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.
Thu 04 Apr 2019 20:52 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, including those used by all your favourite Yonex sponsored badminton players! 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 racket.
The event doesn't cost a thing. Just turn up and try out the rackets. Richard Barnett, from BaTsports (a local Yonex Authorised Stockist), will be on hand to provide advice. He's also a ERSA certified stringer, so can help you out if your racket needs a restring. 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! So make sure you reserve the date in your calendar and RSVP using the link below.
Date: Sunday 28th April 2019
Time: 2pm - 4pm
Venue: Balcarras Sports Centre, East End Road, Charlton Kings, GL53 8QF
Sun 03 Mar 2019 22:57 Chris Travis
In addition to our weekly coaching sessions, there are a number of junior competitions taking place in March. All of them provide a great opportunity to play some extra badminton and test your skills out by playing with players from other local clubs. Next to the name of each event, I've listed which age group the event is targeted at. If you are not sure if an event is suitable for you then please do get in touch and we will be able to advise you.
Sunday 10th March, 1:45pm - 3:45pm, Balcarras Sports Centre, £5
An opportunity for primary school aged players to experience some fun based badminton skills development activities as well as game play.
Saturday 16th March, 12pm - 2pm, Balcarras Sports Centre, £5
Play doubles games with players from other clubs. Each game will be limited by time, rather than score, to ensure you play with lots of different players. There is a prize for the player who is able to score the most number of points across all of their games.
Saturday 30th March, 1pm - 5pm, Bournside Sports Centre, £6
There will be 2 rounds of half court singles games. In the first round, players will be placed into groups and play a game against everyone in their group. At the end of each game the winner will be given the opportunity of taking a raffle ticket with a chance of winning a large Easter Egg or taking a fun size sweet. The losing player will then take the option not chosen by the winner.
When round one has been completed players will be re-grouped depending on how they did, and play against everyone in their new group. Winners of each second round group will receive an Easter Egg to celebrate his or her achievement.
Sun 17 Feb 2019 14:46 Chris Travis
Hi Everyone, just a quick note to let you know that there won't be a club night on Wednesday (20th February), as Pates are having some work done to the Sports Hall. See you on the 27th!
Sun 17 Feb 2019 14:40 Chris Travis
Hi Everyone, just a quick reminder that our coaching sessions will be taking a quick break for the half term holidays. Sessions will resume as follows:
Wednesday Junior Coaching
Returns Wednesday 27th February
Sunday Junior Beginner Coaching (5pm - 6:30pm)
Returns Sunday 3rd March
Sunday Junior Intermediate Coaching (6:30pm - 8pm)
Returns Sunday 24th February
Sunday Adult Coaching
Returns Sunday 24th February
Sun 17 Feb 2019 14:30 Chris Travis
Thank you and well done to all those who represented our club in the Badminton Gloucestershire Junior Badminton League this season. The final results have now been sent through and I've included them below. Well done to everyone - there were plenty of great games this season and I really hope you enjoyed competing and feel like your badminton has improved as a result.
Tue 29 Jan 2019 00:51 Chris Travis
You won't believe it! It's taken us 6 years, but we finally did it - we won!
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A huge congratulations and well done to everyone who joined us in the trip over to Cardiff to compete in the Pink Shuttlecock Tournament on Saturday. In its 6th year, the annual tournament is when we get together to compete against Wandering Star - a badminton club based in Cardiff that Ben D, one of our previous members, plays at. The prize - the coveted 'Pink Shuttlecock'!
I'm pretty sure I speak for everyone when I say we thoroughly enjoyed the entire day - not only the badminton, but the drinks and meal afterwards. Many thanks to Wandering Star for hosting this year's tournament - in particular to Ben, who did the organising on their side, and to Paul who did the organising on our side.
We look forward to defending the 'pink shuttlecock' when it is our turn to host the tournament next time.
A few more photos from the day can be found in our photo gallery.