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Orpington Badminton Club

Come Play with Us!

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About Orpington Badminton Club

• We are Orpington Badminton Club (OBC), one of the oldest in this area, we've been around for almost 70 years!

• We have around 25-30 members, all adults of different ages from 19 to 65. Some who play competitive social to county members.

• OBC sadly does not cater for beginners or juniors.

• We are a non-profit club so at the beginning of the season we just work out the costs of the hall and shuttles and divide it between members.

• We use feather shuttles.

• We have the use of three courts at Darrick Wood Senior School Sports Centre .

• Lighting is good and free of any obstructions. There is free parking.

• There are also changing and shower facilities should you need them.

• We have no clicky groups and always promote fair play. We are a friendly bunch but competitive at the same time.

• We currently use the Ebadders online peg board to record doubles scores throughout the night.  At the end of the session a ranking will be determined.  The ranking is worked out by the number of wins on the night as a percentage.

• OBC traditions promote fairness and getting everyone to have a good night of badminton.

• Orpington Badminton Club is currently affiliated by Badminton England

• We cater for intermediate to experienced players throughout the year in Orpington. 

• We play in league matches against clubs entering in Orpington/North West Kent and Ravensbourne.

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Orpington Badminton Club Committee

Gary Cooper

Club Captain / Chairman

Rob Wheeler

Club Secretary & New Member / Guest Enquiries

Norman Froment

Club Treasurer & Match Secretary

Akash Bhasin

Committee Member

Sumit Bagla

Committee Member

Martina White

Committee Member

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Contact Orpington Badminton Club

How to come as a guest to Orpington Badminton Club

If you would like to attend our club night as a guest please complete the Contact Us Form shown below or e-mail the club at   Once completed a reply will be sent back to you with information about the club and also how the night is run

You can then see if you like the club and would fit in with our members. 

Requirements to join Orpington Badminton Club as a member

The club committee will vote before inviting you to join the club as a member after you have played a few guest sessions. 

Guest Fee

Currently £10 paid on the night (cash / bank transfers accepted)

Club Membership Fee

To be determined as of 1st July 2022 

Club Night Information

The club hires three badminton courts within Darrick Wood School Sports Hall between 8:10pm - 10:10pm on Thursday Evenings at  

Orpington Badminton Club Contact Us Form

Thanks for submitting! The club will contact you in due course.

Parking Instructions

Please go up the schools driveway and turn left.  The sports centre and hall is around to the right past the school laboratories

Match Information

Home league matches in the RRBA and ONWK leagues take place on Monday Evenings starting from 8pm-10pm within the two court gymnasium at Darrick Wood School.