Clubs and sessions

Clubs and sessions in Hertfordshire

There are many places that people can play badminton, sports centres, schools, village halls etc (see Sports Centres, section).  Organised badminton is available in such venues either as clubs or through other agencies.   More information on Herts affiliated clubs is provided below and on the respective junior clubs and senior clubs pages
More women in badminton This Girl Can week 16th - 25th October 2015
Badminton Sessions
Comprehensive search for all clubs, badminton sessions and potential venues, go to the Badminton England website
Please note that where there are differences for clubs' contact telephone numbers from the HBA junior and senior clubs listings (links above), the PlayBadminton numbers are often those of the sports facility.
No Strings
To find a 'no strings' badminton session via BE website map click here.  For recent 'no strings', pay-and-play sessions in East Herts, St Albans, Watford and Welwyn, click here .  
Premier Clubs
BADMINTON England Head Office have released an online procedure for Premier clubs, both Junior and Senior.  For more information click here
This season's list of mainly league-playing clubs that are affiliated to HBA and Badminton England is organised by location and are updated mainly when clubs and league organisers provide fresh details.  The clubs are divided broadly into senior  clubs and junior clubs.
The leagues' club updates and their abbreviation for the club data are shown in the Herts leagues section. 
Please send updates to Dave Bartlett.

Dates for Your Diary

Launch of Herts Coaches FaceBook page

Coming UKCC Badminton England Coaching courses in Hertfordshire
The level 1: 10th, 17th and 24th February

The level 2: 10th February, 17th February, 3rd March & 7th April

See BE Coaching webpage and Level 1 and Level 2 for details, costs and booking. Booking is now open, deadlines extended to 26th January. BE bursaries are available for both the level 1 and the level 2 courses up to 50% off full course fee, see Application form  Please contact Regional Manager Aleisha Challands directly for additional information and advice.  See also The Ray Learney  Memorial Fund grants on HBA Funding & Resources webpage.
A wide variety of other sports-related courses are available via Herts Sports Partnership Coach Ed Week  10-18 Ferbruary


Update your Email Preferences or miss important information
Please can you remind all your members that they need to update their email preferences on the new Badminton England Go Membership system,  otherwise they will not receive any communication from them.

They should have received a generic message directly from Badminton England once you affiliated your club and all your members but Badminton England have advised that some members have not carried out this simple task.

It only takes a few minutes and  click here for a brief guide which shows members how to do this.

It is important to note that if members do not update this section they will default to “ Do Not Contact” and Badminton England will not send them any future communication. 

Colin Walker, HBA Membership Secretary