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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Wed 28 Sep 2016 00:17 Chris Travis
Please remember that there isn't a junior coaching session or senior club night this evening (Wednesday 28th September 2016). This is because Pates' Grammar School are holding an event which means we are, unfortunately, unable to use the sports hall. Sessions will return to normal next week.
Sun 18 Sep 2016 22:54 Chris Travis
As some of you have noticed, the Cheltenham Half Marathon is taking place next Sunday (25th September). As such, various roads around the centre of Cheltenham will be closed (totally or partially) roughly between 8:00am and 2pm.
We wanted to point this out as the road closures may affect your ability to get to All Saints' Academy for our sessions.
In previous years, roads have only been closed in the direction the runners will be running - so it may be possible to drive in the opposite direction. Roads are also re-opened as soon as the last runner has finished that part of the course, so you should find that the roads South of the city centre will re-open a lot earlier than those in the North. There will obviously be a lot of traffic in any case, so please take this into account. If you are able to make it to All Saints' then we will be there!
Sun 04 Sep 2016 18:53 Chris Travis
Yesterday, 12 of our players crossed the Severn to take on Wandering Star B.C. in the fourth Annual Pink Shuttlecock Tournament. We played against 10 of their players at Cardiff University's Sports Training Village - a really nice venue that must be able to support at least 15 badminton courts across their 3 sports halls! It was great to have so many players competing from both clubs which meant that at one point we had 5 courts on the go - curse those other bookings kicking us off!
Despite the Welsh rain doing its best to put a downer on the day, we all had a fantastic time, playing a whopping 54 games in 3 hours! Unfortunately we weren't able to bring the pink shuttlecock back to Cheltenham, "just" being pipped to the post with a final score of 34 - 20. Luckily however, there was plenty of food, drink (and more rain) to drown our sorrows in afterwards.
We were pleased to be able to join Wandering Star in thanking Geof, who had recently stood down as their treasurer after holding the role for many years. On behalf of our club, Paul P presented a "replica" pink shuttlecock trophy (although the original successfully made it to the restaurant, it accidentally got left in the car and sent home again, luckily we were prepared and had a backup!) to Wandering Star in recognition of their 4th tournament win.
A big thank you to Ben and the rest of Wandering Star for organising and hosting the tournament, and of course to all the players for making the journey to compete! A few photos of the event and the score cards can be seen below. More photos are available in our photo gallery.
We'd love to have more of our players getting involved so that we can keep growing the tournament, so keep an eye on your inboxes for details of next year's tournament as it will be our turn again to host it in Cheltenham.
Sun 04 Sep 2016 16:31 Chris Travis
That's all folks! Last Wednesday was the last of our Summer Club Night sessions. This Wednesday's Club Night marks the start of the 2016/17 Season. I just wanted to say a massive thank you to everyone who has attended our Summer Club sessions over the last few months.
Those who have been members for a few years may remember that we used to take a break during the summer holidays. However, in 2014, after seeing an increase in membership and with some funding support from BADMINTON England, we were able to support a switch to running Summer Club sessions all the way through summer. We saw an average of 16.7 players attending our summer club that year. Last year, we saw a slightly better turnout, with an average of 17.1 players. However, we have completely smashed that record this summer, with an average of 23.5 players getting on court to play games with us! This is also the first summer where we have had enough players to have all 4 courts in continuous use at every session. So, a massive thank you goes to everyone who popped down for some games this Summer.
Some additional interesting Summer Club 2016 stats:
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.