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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.

Latest News

Weekday Junior Coaching Update

Sat 03 Oct 2020 17:45 Chris Travis

Hi Everyone. Unfortunately Pates Grammar School remains shut for external bookings so we've been struggling to get our Wednesday Junior Coaching session back up and running.

We've got some good news though. We've been able to secure access to courts on a Monday evening, at Cheltenham Ladies College (CLC) Sports Centre, until at least Christmas. So we will be setting up a session to run there instead. Although it means we have to switch days, the hall there is larger so it will make it easier for us to run social distanced sessions, as well as allowing us to increase the number of players at the session.

We are excited to be able to get a junior session back up and running on a week day evening and we hope that your child(ren) will be able to join us. You can find details about the session, including the registration form, at https://pittvillebadminton.co.uk/junior-coaching. Please note that sessions start on the 12th, not the 5th!

As usual, if you you have any questions then please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Junior Social Distancing Update

Sat 12 Sep 2020 19:18 Chris Travis

Hi Everyone, I wanted to get in touch and let you know what we've made some small changes to our guidelines on how our junior sessions will run.

Firstly, a quick note to let you know that our sessions are unaffected by the recent announcement from the UK Government restricting social gatherings to a maximum of 6 people. This is because we fall under the exemption for organised sport as our sessions are run according to government approved social distancing guidelines.

BADMINTON England have changed their guidelines, increasing the maximum possible coach:player ratio from 1:5 to 1:15. However, players must continue to be split into groups, containing a maximum of 6 players. Our approach will be:

  • a maximum of 4 groups [same as before]
  • each group containing a maximum of 6 players [previously, 5]
  • each group using different courts and shuttles [same as before]
  • coaches will be split into 2 teams
  • each player group will be assigned to a coaching team
  • coaching teams may be assigned multiple player groups, but the total number of players will not exceed 15 [previously, 1 coach per group]

This change will benefit players as they will receive feedback from multiple coaches and it will allow our more experienced coaches to support our less experienced coaches. Coaches will take the necessary precautions when moving between groups.

When one of our coaches welcomes players at the entrance to the sports hall, we will tell the players which group they have been assigned to for that session. Once players have entered the sports hall, we are unable to make any changes to the groups. Therefore we would really appreciate it if you could please let us know if your child(ren) is unable to attend a particular session. This will enable us to rebalance the groups before the session to ensure that we don't have groups with awkward numbers.

Thanks

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Wed 28 October
Club Night
20:00 @ Balcarras Sports Centre
2020/21 Season 4 Courts
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Sun 01 November
Junior Coaching #2
17:00 @ Balcarras Sports Centre
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Sun 01 November
Junior Coaching #3
18:30 @ Balcarras Sports Centre
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Sun 01 November
Sixth Form Coaching
20:00 @ Balcarras Sports Centre
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Sun 01 November
Adult Coaching
20:00 @ Balcarras Sports Centre
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Mon 02 November
Junior Coaching #1
19:00 @ CLC Sports Centre
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Sun 08 November
Junior Coaching #2
17:00 @ Balcarras Sports Centre
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Sun 08 November
Junior Coaching #3
18:30 @ Balcarras Sports Centre
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Sun 08 November
Sixth Form Coaching
20:00 @ Balcarras Sports Centre
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Sun 08 November
Adult Coaching
20:00 @ Balcarras Sports Centre
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Mon 09 November
Junior Coaching #1
19:00 @ CLC Sports Centre
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