoured for guiding countless young badminton players during an illustrious career.

Peter said: “It’s hard to find someone to take over, so as long as I’ve got arms and legs, I’ll just carry on because I just love the sport.”

Contribution to Sport Winner

Peter Walton

Best of Darlington Awards 2019

Sponsored by the Move More Team, Darlington Borough Council

The judges are looking for groups or individuals who have made a major contribution to sport in Darlington through commitment to organising activities, volunteering or by being role models to others in their attitude to sport.

2019 Finalists:

Alan Rusk for 50 years of contribution to football in Darlington.

Andy Musgrave for the excellent support he has given to developing women’s football in Darlington.

Peter Walton for the support he has given to badminton in Darlington.

2019 Winner: Peter Walton

Peter has dedicated 46 years of service to his chosen sport. Aged 78 you will still find him every Saturday afternoon at the Dolphin Centre coaching for Dolphin Premier Badminton Club. He is a Badminton Level 3 Coach and Head Coach at The University of Sunderland and Farringdon Badminton Academy.

The game is truly his passion and his knowledge is often sought after. He has had the privilege to work alongside many elite coaches from all around the world to help fine tune his skills.

Peter has put in countless hours to Badminton and recently managed to help achieve a Premier Club status for Dolphin Badminton Club. He has helped develop many players throughout the town and has acted as a mentor and tutor for many budding coaches.

Award presented by Councillor Paul Howell