Pittville Badminton Club is a friendly, sociable club, based in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. We are an accredited Premier (Clubmark) Club and have something to offer junior and adult players of all levels of experience. We run weekly club nights for our members to play socially, coaching sessions (both for juniors and adults) to help players improve and arrange club socials and competitions. We also provide the opportunity for our members to represent our club in the local Gloucestershire Badminton League and in county junior competitions.
Sat 20 Aug 2016 15:22 Chris Travis
Hi Everyone, I hope you have all enjoyed the Summer holidays and are feeling inspired to play lots of badminton after Team GB's Olympic Bronze Medal win in the Mens Doubles by Chris Langrdige and Marcus Ellis!
We are pleased to announce the details of our coaching sessions that we will be running from September through to Christmas. Registration for all sessions is now open. As usual places are allocated on a first come, first served basis so please don't leave it too late to register as places are limited.
Wednesday Junior Coaching
Pates' Grammar School, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Sat 20 Aug 2016 15:09 Chris Travis
Thank you to everyone who entered our Olympic Sweepstake. I hope you all managed to watch some of the amazing badminton that has been played over the past couple of weeks. In particular, hopefully you managed to catch Team GB's Bronze Medal win in the Mens Doubles by Chris Langridge and Marcus Ellis!
An amazing achievement given that they are only ranked 22 in the world, so their matches are well worth a watch! Over the next couple of months I'm sure we will see even more new players looking to take up our sport having been inspired by them :)
The winners of the sweepstake prizes are:
Congratulations to Graham H
for drawing the Mens Singles Olympic Gold Medalist
Chen Long from China.
He has won a 1 hour coaching session.
Congratulations to Richard B
for drawing the Womens Singles Olympic Gold Medalist
Carolina Marin from Spain.
He has won a racket.
Congratulations to Alex B
for drawing the Mens Doubles Olympic Gold Medalists
Fu Haifeng and Zhang Nan from China.
He has won a restring and accessories.
Congratulations to Jon F
for drawing the Womens Doubles Olympic Bronze Medalists
Jung Kyung Eun and Shin Seung Chan from Korea.
He has won a Team GB T-Shirt.
Congratulations to Mark P
for drawing the Mixed Doubles Olympic Gold Medalists
Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir from Indonesia.
He has won a Yonex Racket Bag.
Fri 05 Aug 2016 00:35 Chris Travis
To celebrate the Olympics, we are organising a sweepstake centred around the badminton events.
For a £1 entry fee you will be able to draw the name of a singles player, or a doubles partnership, competing in the Olympic badminton events from a "hat".
Prizes (shown below) will be awarded to the person who draws the winner of each of the badminton events (MS, WS, MD, WD, XD).
It will be possible to enter the sweepstake at any of our sessions over the next couple of weeks.
Some rules / small print:
If you have any questions about the sweepstake then feel free to get in touch. Otherwise, we look forward to seeing you all draw your entries :)
Mon 25 Jul 2016 00:26 Chris Travis
Yep, that's right, it's almost time for the competition you have been waiting all season for - the Annual Pink Shuttlecock Tournament. Now in it's fourth year, it is Wandering Star Badminton Club's (Ben's Cardiff Club) turn to host the tournament.
Courts have been booked as follows:
Saturday 3rd September
1pm until 4pm
Cardiff University Sports Training Village, Talybont, CF14 3AT
All senior players are welcome to attend to represent our club (and country!). If you haven't played before (see photos from last year and report) then don't worry, it isn't anywhere near as formal as the name suggests - it usually just takes the form of a club night session where we play games against each other.
The tournament is followed by celebration / commiseration drinks and a meal. You are welcome to bring +1's - there will be alternative things to do for those (strange :p) people that aren't interested in the badminton.
We'd like to start assembling our team so please let us know if you are interested in taking part. All parts of the day are optional (badminton, meal, drinks, staying over) so please specify which you are interested in so that we can help organise lift shares and accommodation.
As usual, if you've got any questions then feel free to get in touch.
Sun 24 Jul 2016 10:46 Chris Travis
Sorry everyone, but we are going to have to cancel the adult and junior badminton coaching sessions that were scheduled for today (Sunday 24th July). When I turned up to All Saints' Academy this morning I found it all locked up and I've been unable to get in touch with anyone to find out if they will be opening today. Hopefully we will be back to normal next week.
Sun 10 Jul 2016 23:40 Chris Travis
This evening I managed to get 4 teams together again to play some friendly matches. The idea being to give players who don't currently play in local leagues / tournaments the chance to experience playing some competitive badminton, and to supplement the matches that low-level league players compete in - it has, unfortunately, become common for teams to drop out of divisions and so some teams end up playing only a handful of matches during the season :(
This time we had 2 teams from Pittville, 1 from Balcarras and 1 from Brockworth Nomads. We followed the Gloucestershire Badminton League Levels match format which meant that we had enough time for each team to play 2 matches during the 3 hours that we were playing. Thanks to all the players who turned out to play despite today being a bumper day for spectators of sports (F1 British Grand Prix, Tour de France, Wimbledon Finals, Euro 2016 Final), I hope you enjoyed it. Congratulations to Balcarras who won both of their matches:
|Pittville 1||5 - 6 (*)||Balcarras|
|Brockworth Nomads||3 - 9||Pittville 2|
|Brockworth Nomads||4 - 8||Pittville 1|
|Pittville 2||5 - 7||Balcarras|
(*) The score on the match card says 6-6 because a game was forefit due to one of the Balcarras players turning up 45 mins late - however, we ended up letting the score line be based on the games that were actually played because we are nice ;) ... plus we didn't have enough time to play / calculate a tie breaker :p