ORPINGTON BADMINTON CLUB
Come Play with Us!
ABOUT THE 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 two courts at Darrick Wood Senior School Sports Centre Gymnasium.
• 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 have developed a ladder system where similar skilled people play each other for 75% of the night and the rest is via a peg system. How does this work? Around 8 are designated to each group. People play with different partners and the winners of the group can be promoted to another group and losers relegated from that group. - It's great fun! We have found this makes for very competitive games; people love it. When the ladder is not in use we drop down to a peg board.
• 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.
• As a guest you can see if you like us and we think you would fit in with our members. The committee will decide and vote before asking you to join the club as a member.
• The club will be hiring badminton courts once the new lockdown restrictions have ended on Thursday July 22nd at Darrick Wood School Sports Centre Gymnasium
ORPINGTON BADMINTON CLUB COMMITTEE
Club Captain / Chairman
Club Secretary & New Member Enquiries
Club Treasurer & Match Secretary
If you would like to attend our club night as a guest please contact us directly by using the Form below. We will reply back to you in due course and answer any questions that you have.
Club Night Location - Darrick Wood Secondary School Sports Centre Gymnasium, Lovibonds Avenue, Orpington BR6 8ER, UK