Badminton Club is a friendly, competitive club
offering a good overall standard of play and based near
Tadley within easy reach from Reading, Newbury,
Basingstoke, Thatcham and surrounding villages of
Burghfield, Mortimer, Silchester, Bramley and
looking to strengthen our squads, so if you're looking
to play in the top divisions in the area then why not
give us a try. We also have several mixed and men's
teams in divisions 2 and 3 , which means most of our
members can get involved in matches if they want.
New visitors of all standards are very welcome and we would appreciate a quick call or email before your first visit (See contact details). Club nights and home matches are played at The Hurst Centre in Baughurst, Tadley.
- Club night is
from 8.30pm to 10.30pm
- Typical attendance at club nights is around 20
people. Four courts are available so we all get a good
number of games.
- First visit is free of charge.
- Discounts on joining fees for students and those in full time education
- Feather shuttlecocks are used at the club.
- We play throughout the summer (included in membership fee). During this time visitors from all clubs are welcome to come along.
We do our best to organise club nights to ensure that each player has a good variety of games.
New men and lady players are welcome and no visitorís fee is charged for the first visit to a club night. Regular visitors, who pay a small fee after their first visit, are also welcome.
In addition to the normal competitive leagues, we have access to other open competitions organized by the Basingstoke & District Badminton League and Newbury & District Badminton Association.
The club started
sometime in the mid 1970ís,
but no one in the club was a member so long ago to
know exactly when, though when the current chairman
joined, some of the first club members still played at
There have always been teams and a competitive spirit within the club as well as a friendly side that, hopefully, has encouraged those with some badminton skills to develop. The club and its members have won various competitions over the years.
People who join tend to stay for a very long time, and there are several members who have been with the club over 10 years. But there are new members and regular visitors who have come to the club nights recently, and this trend is being encouraged as much as possible.