What we're about

The founders are a number of MeetUp regulars who play social badminton on a Monday evening at Berkhamsted leisure centre. This will continue, but if there is sufficient interest and support we will look at additional sessions, possibly also at Hemel Hempstead leisure centre and other venues, and other racket sports such as tennis, table tennis and squash.

New members are of course welcome to join our merry crowd – that’s partly why we’ve set up this MeetUp group – and to keep us on our toes as we are getting to know our opponents too well! However, whilst we cannot expect you to come every week (we can’t either) we would expect to see you at some point, even if you just dip in and out. The group is limited to 50 to take advantage of reduced MeetUp fees, so if you haven’t been for a long time you may need to make way for someone who is keen to play.

If you have never picked up a racket before, want competitive matches or to play in a league, then this isn’t for you. Beyond that, it doesn’t matter what standard you are, and you can always come along and give it a trial for one week as my guest – just message me through MeetUp.

It’s not all play though. Sometimes we go to the pub afterwards, and now we have our own MeetUp group feel that this ought to happen more regularly - and maybe have the occasional get-together where we don’t lift a racket!

You are welcome to organise and host your own event, even just to book a court/table and see who else wants to come along, provided it doesn’t clash with anything already on the programme. Several of us are event hosts on other MeetUp groups so can help with that.

Upcoming events (1)

Monday Evening Badminton - Berkhamsted

Berkhamsted Leisure Centre

£4.50

Come and join us for a weekly session of badminton at Berkhamsted Sports Centre. Get your first fitness session of the week done and dusted on a Monday evening. All levels and new players welcome. We will move players around to mix things up a bit, and usually play doubles. Bring your own racquet, or hire one from reception (arrive early if you need to hire a racket). Shuttlecocks will be provided. I have booked three courts, but meet by court 3 in the sports the hall. The group is run on a "not for profit" basis. The £4.50 fee is intended to cover the hire of the courts, PayPal fees, topping up the supply of shuttlecocks, and other incidental costs. Any "profit" will be used to cover weeks where attendance is down, or ploughed back in to the group. If you can no longer attend at any time before the event commences, please change your RSVP to "No" so that any latecomers might be able to attend if the event is shown as "full". If you cancel before 10:00am on the day of the event a refund of £4.30 will be made (20p is retained by PayPal). Note: If you are not a Sports Centre member you will need to pay the £2.50 entrance fee at reception. This is a charge levied by the centre management, not by MeetUp or this group.

Past events (19)

Monday Evening Badminton - Berkhamsted

Berkhamsted Leisure Centre

£4.50

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