What we're about

There are around 12 of us that play regularly and we are an inclusive club that welcomes all ages, standards and abilities from beginners to intermediate players.

We pride ourselves in having a relaxed and friendly attitude to playing badminton. Participation involves playing doubles with all the club members, no matter what your ability is. Originally the group was exclusively LGBT but has evolved over the years to an inclusive group welcoming everyone that's LGBT friendly.

New members are always welcome and there is no need to pre-book. We will introduce you to the other members and get you familiar with the game.

It provides an opportunity to meet new people, make friends, keep fit and have fun.

There is a social side too, with members meeting regularly for drinks and sometimes to the theatre or a meal together at a local pub.

Come along and join us for 2 free taster sessions! We play competitively but never take it too seriously.

We meet every Thursday (except Christmas Day) from 7.30pm-8.30pm (4 courts). Your first 2 sessions are free then there is a £5 session charge thereafter. Alternatively if you choose to become a regular attender £10 per month by standing order. Spectators are welcome to watch. There is a 70p door charge to everyone attending (unless you are already a member of the Michelin Athletics Club).

Either bring your own racket or you can hire one from the sports complex. Alternatively we can lend you one-especially if you are unsure if you are going to enjoy the experience. Cork/plastic shuttles will be provided.

You should ideally wear sportswear you feel comfortable in including non-marking indoor soles.

Upcoming events (5+)

Weekly Thursday session

Michelin Athletic Club

We meet every Thursday (except Christmas Day) from 7.30pm-8.30pm (4 courts). Your first 2 sessions are free then there is a £5 session charge thereafter. Alternatively if you choose to become a regular attender £10 per month by standing order. Spectators are welcome to watch. There is a £1 door charge to everyone attending (unless you are already a member of the Michelin Athletics Club). Either bring your own racket or you can hire one from the sports complex. Alternatively we can lend you one-especially if you are unsure if you are going to enjoy the experience. Plastic shuttles will be provided. You should ideally wear sportswear you feel comfortable in including non-marking indoor soles.

Weekly Thursday session

Michelin Athletic Club

We meet every Thursday (except Christmas Day) from 7.30pm-8.30pm (4 courts). Your first 2 sessions are free then there is a £5 session charge thereafter. Alternatively if you choose to become a regular attender £10 per month by standing order. Spectators are welcome to watch. There is a £1 door charge to everyone attending (unless you are already a member of the Michelin Athletics Club). Either bring your own racket or you can hire one from the sports complex. Alternatively we can lend you one-especially if you are unsure if you are going to enjoy the experience. Plastic shuttles will be provided. You should ideally wear sportswear you feel comfortable in including non-marking indoor soles.

Weekly Thursday session

Michelin Athletic Club

We meet every Thursday (except Christmas Day) from 7.30pm-8.30pm (4 courts). Your first 2 sessions are free then there is a £5 session charge thereafter. Alternatively if you choose to become a regular attender £10 per month by standing order. Spectators are welcome to watch. There is a £1 door charge to everyone attending (unless you are already a member of the Michelin Athletics Club). Either bring your own racket or you can hire one from the sports complex. Alternatively we can lend you one-especially if you are unsure if you are going to enjoy the experience. Plastic shuttles will be provided. You should ideally wear sportswear you feel comfortable in including non-marking indoor soles.

Weekly Thursday session

Michelin Athletic Club

We meet every Thursday (except Christmas Day) from 7.30pm-8.30pm (4 courts). Your first 2 sessions are free then there is a £5 session charge thereafter. Alternatively if you choose to become a regular attender £10 per month by standing order. Spectators are welcome to watch. There is a £1 door charge to everyone attending (unless you are already a member of the Michelin Athletics Club). Either bring your own racket or you can hire one from the sports complex. Alternatively we can lend you one-especially if you are unsure if you are going to enjoy the experience. Plastic shuttles will be provided. You should ideally wear sportswear you feel comfortable in including non-marking indoor soles.

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Weekly Thursday session

Michelin Athletic Club

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