Our Team

Dedicated volunteers helping run our club

Our team is what makes our club the best local, friendly, social badminton club in Northwood and Pinner area.

We have a huge pool of talented badminton players who also volunteer to run different aspects of the club.

For details of our first aiders team, click here.


Ashish Patani

Club Founder, qualified Level 2 Badminton England Coach, First Aider and Club Welfare Officer

Ashish founded the Club in 2014, when a small group of friends came together to play badminton on a weekly basis. Soon friends of friends joined in and the Club had gone from strength to strength ever since. The club now had over 200 regular players!

Ashish is a Chartered Accountant by profession, running his own consultancy company, Ashlynwood, focusing on sustainability & training. Ashish holds a Master in Investment Management and has previously worked for global companies like PwC, EY & Citigroup. Ashish has also been a Trustee of a UK national charity with over 20,000 members as well as been a Board Member of an international Trade Organisation.

Outside of Badminton, Ashish enjoys trekking with Bhavni, and together they have climbed Kilimanjro, Africa's highest mountain. Ashish also enjoyed cycling, swimming and dabbles in vegan cooking.

Contact: (M) 07708 753 510  (E) ashish@playbadminton.club


Bhavni Shah

Club Ambassador, qualified First Aider and Club Welfare Officer

Bhavni has always enjoyed played badminton socially, first as a child and then in her teens. Bhavni enjoys being active, attending various classes, from bootcamps, dance classes, boxercise to yoga. Bhavni has learned a lot about the advances of keeping an active lifestyle which help individuals stay healthy, alert, stronger and energetic.

Bhavni is our Club's women badminton ambassador, having set-up monthly sessions for women in January 2022 to encourage more participation by women in the club. The sessions provide a friendly, fun, safe and positive environment. Bhavni's commitment to this has seen the club successfully approved as a supporter of This Girl Can which is a nationwide campaign launched by Sport England.

Bhavni is a member of Badminton England's Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Committee, helping to make badminton the nation’s most accessible, diverse, and inclusive sport.

Bhavni is a Policy Advisor by profession, having over 15 years experience of working a the heart of government as a civil servant within HM Treasury.

Contact: (M) 07966 260 111  (E) bhavni@playbadminton.club