Welcome to the longest-established competitive badminton club in the area – it’s our 75th anniversary this year! Our membership is broadly-based and covers a large age range, and the club ethos is for challenging games but with a friendly, sociable atmosphere – if you work up a sweat, you’re always welcome to join us for a ‘cool-down’ drink in the pub afterwards!
We play at Wolverhampton Grammar School, which is easy to find and just a mile from the ring road. Club nights are on Mondays and Fridays between 7.30pm and 9.30pm, and we play all year round, except for Bank Holidays and a short break at Christmas. We have several teams competing in the local South Staffs Badminton League, with the season running between September and May.
However our membership is now almost full, so we can only consider taking good quality players who are already at team-standard. So if you are interested in joining, please get in touch using the Contact Us link above and provide a few details: How much have you played competitively before? Was it in a league/at school/university? How recently was it? We’ll then be in touch and if we think we might be able to offer you place, we’ll invite you down so you can come and give us a try.
Also tell us which area you live in – even if we can’t offer you a place we’ll try to put you in touch with other local clubs that may have spaces available, and hopefully you can start playing with them instead.
What about taking beginners or junior players?
We are always keen to encourage new players into the sport, particularly those who want to join a club so they can improve. However as a competitive club we have to maintain a certain standard to support our teams, and so we aren’t able to accept new or inexperienced players.
So for beginners looking to learn to play, we would suggest you make enquiries your local leisure centre. They often have introductory courses to help you learn the game, and may also have clubs of social players (who don’t play at a League level) so the standard will be more suitable to learning and helping you to improve.
For junior players who play regularly at school, we know it is a daunting step to come and play at a proper club, particularly if there aren’t any other youngsters to fit in with. However like many clubs unfortunately we don’t have the facilities to run a separate junior section or to offer any organised coaching. Again your local leisure centre is a good place to start for junior sessions, and they may be able to help you take your first steps to joining a club.