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.
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."
Mon 09 Mar 2020 21:57 Chris Travis
Thank you and well done to everyone who representing our club in the Badminton Gloucestershire Junior Badminton League this season. The final results have now been sent through and I've included them below.
Well done to everyone who played in our teams. I'm extremely pleased with our results over the weekend, with our KS3 1st team finishing 1st and our KS4 team finishing 2nd in the 2nd round! I hope you all enjoyed the games and are proud of your results - they show how much you have all improved over the last few months!
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Sat 22 Feb 2020 15:15 Chris Travis
On Sunday 8th March, we will be helping Badminton Gloucestershire run a special session for children who are of junior school age (years 3-6).
The session will take place at Balcarras Sports Centre, from 10am until 12pm (midday), and cost £5 per child.
During the session, players will have the opportunity to experience a range of fun based badminton playing activities and receive advice from local coaches to help them improve.
All children are welcome to attend, they do not have to be current members of a local badminton club. However, we would recommend that those who wish to attend are at least able to sustain a short rally, so that they can get the most out of the session.
More information about the session, including online registration, can be found here.