Stephanie took badminton up many years ago when her parents played in a local church. Through ill health had to stop playing. Stephanie was always a keen sports woman and would participate in any sport.
From a young age her main interests were sailing, netball and badminton. Then squash and returning back to badminton when her friend began playing.
She started playing at a club in Bromsgrove, then joined another club in Kingswinford to help improve her game. Her competitive attitude lead to a change of club in Bromsgrove. She then played competitively in both the Cradley and Worcester Badminton Leagues. For short periods she even played for clubs in both the Birmingham League and the Solihull League.
Whilst playing for the Kingswinford club it (like most clubs) boosted many teams and it also had its low seasons with no new membership applications. This is when a few youngsters from the school started to show interest in playing and when the opportunity to pursue coaching arose. She became a Level 1 coach in 2005 and a Level 2 in 2007. Stephanie is always looking to improve her skills and currently volunteers to work with more experience coaches to gain more knowledge.