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.
Liz Bonsey, Club Chair explains:
We’re a sociable bunch from all walks of life, and in a typical night we have enough players to keep all 4 courts busy with doubles matches. It’s a welcoming, inclusive environment – whilst everyone plays to the best of their ability, we’re mostly there for a laugh and some exercise. Please get in touch if that sounds like your sort of thing!"
If for any reason you do not get a response within 48hours please contact us directly, via email:
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!
- High Roof
- One of the newest sports halls in Basingstoke
- Toilets, Shower and Changing rooms
- Plenty of Free car parking spaces
- 4 Badminton Courts
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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£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.
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.
Chair: Liz Bonsey
Club Treasurer: Paul Godfrey
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.
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.
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.
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!
During busy periods, the club runs a peg system to make sure all players have an even opportunity to play.
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.
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