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.
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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.
Sat 22 Dec 2018 21:04 Chris Travis
From January 2019, we will be running a new badminton session aimed at players who are aged between 18 and 25. In particular, we are hoping the session will provide a place for those who have just started work, or an apprenticeship, to play badminton with those of a similar age and ability.
Led by our coaches, the sessions will introduce the game of badminton and help players improve their level of play. As such, the sessions are equally suitable for players who haven't played badminton before and those who have a little previous experience, maybe whilst at school or university.
Sessions will run on Sundays, starting 13th January, from 8pm until 9:30pm, at Balcarras Sports Centre.
For more information about the sessions and to sign up, please check out the web page here.
Sat 22 Dec 2018 20:38 Chris Travis
Good news, everyone! A date has finally been set for the Pink Shuttlecock Tournament! This will be the 6th edition, so it's Wandering Star Badminton Club's (Ben Duncan's Cardiff Club) turn to host it.
Courts have been booked as follows:
Saturday 26th January
1pm until 4pm
Cardiff University Sports Training Village, Talybont, CF14 3AT
All senior players are welcome to attend to represent our club (and country!). If you haven't played before (see photos from last year and report) then don't worry, it isn't anywhere near as formal as the name suggests - it usually just takes the form of a club night session where we play games against each other.
The tournament is followed by celebration / commiseration drinks and a meal. You are welcome to bring +1's.
We'd like to start assembling our team so please check your email to find out how to RSVP. All parts of the day are optional (badminton, meal, drinks, staying over) so please specify which you are interested in so that we can help organise lift shares and accommodation.
Sat 22 Dec 2018 19:37 Chris Travis
Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Club Christmas Tournament on Wednesday. Congratulations to the winners: Bincy (best lady), Chris T (best man) and Paul B (Chairman's Bonus Award). Full results can be found here.
Have a great Christmas break and we hope to see you at the first club night of 2019 on Wednesday 9th January.
Sat 15 Dec 2018 16:35 Chris Travis
Hi Everyone, you will be pleased to hear that our league match schedule has worked in our favour this year, allowing our annual club christmas tournament to return to the 'final club night of the year' i.e. Wednesday 19th December.
Similar to previous years, everyone brings some nibbles to snack on whilst we play some games - players win points for every rally won. There will be a number of ways to 'top up' your score by completing some challenges set by our Chairman, Paul. You can see some of them listed above (click on the graphic for a larger version). Prizes are on offer for the players with the most points at the end!
In addition to this, Paul is running a 'Spot The Shuttlecock' competition again. For 50p, you can guess which square the shuttlecock is missing from in this photo. The winner receives £10! Guesses can be made at the tournament on Wednesday or by email to Paul (as long as payment is received before the end of the tournament).
Please note that the first club night of 2019 will be on Wednesday 9th January.
See you all on the 19th!
Wed 05 Dec 2018 00:24 Chris Travis
Don't forget that there is no junior coaching or club night session this evening. This is due to a school event taking place at Pates' Grammar School, which means we are unable to use the sports hall. Back to normal next week. See you all then.