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.
Tue 13 Jul 2021 01:17 Chris Travis
There's only a few weeks left now until the Olympics get underway. Whilst they are taking place, we will be running a series of tournaments to replicate what is happening over in Tokyo. Those who participate will represent players in the Tokyo Olympics so that we can see who wins in our version! Not only are prizes up for grabs for those who win our tournaments, but prizes will be awarded if the players that participants represent win a gold medal at the Olympics!
All junior players in Gloucestershire are welcome to join in. However, given the competitive nature of the event we would recommend that players have previous experience of playing badminton at a local junior club or school club.
Both boys and girls singles and doubles tournaments are being run, with 2 age groups for each. Full details of the tournaments, and the entry form, can be found by clicking here.
Fri 28 May 2021 01:40 Chris Travis
Great news - all our sessions are now back up and running!
That's a total of 49 court-hours per week! 😍
If you would like to join us on court then get in touch - we have a small number of spaces available at some of the sessions.
Sun 28 Feb 2021 15:17 Chris Travis
Earlier this week the UK Government published details of their roadmap to easing restrictions in England. It outlines that in:
This is great news as we've been without badminton for too long! We will be aiming to restart:
The exact date that each step of the roadmap kicks is subject to change, and BADMINTON England have yet to release an update to their guidance, so we will be in touch with everyone once we have more concrete details on when and how sessions will restart. In the meantime, don't forget that you can get your badminton fix by watching the professionals competing in the YONEX Swiss Open and the YONEX All England over the next few weeks!
Tue 01 Dec 2020 22:07 Chris Travis
Hi Everyone, Just a quick update to let you know that unfortunately all our sessions will remain suspended for the time being. Although Cheltenham is moving out of lockdown #2, the restrictions in tier 2 mean that doubles play is not allowed to be played between multiple households.
Fingers crossed the situation will improve and we will be able to get everything back up and running in the new year. In the meantime, we hope you all continue to stay safe and enjoy Christmas as best as you can.
Wed 04 Nov 2020 21:51 Chris Travis
Hi Everyone, I'm sure you've all seen the news that, earlier today, MPs voted to make 'Lockdown #2' official. Unfortunately that means we have to suspend all our badminton sessions for the time being. We will aim to get them back up and running as soon as we can.
Stay safe and we hope to see you all again soon.
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.