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Frequently Asked Questions
Costs & Membership
If I can’t make it one night do I get a refund?
If you have paid for the term you will not get a refund for non-attendance. If you pay-as-you-go then you will only pay for those nights you attend
Do I have to apply to join?
No, just turn up at on one of the evenings and make yourself known to the committee member in charge. We ask all newcomers to join us on a Monday, for your first visit, as this is when we have the most court space, committee members and we can give you a proper introduction to the club.
Do I have to pay every night?
You have to pay for each night to attend if you choose to pay-as-you-go. This is currently £6 a session payable in cash on the night. If you want to pay each term then the current fee of £63 paid to the treasurer (ideally by bank transfer) allows you to attend any two nights a week.
Is there a joining fee?
What should I wear?
Do I have to wear special shoes?
As you improve, it is recommended to get some badminton specific shoes, which have a flatter heel, which aids movement and helps prevent injury.
Do I have to wear white?
Do I have to have my own racket?
Do I have to provide shuttles?
Do you play with plastic or feather shuttles?
What happens if I break a string?
Social & Entertainment
Can I bring a friend?
Do you have other social events?
Do you play Mixed, Levels or Singles?
Can I come to any club night?
Yes. The club runs three nights a week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and you can attend any night. Friday tends to be a higher level of competition, so if you are a real beginner perhaps give that one a miss to start with.
Who chooses the games?
If you have a specific request to play with someone let the committee member know and they will try and arrange it for you.
I am female, am I expected to stay at the front?
Does the club run throughout the year?
Even during holiday times and bank holidays, the club will usually be open.
Do all club players understand tactics?
I have only just started to play badminton. Can I play at the club and will I get beaten in every game?
We expect everybody to be willing to play with everybody else, so everyone can develop and improve being helped by the better players. We ask better players to be mindful of the less good people with whom they are expected to play. We also arrange coaching for those who feel they would like to be told how to play better.
Can I get coaching?
If you are interested in being coached, please let a committee member know.
If you are a coach and would like to offer your services please let us know too.
What experience do club members have?
How do I get more information?
Matches & Tournaments
Do I have to play in a team?
Where are matches held?
Do I have to pay for matches?
Yes. If you play in a match there will be a match fee to pay on the night. This is currently £6 per match.
Do you run tournaments for members?
There are other local tournaments too in which you can choose to play and which attract members from other clubs too. These run at different levels of ability.