Badminton is organised by our sponsoring organisation Birmingham IVC at the excellent & newly refurbished Sports Hall at King Edward's High School for Girls on Edgbaston Park Rd opposite Birmingham University.
There are four courts available & we use a peg system trying to achieve a balanced competitive game. There are a range of playing abilities from beginners to league players and everyone is welcome to join in. We have use of the hall from 19.30 until 21.00. The cost is £1 (attendance fee) plus 50p per game. There are racquets to borrow & plastic shuttles are provided and there are changing rooms with showers.
For insurance reasons you need to take out temporary membership of Birmingham IVC which lasts for 3 months and is only £5. The good news is that on your first night all your sessions are free. Normally this would cost £4-£4.50 so the membership cost is only £1 or 50p (name and address needed). Then,after 3 months, if you wish to continue playing you need to become a full member of Birmingham IVC
Afterwards quite a few people go for a drink at the Selly Park Tavern nearby.
On your first night please get there about 19:20 and just say that you're from Meetup. Please RSVP so we know you're coming.
We also play on Wednesday nights, same place, same times so once you're joined up you can come to either or both.
Parking on site (except when there's a school function on).
Catch any bus from City Centre that goes down Bristol Rd (61, 62, 63 from Corporation St) and get off at the junction of Bristol Rd and Edgbaston Park Rd. About a 10-15 minute easy walk from University Station on the Cross-City line.