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Yes - we will continue to welcome all new players this year.
Yes - this page is updated quite regularly. IF our membership reaches the point where we cannot accept new players, we will make sure that the website is correct and set up a waiting list.
Yes - on Wednesdays - you can usually just walk through to the courts (straight on through the double doors in the Pearson Centre reception area) and say hello. You don't really need to send an email first to let us know you are coming because we have all 3 courts at this venue and plenty of space for new players at the moment.
If you want to play on a Wednesday, no. Just go down to the Pearson Centre and ask at Reception or walk through to the hall, organisers are usually Mark, Sarah and Damian. If you want to play on a Monday, see below.
Please email if you would like to play badminton on Monday evenings at Chilwell Olympia Leisure Centre. Both existing club members and new players are very welcome, but because there are several courts at the leisure centres we use, it's better if we know to look out for new players and meet them. We typically have about 10 players on Mondays and play in the main hall on the right hand side, but the actual court numbers we're able to book vary from week to week.
No - everyone is welcome, but please contact us if you've never played badminton before so that we can try to ensure there will be other newcomers on the night you've chosen to attend. The best night to try if you are unsure of your playing ability would be Wednesday, where the standard is generally much more varied.
See above schedule - or contact us and join our 'mailing list' (we send about 4-5 updates by email per month to our badminton players). The Monday night club has a group text message (WhatsApp group) and it's updated several times per week so that players know exactly what is happening and when.
See below - between £3 and £5 per player per session. Most sessions are just 'turn up and play' but please read about our membership fee below.
Yes. However, you don't have to pay this straight away (see below).
Yes - although if you can't get hold of one let us know in advance because many of our members have spares they can probably bring along for you to borrow.
We provide the shuttles, the venues we hire provide the nets.
At the Pearson Centre on Wednesdays, you can walk through the double doors and come through into the hall - we're always welcoming new faces and will just say hello! Look out for Mark or Sarah in their distinctive blue club organiser T-shirts. For badminton sessions at local leisure centres, please meet us in reception a few minutes earlier than the stated start time (and email us beforehand to let us know you're coming so that we make sure there is someone waiting there for you).
Yes - whenever there is time / space available, some of our players will play each other at singles. However, most of the games we play are doubles or mixed doubles, so if you are looking for a particularly challenging, 'super competitive' or league style game of badminton, we can recommend other local clubs for you to try as well.
We invite you to join in with friendly 'round robin' style badminton games - usually on Monday or Wednesday evenings each week (exact court booking times may vary, other nights can be arranged if there is demand). We usually play badminton on 1, 2 or 3 courts, for up to 2 hours.
Whilst games are competitive (we manage to keep track of the score, almost always anyway!) the idea is to have a good laugh for an hour or two, and get fit at the same time.
Our badminton sessions are first and foremost sociable - on my first night I met and chatted with three or four different players all from different age groups and backgrounds whilst awaiting my next game on court. If you are a bit more of a serious player our Monday night sessions will suit you best. If you are looking for a very competitive badminton club / league to join, please contact us anyway because we may be able to provide you with some useful contact details. Chilwell Olympia is also a good place to make an enquiry, there are many 'Badminton England' affiliated clubs playing at this Leisure Centre (owned by Broxtowe Borough Council).
Just turn up on a Wednesday at the Pearson Centre - or for further details please contact us - - everyone is welcome, regardless of ability, sex or age group. Evening sessions are very popular at this time of year, so contact us now and join in before we have to introduce a waiting list!
We also book courts at local leisure centres on other evenings, depending on the demand. Please make sure you're on our contact list (we use both email and 'Whats Ap' text messaging) and let us know if you would like to play on other nights of the week at least 7 days in advance, because the council owned leisure facilities we use are in high demand and it is often difficult to find a court that is available. There are always lifts and car shares available if you need transport.
Contact us now to say when you're available, or just turn up on a Wednesday evening, we look forward to hearing from you or meeting you. We're currently seeing many new players become regulars so you won't be the only one! We usually play for 1 or 2 hours, sometime between 6.30pm and 10.30pm. The more interest we have the better, so that we can organise plenty of 'on-court time' for everyone.
Please contact us - - for more details about our latest badminton court booking times and dates (and remember to tell us which evenings of the week you are likely to be available).
|Please See Also|
|South Nottinghamshire Sports and Social Clubs - details of local activities, website links and ideas for meeting new people|
|Beeston Dot Biz Tennis Club - Friendly Singles and Doubles Games of Tennis in or near Beeston|
|Beeston Football Club - Men's Amateur Football Team in Beeston or near Nottingham city centre|
|Beeston 'Bees' Ladies Football Club - Ladies Amateur Football Team in Beeston or near Nottingham city centre|
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We often meet outside of badminton socially - for example, we have a couple of pub quiz teams and have recently won the top prize at The Crown on a Thursday evening! Last month several players went to a concert, for a group meal at a local restaurant and a full day at 'Go Ape' was also organised for those who wanted to participate. Trips to Beer Festivals or for countryside walks using the excellent local transport (trams, trains and buses) happen as often as possible.