We have 3 superb courts in a purpose built hall incorporating a sprung floor on all three courts. Members can book courts up to two weeks in advance.
Club play is the central hub of the club’s week and is on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7.30pm and Sunday afternoons, 4.30-7.30pm. On Friday evenings from 7pm, the beginners and improvers session takes place. Off-peak club play happens on Tuesday and Fridays from 2pm.
Saturday morning club take place from 9.00-10.30am for ages 7-16 years. All are encouraged to come along and play in a club organised by the coaching team or experienced club players.
The club runs several teams playing in the Harrogate & District, Ripon League, Bradford league together with two mixed teams in the Yorkshire league.
Playing standards at the club range from beginners to International and all prospective members can be assured of games to suit all levels of playing capabilities.
Juniors are especially welcomed and the Club is keen to encourage juniors to play with adults and in club teams in order to gain additional competitive experience at local level.
Latest Badminton News
In October we held our first junior tournament in years - thanks to Mark Peatman for organising and to Tim Barritt, Pete Hallam, Gavin Horrocks and Alistair Young who supported.
Under 12 Singles Winner - Benjamin Collins, runner up - Joe Shillabeer
Under 14 Singles Winner - James Hunt, runner up - Callum Ellis
Under 16 Singles Winner - Callum Jackson, runner up - Ben Wharton
Under 12 Doubles Winners - Benjamin Collins and Joshua Collins. Runners up were Joe Shillabeer and Stanley Wood
Under 14 Doubles Winners - James Hunt and Harkeerat Kullar. Runners up were Ben Tom Butler and Callum Ellis
Under 16 Doubles Winners - James McNaught and Chris Lythe. Runners up were Ben Wharton and Callum Jackson
All winners received Forza clothing and runners up shuttle key-rings or grips. Prizes kindly donated by Denis Cleary of DMC Coaching
Well done to the following members who were successful at the 2012/13 Harrogate and Ripon Badminton League Tournament.
Caroline Heyworth won the ladies singles, runner up was Judith Peatman.
Chris Lythe beat James McNaught in the mens singles.
Judith then paired up with Amber Woodhams to win the ladies doubles beating Caroline and her Partner Lizzie Rigby (Ripon Nomads)
Gavin Horrocks and Richard Cassells-Smith were narrowly beaten in the mens doubles.
There were 3 Harrogate Racquets pairs in contention of winning the mixed, ultimately it was Judith and Mark Peatman who were successful.
The Club has been successful in securing funds from Sport England to re-develop our disused squash courts in to a table tennis and multi-use area and to replace the badminton roof. Well done to Sarah Jackson and Jenny Adrian for putting together such good bids and thanks to Inspired Facilities and Thomas Cook in handing over the monies. The preparation for the building work is now underway and we are aiming for completion in time for the 2013/2014 season.