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.
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Fri 20 Oct 2017 16:34 Chris Travis
Hi Everyone, just a reminder that all our coaching sessions will be taking a short break for the Half Term Holidays.
Sessions will resume as follows:
Wednesday Junior Coaching - Wednesday 8th November
Sunday Junior Coaching - Sunday 29th October
Sunday Adult Coaching - Sunday 29th October
Sat 30 Sep 2017 23:19 Chris Travis
A big thank you to everyone who competed in the Pink Shuttlecock Tournament on Saturday 16th September. In its 5th year, the annual tournament is when we get together to compete against Wandering Star - a badminton club based in Cardiff that Ben D, one of our previous members, plays at. The prize - the coveted 'Pink Shuttlecock'! Every year the tournament keeps on getting bigger and better - so thank you everyone for the support. This year we had a total of 28 players (22 last year), and that included the largest contingent from Cardiff that we've ever had. Unfortunately our first tournament win still eludes us, but I reckon next year will be our year! Congratulations to Wandering Star on their 18-12 win. Some more photos from the day can be found in our photo gallery.
Mon 18 Sep 2017 00:44 Chris Travis
Parents in Sport Week will run from 2nd - 8th October. Organised by the Child Protection in Sport Unit (a partnership between NSPCC and Sport England), the week aims to highlight the valuable role parents play, and the positive influence they have, in ensuring young people develop to their full potential and enjoy their time playing sport.
In support of this week, we'd like to invite parents / guardians of our junior players to join us for a special Family Badminton session. During the session, parents / guardians will join their child for:
Family members (older than 18) of any standard are welcome to join in - even if you have never played badminton before! No need to worry if you don't have a racket, we will have plenty available.
The session will take place at All Saints' Academy on Saturday 7th October from 1pm until 3pm. It will cost £6 per 'parent and child' pair to help contribute to the cost of the courts.
As space is limited, we would ask that any family members that play badminton as part of a club to let other family members have priority over the places. It may be possible for players to bring more than 1 family member. Please get in touch with us to check if this is possible. Please be aware that in this case we may ask family members to take turns on court.
Players and Parents should check their e-mail for their invite and instructions on how to register.
Mon 18 Sep 2017 00:30 Chris Travis
A massive thank you to everyone who popped down to play some badminton with us over Summer. Our Summer Club just keeps on getting bigger and better!
Pre-2014 our summer club used to run for 2 hours on 4 courts, with a break over the school summer holidays. However in 2014 we made the switch to running summer club all the way through from April - September. This year demand was such that we made the change to run summer club for 2.5 hours each Wednesday (the same length of time as our club sessions during the season!).
We've gone from averaging 16.7 players in 2014, to 17.1 players in 2015, to 23.5 players last year. I'm pleased to say that we were able to smash this record again this year - averaging 25.1 players at each summer club session!
The rest of the Summer Club 2017 stats:
Sat 26 Aug 2017 18:51 Chris Travis
Thanks to all the junior players for attending our summer camp earlier this week. We were really impressed with how much you all improved over the 2 days and we hope you all noticed it too. Congratulations to Jacob and Charlotte for topping the challenge leaderboard!
Thanks also for your feedback at the end of the camp, we were really pleased to hear that all of you would be interested in attending another camp next year. It was also great to read about your thoughts on how we can make the camp even better.
A big thank you also has to go to all the coaches (Jon, Tian, Jed, Paul) who helped out during the 2 days. Without them, it just wouldn't have been possible to run the camp!
Some photos that were taken during the camp can be found here.
We hope everyone enjoys the rest of their summer holidays and we look forward to seeing you all when our sessions restart in September!
Sat 05 Aug 2017 20:02 Chris Travis
Hi Everyone, just wanted to let you all know about a couple of upcoming local tournaments that our senior members might be interested in entering. Feel free to get in touch if you are unsure whether a tournament is appropriate for you and I'll try to advise you.
Organised by Ian Day from Academy Badminton Clubs. In this doubles tournament your partner and opposition are randomly drawn for each match, so you can be sure to play with and against a range of different players. I've played in similar tournaments before and found them to be great fun. This tournament is aimed at social, non-league and lower league players. As such, you should only consider entering this tournament if you expect to be playing in the bottom 2 divisions of the league this season.
Date: Sunday 3rd September
Start Time: 10am
Venue: St Egwins COE Middle School, Worcester Road, Evesham, WR11 4JU
Entry Deadline: Friday 25th August
Download Entry Form
Organised by our county association, this is the big annual tournament which sees all the best players in Gloucestershire compete to be crowned 'County Champion'. It features singles, levels and mixed events. Entry is 'restricted' to any players who were born, live or are in full-time education in Gloucestershire. I'd recommend only entering this tournament if you expect to be playing in the top half of the league (i.e. top 2-3 divisions) this season, as competition tends to be pretty fierce.
Events: MS, WS, MD, WD, XD
Date(s): Saturday 30th September and Sunday 1st October
(Most events will be on the Sunday, exact times will depend on the number of entries and will be confirmed nearer the event date)
Venue: Aspire GL1 Leisure Centre, Bruton Way, Gloucester
Cost: £12 per event
Entry Deadline: Saturday 16th September
Online Entry: http://be.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/tournament.aspx?id=00CCC39E-5D1B-4FBA-9D76-F7722C724C67
As usual, if you have any questions then please feel free to get in touch - Chris