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.
Tue 06 Jun 2017 10:45 Chris Travis
Hi Everyone, the league season might be over but there are still a few more opportunities to add to your trophy haul before the start of next season. One of these is our Annual Club Handicap Tournament, the details of which are listed below.
Following feedback collected at the AGM, this year players will enter the tournament individually. Shortly after the entry deadline, pairs will be drawn at random and handicaps assigned. Pairs and handicaps will be announced at the start of the event.
Date: Sunday 25th June 2017
Start Time: 2pm
Latest Finish Time: 5pm
Venue: Balcarras Sports Centre
Entry Fee: £6 per player
Entry Deadline: Wednesday 21st June, 11:59pm
Check your e-mail for instructions on how to enter.
How does a handicap tournament work?
Pairs are assigned handicaps to equalise the chances of them winning. Some pairs will have positive handicaps which means that they will start each game with a head start and therefore need to score fewer than 21 points to win (21 - their handicap). Pairs with negative handicaps will have to score more than 21 points to win each game (21 + their handicap).
As a quick and simple example, if you regularly play with a partner against another couple and always lose 21-15 then you might expect to be awarded a +6 handicap whereas the opposition will be assigned nothing (a.k.a SCRATCH, SCR or +0).
Hope you can make it. If you have any questions about the tournament then feel free to e-mail and ask, or speak to me at a club night session.
Sat 20 May 2017 23:07 Kat Bates
Wear It Beat It - British Heart Foundation
Charity Badminton Tournament
Wednesday 14th June
7pm - 10pm
Leisure@Cheltenham Cricket Hall
(Tommy Taylors Lane, GL50 4RN)
Entry Fee: £10 per pair (£5 per player)
Entry Deadline: 7th June
Time to have fun playing badminton, raising money for The British Heart Foundation and some of you will be winning raffle prizes!
All mens, ladies and mixed partnerships are welcome to take part in this fun tournament. The format will be kept fairly simple and there is a bit of club pride at stake! Pick another pair from a different club and the winners get a point. Games will be played to 15 points, with no setting. If both players in a partnership are wearing red shirts then you get a 1 point head start. If both teams are wearing red then it will be a 0-0 start. The club with the highest win ratio at the end of night will be the winners, getting to take home a trophy (and bragging rights).
Alongside the badminton, edible goodies will be available for donations and we will be selling raffle tickets for £1 each. We've had fantastic support from local businesses so far which means there are already 24 prizes to be won, with more to come - there is a broad spectrum of prizes so there should be something for everyone! Check the current prize list out at http://facebook.com/CharityBadminton/
To enter the tournament please get in touch with Kat Bates.
Thu 27 Apr 2017 21:39 Chris Travis
Hi Everyone, following our AGM we are now in a position to confirm our Summer Club dates and fees, details of which are listed below. If you are new to our club and would like to attend these sessions then please be aware of our drop-in policy and make sure you get in touch with us before attending a session. Thanks.
3rd May - 30th August
(no session on 14th June, 21st June or 19th July)
7:30pm - 9:30pm
Pates' Grammar School
Cost: £45 one-off payment or £5 per session
Thu 27 Apr 2017 18:50 Chris Travis
The 2016/17 season of the Gloucestershire Badminton League is now over. Entering 2 additional teams has meant that it has been an incredibly busy season, but also a very successful one. All of our teams did extremely well this season. The final standings are:
|Ladies 1||Division 1||5th||🥄|
|Ladies 2||Division 4||2nd||🥈|
|Mens 1||Division 4||1st||🥇|
|Mens 2||Division 6||1st||🥇|
|Mens 3||Division 7||3rd||🥉|
|Mixed 1||Division 3||2nd||🥈|
|Mixed 2||Division 5||1st||🥇|
Tue 11 Apr 2017 14:40 Chris Travis
The league season is now over and so we will have all 4 courts available for the last 2 club nights of the 2016/17 season (12th and 19th April). So members, please make sure you take advantage of this and pop down for plenty of games. On the 26th April there won't be a club night as we will be holding our AGM instead, please ensure you RSVP if you haven't already. Summer Club will then run from Wednesday 3rd May onwards - details of which will be confirmed at the AGM.
Now that the league season is over, guests are welcome to attend our club nights and Summer Club. However, they must still get in touch with us beforehand so that we can manage numbers are ensure the sessions are appropriate. Thanks.
Sat 25 Mar 2017 14:57 Chris Travis
Hi Everyone, I'm really pleased to announce that last weekend Jon qualified as a Level 2 Badminton Coach. It's a huge achievement that takes a lot of hard work and so we are all really proud. At Wednesday's session we had some cake (actually, quite a lot) to celebrate. We hope you all enjoyed it. Big thanks to Kat for doing all the baking!