NOTICE: Our Membership is now full! We can no longer take on any new badminton players this quarter (October-January).
If you wish to be notified in future when new places become available, please contact us using our web form below.
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Welcome to the Basingstoke Racketeers Badminton Club Website

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We are a friendly, sociable non-league badminton club with a wide range of age, abilities and styles, playing for fitness and pleasure and partake in the occasional competition. We have players of all levels, who enjoy challenging fun games. As long as you are 18+, have played badminton before, even if it was when you were younger, you'll fit right in.

We are always interested to here from local people around the Basingstoke and surrounding areas, however our membership is now full, and we can no longer take on new badminton players this quarter (October-January). If you wish to be added to our waiting list and be notified when places become available, please contact us using the web form to the right.

We play at the Everest Health & Leisure Club, Everest Community School, Oxford Way, Basingstoke RG24 9UP, from 20:00 - 22:00, Thursday evenings.

Mark Chilton, Club Chairman explains:

"The essence of the club is to play Badminton in a friendly environment for exercise, and pleasure. We invariably play doubles, both mixed and same sex and whilst we all play to win and enjoy ‘being’/’trying to be’ competitive we do not take ourselves too seriously. Exercise and fun is what it is about"

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About the Basingstoke Racketeers Badminton Club

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From the 5th of April 2018, Aldworth 8:30 Badminton Club became the Basingstoke Racketeers Badminton Club.

The Basingstoke Racketeers Badminton Club has been in existence for over 25 years making it one of the longest running badminton clubs in Basingstoke. From April 2018 after much discussion and continual interruptions from the previous location, the club decided to change name to the Basingstoke Racketeers and move location to the Everest Community Academy, where there is vastly better sports hall facilities, and we are able to play for 2 hours.

The Basingstoke Racketeers Badminton Club is a sociable club for like minded individuals to meet and play badminton on a friendly basis. The club is run by its members for its members on a not-for-profit basis. The club still has some of those long standing members playing today.

What to bring

  • £5 cash (for first session)
  • Your own badminton racket
  • Non-marking gym shoes/ trainers
  • Comfortable sports attire
  • Have fun, and enjoy playing!

Basingstoke Racketeers Badminton Club Venue & Location

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We meet Thursday evenings: 20:00 – 22:00

Everest Health & Leisure Club, Everest Community Academy, Oxford Way, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG24 9UP

The Facilities

  • High Roof
  • One of the newest sports halls in Basingstoke
  • Toilets, Shower and Changing rooms
  • Plenty of Free car parking spaces
  • 4 Badminton Courts
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These are some of our action shots taken during a club night. More photo's are available on our Facebook page: Basingstoke Racketeers Badminton Club Facebook Album

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Basingstoke Racketeers Badminton Club Latest News

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Calendar

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News

  • September 2018:Advance warning: No badminton on Thursday 27th September 2018. Back to normal the week after (4th October)

  • July 2018:Our Membership is now full! We can no longer take on any new badminton players this quarter (July-October). Please contact us if you wish to be added to our waiting list.

  • June 2018:New membership quarter starts on 5th July. Anybody wishing to become a full member should contact the club ASAP.

  • April 2018:New location, New Name. We will be playing at Everest Community Academy from 5th April 2018 as the Basingstoke Racketeers.

  • January 2018:Advance warning: No badminton on Thursday 18th & 25th January 2018. Back on the 1st February

  • January 2018:Badminton back on this Thursday 4th January 2018

  • December 2017:Advance warning: No badminton on Thursday 28th December 2017

  • October 2017:Advance warning: Venue change on Thursday 5th October 2017, we will be playing at Brighton Hill School @ 19:30

  • September 2017:Badminton back to normal from this week (7th September)

  • August 2017:Advance warning: There is no badminton on Thursday 24th, and 31st August 2017 due to the sports hall being closed.

  • July 2017:Badminton back to normal from this week (13th July)

  • June 2017: Advance warning: There is no badminton on Thursday 6th July 2017 due to the sports hall being closed.

  • June 2017: Advance warning: There is no badminton on Thursday 8th, 15th and 22nd June 2017 due to the sports hall being closed.

  • May 2017: Advance warning: There is no badminton on Thursday 18th and 25th May 2017 due to the sports hall being closed.

