Dear Members

This is a short newsletter as we begin the 2010/11 season. Welcome to all members, new or not so new!

                   Chairman’s Address

Welcome to the 2011/12 badminton season, and yes, it is that time of year already.  We are at the start of a new season and I hope that it brings you healthy competition and friendship – these are the two great strengths of our club! We had an outstanding year last time winning FIVE leagues …. Mixed Division 1 for the first time, Mixed 2 were promoted to division 2, Mens 2 won Division 2 and so join Mens 1 in the top league, New Hall 1 won Division 1 and New Hall 2 won promotion to the top division too – so well done indeed to all those players!

Our much loved ex-Treasurer, Harry Highfield, is at home after a stroke. He would welcome short visits from members but it may be wise to phone first. On behalf of the club Harry was awarded a meritorious award by Leicestershire Badminton Association at the County AGM earlier this year. This is a fine tribute to the dedication that Harry showed in serving our club for many many years.

The trophies won by Loughborough Badminton Club 2010/11

Trophies for 2010-11 Season

Some of the successful players at the Leicestershire Awards evening May 2011

Trophies and Team Captains 2010-2011

At this point I would like to remind all members and prospective members of the club rules regarding new members. A member of the Committee should look after newcomers and explain the procedures for joining and a club night – such as the peg board. Visitors are encouraged to attend three club nights and make known their wish to join as a member.

A prospective club member will be issued with

  • A copy of a recent club newsletter
  • A relevant Loughborough Badminton Club Approval form with a list of Committee names.
  • All relevant BadmintonEngland forms.

The prospective member must gain the signatures of 3 Committee members to support their application.

Eligibility for Membership will be based on the statement below:-

  • The playing standard of the club and general conduct of members must be maintained or improved by the acceptance of the prospective member.

Once the three signatures are obtained then all relevant forms must be presented with due fees to the Treasurer or Secretary before the person shall be deemed to be a member of the club. The Secretary will then register the new member with Leicestershire Badminton Association and BadmintonEnglandand the player will be available for club teams.

I think we need to continue to recognise that all members have their own important part to play in the success of the club. An integral part of the clubs future, are our club nights, these should be both enjoyable and valuable to all, and consideration needs to be shown to all members.

September not only means the beginning of the new season but also selection nights!!!! If you wish to be considered for the teams please make yourself available for as many of the selection nights as possible, this really does help the selectors perform a very difficult job.

Finally, for the year 2011/12, may we have many enjoyable nights of badminton and as a result may we have many great successes!                                                                    Garry Boorman.

Dates for the Season –

Friday September 9th – Friday December 16th

Monday September 5th – Monday December 19th

Friday January 6th – Friday March 31st            Monday January 9th – Monday March 27th

We can have the courts on a Monday in April & play League matches too .. – so that would mean further Mondays of April 2nd, 16th, 23rd and 30th?              LMK what you think please.


Fees for the Winter

Following April’s Club AGM it was agreed that fees for next season would be as follows:-

Full Members– £75,    Under 18s £35,          Students (over 18 in full-time education) £40

Match fees £3.50,      Shuttle fees £2 (£1 for schoolchildren),                      Visitors £3.50

Kerry has asked people to pay at least £40 by October 1st to secure your League berth, the remainder to be paid by the end of November; otherwise there would be a surcharge of £5.  Anyone still owing fees from last year will NOT be considered for teams until they are fully paid up members of the club under any circumstances!

Team Selection Evenings 2011 –   will be held over two weeks:

Monday 12th September and Friday 16th September

Monday 19th September and Friday 24th September

The following week, Monday 26th and Friday 1st October will be reserved for fine tuning the selections. Please ensure that you attend all selection evenings if you are interested in playing for teams. If you are unable to attend, please contact one of the Selection Committee as soon as possible. On Selection Evenings, the Selection Committee will organise a number of games to help with team decisions and pairings, so unfortunately there may be some disruption to normal club night games, and a reduced opportunity to pick your own games; please bear with us.

Please also let us know your preferences for teams for this season. There is a form below. Print it off, fill it in and hand to a member of the Selection Committee, or email your preferences to

I will be posting current Member’s details at each club night in September. PLEASE check them and fill in an Amendment Form where details need to be updated. I hope to issue updated lists for everyone early in October. Please also indicate an email address where possible and state your preferred way of receiving Newsletters etc in the future.

Remember to look at our website –

And the County website  –

Have a profitable and successful season!     John Sleath (Secretary)                      


Loughborough Badminton Club 2011/12 Team Selection Form

In order to assist the Selection Committee with their initial thoughts please would you kindly complete the attached form and return it to a member of the Selection Committee as soon as possible. Please note this is required for all players even if it is your desire not to be selected for the Club’s teams.


Please fill in the appropriate team number or tick the last box in each row.




Preferred Team

Do Not Wish to be Considered




New Hall League

Please feel free to add any required (suitable) comments below!

NAME …………………………………………………………………









Loughborough Badminton Club is looking for new players. This is a great chance to join a thriving badminton club. We have two club nights per week (Monday and Friday) with four courts, and we run 12 league teams (ladies doubles, mens doubles and mixed doubles).


  • If you are a good social player looking to improve your standard of badminton as well as join a strong and sociable club, then this is for you.
  • Also if you are a club player wanting to take your badminton to the next level then we have teams at all levels.
  • We have a strong junior club (from 5 years upwards) and players of all ages (to retirement and beyond!).


Why not come along for a trial evening or two during September? We play atLoughboroughGrammar Schoolon Mondays from 7:45pm to 10:45pm, and Loughborough Leisure Centre on Fridays from 8pm to 11pm.


For more details, contact our Club Secretary, John Sleath,, or see our website at