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.
|Date||Pates Grammar School, 7:30pm - 10pm|
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Tue 06 Dec 2016 21:02 Paul Potts
It’s Christmasssssssss (soon) and that means it's time for our Christmas Tournament. I hope you have all remembered to reply to Chris' email so we know how many are coming. This helps us to organise the tournament format in advance.
This year, the Tournament will be held at Balcarras Sports Centre, with four courts, so there will be an opportunity to play lots of games. Please give some thought to what you would like to bring: food or non-alcoholic drink. We need a bit of both! Not too much though. I will bring to club night tomorrow a sheet of paper so you can all write down what you would like to bring but without duplicating. If you can’t make club night tomorrow, just email me. If any of you have any food allergies please let us know.
See you Sunday!
Thu 24 Nov 2016 23:12 Chris Travis
As most of you will know, every year we run a Club Christmas Tournament. Normally we hold it at the last club night before the Christmas break. However, as we have introduced 2 additional teams into the league this season, we have a bumper match schedule so won't have a 4-court club night like we are used to before the break. As such, we have decided to hold the tournament on a different night so that we have plenty of court space and so that those involved in matches won't miss out:
Sunday 11th December
7:30pm until 10pm
Balcarras Sports Centre
Full details about the format of the tournament will follow shortly. In mean time we'd really appreciate it if everyone could RSVP (using the link in the e-mail we have sent out to all members) so that we know how many will be able to join in. Thanks.
Sat 19 Nov 2016 12:46 Chris Travis
We now have a kit for our club! A big thank you goes to Kat for organising it. I'm sure many of you have already seen it, as quite a few members have been wearing it at our recent sessions.
If you don't know already, it is possible to order kit items online as an online shop has been set up for our club. Just follow the link below to place your order. I've included photos of some of the kit items that are available below.
(I've heard that if you ask Kat nicely, before placing your order, she may be able to pick up orders from the shop for you, saving you the cost of postage.)
Sun 30 Oct 2016 16:16 Chris Travis
There won't be any badminton sessions on Wednesday (2nd November), because of a careers fair that is being held at the school.
Kat has said that, given our collective intelligence, we could easily win a pub quiz. To prove this, she has suggested that we head to the Greatfield on Wednesday. The quiz starts at 9pm, however everyone is welcome to turn up from 7:30pm for drinks and / or food. The more the merrier (and the better our chances).
Hope to see many of you there!
Sun 23 Oct 2016 00:05 Chris Travis
Just a quick reminder that as it is half term, all coaching sessions will be taking a break for a week. Please note that the Wednesday coaching session will be taking a break for 2 weeks as we are unable to use the Sports Hall on Wednesday 2nd November because of a careers fair taking place at the school.
Sessions will therefore resume on:
Wednesday Junior Coaching: Wednesday 9th November
Sunday Junior Coaching: Sunday 30th October
Adult Coaching: Sunday 30th October
Enjoy the break!
Sun 16 Oct 2016 23:14 Chris Travis
Earlier this evening, 20 players from junior badminton clubs around the county (Pittville, Balcarras, GL1 and Falcons) participated in a time attack event. This style of event gives players the opportunity to put the coaching and training they receive at their clubs into practice by playing games with, and against, players from different clubs. To ensure players get to play with as many other players as possible, games are limited to 10 minutes.
All the players were able to play at least 6 games during the event. Congratulations to Connor (Balcarras) who was able to score a total of 166 points across all of his games, earning himself our novelty inflatable trophy and a box of chocolates. Also well done to Felix (Balcarras) and Matthew (Falcons) who scored 160 and 158 points, respectively.
Whilst we were totalling up the scores, we set players the challenge of having to backhand low serve shuttles into a target. Anyone who managed it won some chocolate. We were really impressed and pleased to find out that we didn't have much chocolate left by the time we had calculated the final scores, so well done to everyone!
Once again this style of event seemed to go down really well and we hope all players enjoyed it. We are looking to run these events every couple of months so keep an eye out for details of the next event!