Welcome to the club

Welcome to the Appleton Hall Badminton Club web site. We are a friendly club playing at Bridgewater Lower School on Wednesday evenings and if you’d like to give us a try, we’d love to meet you. Normally, we play for two hours (745-945pm) every Wednesday evening between September and Easter and have four courts. However, please see the COVID-19 update below for current situation. We have a good mix of casual club nights and competitive league badminton.

Visitors are welcome, you can play for a few evenings before deciding whether you want to join. Your first two visitor sessions are free! After that the visitor fee is £7, or you can pay for a season (or part season depending on when you join) in advance – which is cheaper. The full years membership is £100. Junior fees (under 18 or in full time education) are half the adult rate.

If you’re interested in finding out more, call or email one of the club committee members on our Contact Us page.

COVID-19 Update, September 2021

We are returning to play from 1st September 2021. Whilst there aren’t currently any legal restrictions on how we structure the sessions in response to the Covid situation, in order to provide some reassurance for anyone nervous about returning to group activities, we will be taking steps to help prevent the spread of the virus. These measures will be reviewed throughout the season.  

The following measures will apply: 

  • If you are displaying any symptoms of Covid-19, do not attend a session.  If you start to display symptoms during a session, you must inform a member of the committee immediately.
  • If you have any underlying health conditions that put you at high risk or vulnerable to Covid-19 please inform a member of the committee before attending your first session.
  • The toilets will be available at the school but please arrive changed and ready to play rather than using the changing rooms.
  • There will be hand sanitiser available at the sessions for use on entry and exit to the sports hall and during sessions.
  • Anyone setting up or taking down the posts and nets should clean the posts with sanitiser and also sanitise their hands afterwards.
  • Social distancing of 2m should be maintained at all times when not on court ie when entering and leaving the sports hall and when waiting to play.  Members can use the area around each court and any unused courts when not involved in play.
  • When not playing, we encourage members to wear face masks, but do not require this.
  • There must be no sharing of equipment or water bottles during the session.  Shuttles will be handled by all players on the court and hands should therefore be sanitised regularly.
  • Players should avoid chasing down shuttles which are hit onto other courts.  These should be returned by the players on those courts using rackets and not be picked up by hand.
  • There should be no shaking of hands at the end of games
  • Membership subscriptions (£100 adults, £50 juniors and students) and visitor fees (£7 adults, £3.50 juniors and students) should be paid electronically where possible.  If paying by cash, please provide exact amount, change will not be provided.
  • Any non-players at sessions, eg parents of juniors or session co-ordinators, should wear a mask and maintain social distancing at all times.
  • At the end of sessions please leave promptly, taking all your belongings with you, and do not gather in the car park

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