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.
Fri 24 Jul 2020 22:55 Chris Travis
More good news - the sports hall at Balcarras will be reopening from Monday, so we will be able to get our indoor sessions going again. Obviously we will have to run sessions a little differently for the time being. You will also find that some sessions will have to change day, time and venue in the short term (Pates won't be reopening until September, at the earliest). Keep an eye on your email inbox for information on when and how sessions will run, and how to sign up for them.
Junior sessions are scheduled to restart on Sunday 2nd August. Details about how these sessions will operate are already available here.
Adult sessions will run according to these guidelines.
Wed 15 Jul 2020 00:23 Chris Travis
Good news! Although we've got to wait a little longer for the return of indoor sessions, we've been able to kick off outdoor Air Badminton sessions! These sessions use the new Air Shuttle, which is more resistant to the wind than normal plastic shuttles, and makes outdoor badminton more feasible. Want to join us for a hit? Check your email inbox for info on when the sessions are running and how to sign up. Sessions are run to the guidelines available here.
Sun 14 Jun 2020 18:49 Chris Travis
Hi Everyone, I hope you and your family are safe and well. It's been a while since I was last in touch, so I thought I'd post a quick update.
It looks like the earliest we will be able to start running sessions again will be in July. However, it's highly likely that it will be later than that. Although we are super keen to get back on court as soon as we can (and hopefully you are too!), we need to be sure that it is safe for us to do so. We have been closely following the updates from the government, public health bodies, BADMINTON England, and the venues that we use and we will only restart sessions when we are confident that we are able to follow the guidelines and restrictions that they issue. We've already been thinking about what changes we might have to make to our sessions in order to observe social distancing guidelines and mitigate additional risks. We will be sure to share these with you well ahead of restarting any sessions as we want players, and their parents, to continue feeling safe attending our sessions and will welcome feedback on any concerns.
Wed 18 Mar 2020 02:02 Chris Travis
Further to our previous post, the Senior Club have also decided to suspend all sessions for the time being.
We will be in touch once we feel able to restart our sessions.
Stay happy and healthy!
Tue 17 Mar 2020 09:19 Chris Travis
No doubt you are all aware of the Government's recent announcements regarding how they are trying to delay the spread of COVID-19. This includes a request for 'social distancing'. In response to this, we have decided to suspend all our coaching sessions, effective immediately.
We understand this might be disappointing, especially given schools are currently remaining open. However, our members attend a number of different local schools and there is a risk that the disease could spread between schools via one of our sessions. We believe that suspending our sessions is the right thing to do, to do our part in helping the world tackle this disease and to ensure that we help keep our members, their friends and family, happy and healthy.
We will be in touch as soon as we feel able to recommence our sessions.
Mon 16 Mar 2020 22:53 Chris Travis
"...the League has decided following the latest Government advice, to suspend the league. No further matches will need to be played. All matches will be recorded at this time as postponed. We will postpone the AGM until hopefully the start of next season. The Committee will decide how to sort out the matches that have not been played, some of these will not decide promotion or relegation. Those that do could be played before the start of the new season, or clubs could let the Committee decide the scores. We will contact you with further updates as we try to resolve these. Please contact you team captains ASAP."