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 21 Aug 2019 17:53 Chris Travis
Well done to all the players who attended our Annual Junior Summer Camp earlier this week. We had a great time running it again and loved seeing how fast everyone improved over the 2 days! 😄🏸
Sat 13 Jul 2019 14:21 Chris Travis
This summer we will, once again, be running a Junior Badminton Camp. Running over a couple of days towards the end of August, this is a fantastic opportunity for players to rapidly improve their badminton. Players from any local clubs are welcome to attend. The camp will be run by 4 of our coaches and each day will consist of group and 1-2-1 coaching sessions, competitions, challenges, and tournaments. There will also be some prizes up for grabs at the end of the camp.
Dates: Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th August 2019
Time: 9am - 4:30pm
Venue: Balcarras Sports Centre, East End Road, Charlton Kings, GL53 8QF
Pittville players should register using the link e-mailed to them. Players from other local clubs can find more information and the registration form by clicking here.
As usual, if you have any questions then please feel free to get in touch.
Mon 08 Jul 2019 19:13 Chris Travis
Hi Everyone, please be aware that there won't be a junior coaching session, or a summer club night, on Wednesday 10th July. This is because the school has an event on which means we are unable to use the sports hall.
Senior club players are welcome to join us for some Rounders instead! Meet us near the Pittville Pump Room from 7:30pm.
Sun 30 Jun 2019 23:47 Chris Travis
Yesterday, the Badminton Gloucestershire Community Group held their Annual Junior Charity Tournament. The tournament featured both singles and doubles events for boys and girls at different age groups, and managed to raise £300 for the James Hopkins Trust. This year the tournament attracted entries from just over 60 players, 19 of which were from our junior club. Well done to everyone who competed! There were lots of great games, and the following players were successful at winning medals in their events:
|KS2 Girls Singles||Tilly||2nd||🥈|
|KS2 Girls Singles||Lilly||3rd||🥉|
|KS2 Girls Doubles||Lilly + Tilly||1st||🥇|
|KS3 Boys Singles||Ben W||3rd||🥉|
|KS3 Boys Doubles||Adam P + Ben W||2nd||🥈|
|KS3 Boys Doubles||Callum + Sam H||3rd||🥉|
|KS3 Girls Singles||Amy||2nd||🥈|
|KS3 Girls Doubles||Amy||2nd||🥈|
|KS3 Girls Doubles||Amy||3rd||🥉|
|KS4 Boys Singles||Connor||3rd||🥉|
|KS4 Boys Doubles||Archie + Connor||3rd||🥉|
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.