Come join us!
WHO MAY JOIN THE CLUB?
We welcome adult badminton players of all abilities. We do not offer formal coaching at the Club and so while most new members have played badminton before, there is no minimum playing standard.
Our junior sessions cater for players aged 9 to 17 - visit www.glenearnjuniors.co.uk. If you are looking for badminton for younger children or more information on junior badminton, please contact us with your details and we will try to help.
WHEN DO YOU MEET?
Our weekly club nights are on Mondays and Thursdays. You can come as often or as little as you like.
Please contact us if you are interested in joining our club.
For further details, see our club nights page.
WHERE DO YOU MEET?
On Mondays, we meet at Perth College UHI in Perth and on Thursdays, we meet at Bell's Sports Centre in Perth. For more information on how to find us, see our club nights page.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
There is a fee of £5 per night for each two-hour club or match night with a special price of £2 for students on Thursdays. The cost of hiring the courts for the two hours and the cost of the feather shuttles we play with are included in the fee. From 2018/19, we have annual membership fee of £5 payable for any player attending more than four club nights or matches - visitors and new members wanting try out the club don't need to pay the £5 annual fee unless they attend more than four sessions in the season.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
You should bring suitable attire to play badminton in, including shoes with non-marking soles.
Most of our members bring their own badminton racquet but if you contact us in advance, we should be able to lend you a racquet to use on the night.
We recommend you bring a drink although both Bell's Sports Centre and Perth College UHI do have water fountains and also, vending machines that sell drinks.
You do not need to bring shuttlecocks. The Club provides feather shuttles and the cost is included in the nightly fee.
CAN I JUST TURN UP?
Please do not just turn up. Please contact us if you are interested in joining our club.
WHAT ARE CLUB NIGHTS LIKE?
Our weekly club nights are friendly and relatively informal. We mostly play doubles but occasionally when it is quieter, some of our members enjoy playing singles. There is no pre-determined selection of games in advance and so you should get to play with and against various different players of differing abilities. Although our games can have a competitive edge, the main thing is to have fun! From time to time, we will hold fun tournaments on a club night.
MAY I PLAY IN LEAGUE GAMES?
Not all our members wish to play competitively - that is fine, there is no obligation to play in league or cup matches.
For those members that would like to play competitively, team selection is managed by the Club Committee and the team captains. Generally, the strongest available players are selected. However, there is always some rotation of players over the course of the season meaning many of our players get the opportunity to play in league or cup matches.
WHAT KIND OF SHUTTLES DO YOU USE?
We use Yonex Aerosensa 20 (speed 3) feather shuttlecocks at all of our club nights and also for matches in the Perth & District Badminton Association league and cup competitions.
HOW CAN I GET FURTHER INFORMATION?
Please contact us with any questions you have.