Adults - club nights

Details

Our club night is Monday evenings at Turves Green Boys Sports Hall, Turves Green Rd, Northfield, B31 4BS. Club night is 8-10pm. The club runs throughout the year, including the summer months. The club does close for the last 2 weeks of August, and our centre is closed on Bank Holiday Monday's.  

Cost

These are payable quarterly in advance (Mar-May, Jun-Aug, Sep-Nov and Dec-Feb), and are currently £42. The fees for full time junior members (usually still at college/university) is £30 per quarter. We have a reduction in fees for two members from the same family. 

The adult club is particularly keen to recruit ladies, please contact Lee Machin if you are interested.

Format

The format on club night is always mixed or level doubles, occasionally singles, but generally we have insufficient court space to play singles. We play with quality feather shuttles (Yonex AS30). 

The club operates a  peg board system. Players place their name on the peg board on arrival, the first player in the queue picks an additional three players from the following six to make up a doubles game. Pegs are returned to the back of the queue on completing their game.

The club has two groups of players, Adults and Junior Colts (predominantly age 13 to 17).

The Adult members attend club nights to play games and hopefully develop their game, with assistance from resident coaches if required. The teams that are fielded during a season are men's, ladies & mixed, and are currently situated in high league positions in both the Cradley and Worcestershire leagues. We also field a Men's Singles team in the Solihull league.

In addition, there is also the younger junior club, the  "South Birmingham Junior Badminton Club", the predominant age range here is 8 to 15 years. Juniors progress into the colts on Thursday evenings on reaching an acceptable standard.
 
Key Objectives
 
We aim to provide badminton to the Birmingham and Worcester communities of all ages, develop their skills through the use of internal/external coaches, and give each member the opportunity to experience league badminton. We are a well established club that maintains a high level of badminton and so we encourage and nurture each members game to the best of their ability.
 

Through a successful lottery application we were awarded, in 2002, over £4100.00 to promote and develop Badminton as a sport in and around the local community. The funds were divided by 3 key area’s :- External/Resident coaching, Website development (from which you are now seeing the benefit) and Publicity /Advertising. 
 
 

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