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.
Wed 12 Jun 2019 23:59 Chris Travis
Hi Everyone, Here's the information about the upcoming junior charity tournament that I've spoken about at the end of our coaching sessions. Entry is open to junior players from Gloucestershire based clubs and schools. However, players who have entered a national circuit tournament or ICT should not enter. The tournament consists of both singles and doubles competitions, with separate events for boys and girls, and different age groups:
Players will obviously need a partner for the doubles competitions. Players should talk to each other at coaching sessions to decide who they will partner up with. However, if you are struggling to find someone then please make sure you speak to one of our coaches and we can help you find a partner.
This year the tournament will raise money for the James Hopkins Trust Children's Charity.
Date: Saturday 29th June 2019
Start Time: 12 noon (KS3 and KS4), 3:30pm (KS2)
Venue: Bournside Sports Centre
Cost: £4 per player, per event
Entry Deadline: Wednesday 26th June 2019
If parents would like to double check if this tournament is suitable for their child(ren), or if you have any other questions, then please get in touch by e-mail or speak to me at a session.
Wed 12 Jun 2019 15:20 Chris Travis
Hi Everyone, I went to the County AGM last night and thought I'd do a quick round-up of things that were discussed that you might be interested in. If you want more detail then you can read all the end-of-season reports here. Plus the full minutes of the AGM will no doubt shortly be published on their website too.
Overall, I was really pleased with how the season has gone this year for the County. Compared to previous years, it does feel like things have improved in a number of areas: competition results have improved across the board, there's been better engagement with the local grassroots junior pathway, work with a number of schools to improve provision in PE and to encourage young players etc. That's not to say there aren't still issues, or things can't be improved - however, it was great to hear that the County had already recognised most issues almost every time someone brought one up, and already had plans to address them. If anyone from County is reading this - good job! 👍
Anyway, on to the summary:
If you are interested in hearing more about anything in particular then feel free to speak to me, or get in touch directly with County.
Tue 11 Jun 2019 23:26 Chris Travis
The division structure for the Glos Leagues was set last night. All of our mixed and mens teams are where we expected them to be. The ladies league has reduced to 3 divisions. This means our Ladies 1 team will remain in Division 1 and our Ladies 2 team have been shifted into Division 3. Full structure below:
Div1: Severnside 1, Riverside Smashers 1, Cleeve 1, St Whites 1, Pittville 1, Severnside 2 (P)
Div2: Cleeve 2 (D), Riverside Smashers 2, Struttles, Malvern Hills, Hatherley 1 (P), Gloucester 1 (P)
Div3: Cleeve 3 (D), Pittville 2, Allseasons 1, Hatherley 2 (P), Falcons (P)
Div4: Berkeley (D), Longlevens, Roxburgh, Allseason 2 (P), Hatherley 3 (P)
Div5: Brockworth Nomads 1 (D), Brockworth Nomads 2, Gloucester 2, Stringbreakers, Pittville 3 (NEW)
Div1: Severnside 1, Glos Stars 1, Severnside 2, Riverside Smashers 1, Ross 1, Cleeve 1 (P)
Div2: Malvern Hills 1 (D), Severnside 3, Hatherley 1, Gloucester 1, Struttles, Pittville 1 (P), Glos Stars 2 (NEW)
Div3: Severnside 4 (D), Cleeve 2, Pittville 2, Hatherley 2, Cleeve 3, Malvern Hills 2 (P)
Div4: Cirencester 1 (D), Ross 2, Allseasons 1, Roxburgh 1, Brockworth Nomads, Pittville 3 (P)
Div5: Hatherley 3, Churchdown, Falcons, Allseasons 2, Longlevens (P), Balcarras (NEW)
Div6: Gloucester 2 (D), Riverside Smashers 2, Pittville 4, Roxburgh 2, Stringbreakers, Pittville 5 (NEW)
Div1: Cleeve 1, Severnside, St Whites, Cleeve 2, Pittville 1, Falcons (P)
Div2: Tetbury, Malvern Hills, Longlevens (P), Cleeve 3 (P), Allseasons (D), Hatherley (P)
Div3: Gloucester, Brockworth Nomads, Pittville 2, Stringbreakers, Stroud Ladies, Allseasons 2 (NEW), Struttles (NEW)
Mon 10 Jun 2019 23:14 Chris Travis
Thank you to everyone who supported our Annual Senior Club Handicap Tournament. We had 16 players enter, who were drawn into 7 mixed pairs and 1 mens pair. Everyone played everyone else in a round-robin format. A big thanks to Anne, Harry, and Sarah T, who helped with the draw for partners and handicap setting. Also thanks to Paul P and Kat for providing some treats!
Congratulations go to Bincy and Graham for winning this year's tournament!
Tue 28 May 2019 09:33 Chris Travis
Hi Everyone, the league season might be over but there are still a few more opportunities to add to your trophy haul before the start of next season. One of these is our Annual Club Handicap Tournament, the details of which are listed below.
As was the case last year, players will enter the tournament individually. Shortly after the entry deadline, pairs will be drawn at random and handicaps assigned. However, this year, mixed pairings will be drawn before any levels pairings. Pairs and handicaps will be announced at the start of the event.
Date: Sunday 9th June 2019
Start Time: 1pm
Venue: Balcarras Sports Centre
Entry Fee: £6 per player
Entry Deadline: Wednesday 5th June
Check your e-mail for instructions on how to enter.
How does a handicap tournament work?
Pairs are assigned handicaps to equalise the chances of them winning. Some pairs will have positive handicaps which means that they will start each game with a head start and therefore need to score fewer than 21 points to win (21 - their handicap). Pairs with negative handicaps will have to score more than 21 points to win each game (21 + their handicap).
As a quick and simple example, if you regularly play with a partner against another couple and always lose 21-15 then you might expect to be awarded a +6 handicap whereas the opposition will be assigned nothing (a.k.a SCRATCH, SCR or +0).
Hope you can make it. If you have any questions about the tournament then feel free to e-mail and ask, or speak to me at a club night session.
Sat 25 May 2019 15:25 Chris Travis
Hi Everyone, just a quick reminder that there aren't any coaching sessions this week due to the bank holiday and half term. Sessions will resume as follows:
Wednesday Junior Coaching: 5th June
Sunday Junior Coaching: 2nd June
Sunday Adult Coaching: 2nd June