Pittville Badminton Club is a friendly, sociable and ambitious 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.
Sun 05 Aug 2018 23:19 Chris Travis
Hi Everyone, I wanted to let you know about the following upcoming tournaments that are being run by the Gloucestershire Performance Centre, which some of our senior members may wish to enter. Registration is now open for both. If you need any help deciding if either of these tournaments is suitable for you then please do ask.
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 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 couple divisions of the league this season, as competition tends to be pretty fierce.
Events: MS, WS, MD, WD, XD
Date(s): Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th September (mainly Saturday 29th)
Venue: Cheltenham Ladies' College Sports Centre, Malvern Road, GL50 2NX
Cost: £12 per event
Entry Deadline: Saturday 15th September
More info and Online Entry
This is a Badminton England sanctioned tournament that is part of their Senior Circuit. "Tier 4" tournaments are new, introduced this year, and sit below the Gold, Silver and Bronze level tournaments. They are aimed at helping players get started on the circuit.
As such, players that are graded E and above are not allowed to enter these tournaments. This means some of the stronger players in Gloucestershire, who are likely to be playing in the Restricted (see above), will not be able to enter this tournament. I'd recommend entering this tournament if you are expecting to play in the top half of the league this season. Entry is done on a first-come, first-served basis - which means the overall standard of the tournament will depend on who enters first.
Events: MS, WS, MD, WD, XD (you can only enter 2 events)
Date: Sunday 7th October 2018
Venue: Leisure@Cheltenham, Tommy Taylors Lane, GL50 4RN
Cost: £18 for singles events, £16 for doubles events
NB: Entry requires Badminton England Compete Membership - this is either a £10 fee for the year, or £5 per tournament
Entry Deadline: Sunday 16th September
More info and Online Entry
Mon 16 Jul 2018 00:14 Chris Travis
Congratulations to Harvey, Mimi and Sam who all qualified as Level 1 coaches earlier today.
This means we now have 2 x Level 2 and 5 x Level 1 coaches working across our weekly junior coaching sessions 😀
Sat 07 Jul 2018 21:21 Chris Travis
Hi Everyone, due to a school event, the courts at Pates are unavailable, so we will be unable to run a Summer Club Night on Wednesday 11th July.
Turns out this is quite fortuitous as England will be playing in the semi-final of the World Cup that night, so we expect club would have been pretty quiet!
We look forward to seeing you all back at club on Wednesday 18th July!
⚽🏴 #ItsComingHome 🏴⚽
Sat 07 Jul 2018 10:32 Chris Travis
A big thank you to everyone who attended our Annual Club Handicap Tournament last weekend. We had 8 pairs enter and everyone played everyone else in a round-robin format. Congratulations to Alex and Harvey who won this year's tournament. The handicaps and each game's score is listed below.
|Game||Initial Score||Final Score|
|Kat||Sarah T||vs.||Sian||Chris L||4||0||18||21|
|Bincy||Chris T||vs.||Jon F||Jon W||0||-1||19||21|
|Jon F||Jon W||vs.||Harry||Paul P||0||-1||21||9|
|Sian||Chris L||vs.||Bincy||Chris T||3||-5||21||13|
|Kat||Sarah T||vs.||Jon F||Jon W||-6||7||20||21|
|Sam||Jed||vs.||Jon F||Jon W||-1||0||21||19|
|Harry||Paul P||vs.||Sian||Chris L||-7||3||21||12|
|Bincy||Chris T||vs.||Harry||Paul P||-2||0||21||5|
|Jon F||Jon W||vs.||Alison||Tian||-3||0||21||18|
|Bincy||Chris T||vs.||Kat||Sarah T||-5||7||21||9|
|Sian||Chris L||vs.||Jon F||Jon W||-6||3||21||20|
|Harry||Paul P||vs.||Kat||Sarah T||-7||7||21||17|
|Alex||Harvey||vs.||Jon F||Jon W||0||-4||21||11|
Sat 02 Jun 2018 17:00 Chris Travis
A massive thank you to all our volunteers (committee, officers, coaches and team captains) who help our 110 members get on court to play badminton 🏸 each week! We couldn't do it without you! ❤
Thu 31 May 2018 21:26 Chris Travis
Good news, we will once again be hosting a Yonex Demo Event. This is a great opportunity to try out their entire range of rackets to find the type of racket that suits your style of play. Being able to play with all the different rackets will give you an appreciation of the differences (weight, balance, flex, string tension etc) between them so that you can understand the characteristics of your ideal racquet.
Richard Barnett, a local Yonex and ERSA Certified Stringer, will also be on hand to give advice. If you've got any rackets that could do with a restring then he will be able to sort you out. Although there is no obligation to buy anything, he will also be able to take orders for any rackets or other equipment for those who fall instantly in love!
Being able to try rackets out before you buy them is a fantastic, and extremely rare, opportunity that you won't want to miss! The event is free and will take place on Sunday 24th June 2018 at Balcarras Sports Centre, from 8pm until 10pm. If you are planning to attend then we would appreciate a quick e-mail to let us know, so that we can plan accordingly.