  • February 2017: Badminton back to normal from this week (9th February) - We look forward to seeing you all there. Don't forget, for current members we have our AGM at 7:30pm in the staff bar.

  • January 2017: AGM, 9th February 2017, All members welcome, start at 7:30pm, in the School Bar (Badminton straight after)

  • December 2016: Advance warning: There is no badminton on Thursday 12th and 26th January 2017, and 2nd February 2017 due to the sports hall being closed.

  • December 2016: Advance warning: There is no badminton on Thursday 29th December 2016, due to the school being closed.

  • August 2016: Advance warning: There is no badminton on Thursday 25th August and Thursday 1st September, due to the sports hall being closed.

  • July 2016: Badminton back to normal from this week (Thursday 7th July) - we look forward to seeing everyone there.

  • June 2016: Advance warning: There is no badminton on Thursday 30th June, due to the sports hall being unavailable. Should be back to normal there after.

  • May 2016: Advance warning: There is no badminton on Thursday 9th June and 16th June, due to the sports hall being unavailable.

  • April 2016: Advance warning: There is no badminton on Thursday 26th May, due to the sports hall being unavailable.

  • March 2016: We are looking for Badminton Players, from Basingstoke and surrounding areas to join our club. Please contact us to find out more.

  • March 2016: Our new website is live!

Basingstoke Racketeers Badminton Club Membership Information

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Costs

£5 for first session then £7.00 per session there after, or £50.00 every 3 months (quarterly). Paid before the 5th of every; April, July, October, and January.

There are cost benefits paying quarterly. When membership is full (approx 26 members) then court priority is given to those who are paying quarterly. Players who pay per session maybe asked to leave early if we are extremely busy.

Payment can be made by; Cash or Bank transfer. Bank Transfer is our preferred method for membership payments.

Where & When

We play badminton Thursday evenings 20:00 – 22:00 (2 Hour Session) at Everest Health & Leisure Club, Everest Community Academy, Oxford Way, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG24 9UP

From the main car park to get to the sports hall, walk up the steps and walk along the side of the school main building until you reach the main entrance on the right. Reception is immediately on the left; go past reception and turn left into the main corridor and the sports hall entrance is immediately on your right – virtual tour here

Safety & Security

For your safety and security please do not bring any expensive valuables into the hall. The club does not take any responsibility for your personal belongings. Please respect all members and their belongings.

Data Protection

Our data collection and storage is governed by the rules of the UK data protection act and associated legislation. We, Basingstoke Racketeers Badminton Club will treat your personal information as private and confidential (even when you are no longer a member). Nothing about your relationship with us or your name and address will be disclosed to anyone. By becoming a member you agree to being contacted by the club.

Club Committee

Chairman: Mark Chilton
Club Treasurer: Karen Vince
Club Secretary: Ed Smith

Club members are informed, via the following methods; verbally, Email, Facebook and our website. Should you have any questions please fill free to contact us.

Social

Some members often meet after each session for drink and chat in a local pub – All members are welcome. We also organise occasional social evenings such as a meal out, skittles evening, summer BBQ etc.

AGM

The club has an Annual General Meeting, usually around February, and as the club is run by members for its members everyone is encouraged to participate.

Insured

The club carries public and building liability insurance, but we do not carry person to person liability insurance. The ethos of the club is for mutual enjoyment, exercise and fun; accidents whilst rare are just that!

Peg System

During busy periods, the club runs a peg system to make sure all players have an even opportunity to play.

Kit

Shuttlecocks, and nets are provided by the club but you’ll need to bring your own Badminton racket, non-marking gym shoes/ trainers, and comfortable sports attire.

Video & Photo

The club and its members may from time to time take pictures/ video during the badminton session. These images maybe used for promotional purposes. Please inform the club committee if you do not want to be photographed.

Fire & Emergency

In the event of the fire alarm sounding please make your way to the nearest fire exit.

Downloads

Download the clubs membership form
Download the clubs poster

Badminton in Basingstoke and local areas

Serving the Badminton community in and around Basingstoke, Hampshire;
Basingstoke Town, Oakley, Overton, Kempshot, Hatch Warren, Beggarwood, Viables, Cranbourne, Bramley, Sherfield on Loddon, Tadley, Hook, Brighton Hill, Chineham, Lychpit, Old Basing, South Ham, Winklebury, Buckskin, Sherboune St John, Cliddesden, Popley, Oakridge.