Play Badminton Club is super excited to announce the formation of an adult club team that will eventually play other local and national clubs, and be part of an exciting new league for synthetic shuttles, Vegan Badminton.
The club team will be managed by a qualified Level 2 Badminton England coach. The team will comprise of selected club members meeting a very high standards of badminton play.
All club members are welcome to come to the club team try out, training and selection sessions.
In March & beginning of April we will be holding a series of Club Team try out, training and selection sessions.
The cost of these sessions is same as our regular sessions, click here.
These club team session are designed to assess the overall fitness and playing standard of potential players wanting to joining the club team.
Vegan Badminton is an exciting new initiative to form a league for clubs playing badminton with synthetic shuttle.
As a club we use synthetic shuttles at all our club sessions.
Traditionally Badminton is played with a feather shuttles which naturally entails harming animals to source the feathers. However, the growing trend towards sustainability means that Badminton is slowly adopting to using synthetic shuttles.
Badminton World Federation (BWF) has already approved the use of synthetic feather shuttlecocks at BWF International sanctioned tournaments of all levels in 2021. This a huge step away from using natural feather shuttles and helping ensure long-term sustainability. BWF found that synthetic feather shuttle could reduce shuttlecock usage up to 25 percent, providing a significant environmental and economic edge for badminton going forward.
The added benefit of this is that using synthetic shuttles means by default the game of Badminton is going vegan!
To learn more about types of shuttlecocks and why, click here.
More details about Vegan Badminton will be coming soon, so watch this space!
These sessions are open to existing adult (18+) club members only. You MUST have been a regular member of the Club as at 31 Dec 2022, to be eligible for membership of the Club Team (subject to selection).
All club members are welcome to try out for club team. However, club team spaces are limited and will demand a very high level of badminton ability.
These sessions are physically demanding, so be ready to play badminton and undertaken physical exercise!
Attendees are advised to come ready in appropriate sports wear and wear non-marking courts shoes.
Please bring plenty of water with you to stay hydrated during the session.
If you are not wearing appropriate sports wear and/or non-marking court shoes, we may deny you entry into the induction session.
If you are successful to secure a space on the club team, you will be required to undertake intense badminton & fitness training at least twice a week, and be available to play both at home venues and away venues against other clubs.
Registration now closed
This session is for adults (18 years or age and over) only.