How to join

We are always on the look out for new members to join our club. 

Ideally you should have played badminton at league or county level before or represented a university / corporate team or similar

Our pre-requisites:

  • You understand the rules of badminton such as scoring, etiquette etc
  • You can maintain a rally and move around the court in doubles with a partner
  • You understand basic positioning in mens/ladies doubles and mixed doubles
  • You have your own racket(s), sportswear and suitable court footwear
  • You have some experience of competitive match play - either league, county, university or corporate team

Unfortunately, we are not a beginners club and we do not offer any formal coaching sessions. However, you can still improve your game by sparring with other players, asking for the odd pointer and practice practice practice!

If you would like to come try us out as a visitor, the first thing you need to do is complete the form on this page.  Please let us know your name, phone number, email address and some details about your standard/experience.

Our new members secretary will then respond and arrange for you to attend a club night on a Wednesday or Friday for a visitor trial session, and perhaps another follow up visitor session if we need further time to assess your suitability.   Visitor sessions usually involve a fee of £10 which covers court hire & feather shuttle costs.  

If you are a sufficient standard and you like us too, you may be asked to join the club as a member whereby you pay an annual subscription fee.   This means you will be eligible to play league matches and can attend all club night sessions (2 X 3hrs per week!) during the regular season - which is great value if you want to play lots of badminton!   During the regular season, visitors are only allowed via prior arrangement as court space can be limited due to team practice, matches and members-only club night sessions.

Due to the COVID-19 situation, we require all visitors to book via Playwaze which is an app/website which we use for our club night sessions.   Our new members secretary will email you details of this once you send us an enquiry and we will need to approve your members request first.  Normally visitors will be asked to turn up on any Wednesday or Friday but some nights aren't suitable for visitors.  For example, occasionally we have two league matches scheduled which means all 4 courts are going to be occupied for most of the evening.  Also there are times when the hall is closed due to holidays, exams etc - it's best to check our website homepage for notices and contact us before attending.

When you turn up, someone will greet you and ensure you are selected (using our pegboard) for various games of both doubles and mixed doubles....someone might even ask you for a singles if you're up for it!   Hopefully you'll enjoy your session(s) and if you are interested in joining, speak to any member of the committee or our new members secretary.   Please understand that if your standard is deemed too low or there is an attitude/conduct issue, we may not allow you to join - our new members secretary will advise if this is the case and the reason why.  Likewise, we hope you enjoy your session, find it sufficiently challenging and like playing with us too!

We look forward to meeting you

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