Stamford Badminton Club

14th of May 2021

It’s been a long time...

Tuesday and Thursday club nights will start again from Tuesday the 18th of May 2021.

The guidance has changed since we last played under restrictions. This means that we will be organised into two groups of 12 players* and masks are required when not playing. The Covid-19 Officer will arrange the groups as either two courts per group or one group per side of the nets.

Full details of how the system will work is as follows:

We will be strictly observing the government guidelines. Anyone showing up that hasn't followed the instructions detailed here will unfortunately have to be turned away so you must digest all of this very long email I'm afraid.

A Covid-19 Officer will be assigned to each club night. They will be responsible for arranging the groupings, ensuring that all players observe the guidelines and will also be the central point of contact for the booking system.

Each player will need to book themselves onto each session to enable us to control the numbers and record contact details for track and trace.

The booking system for each week will open at 08:00 on the Friday morning for the following week (it’s open now for next week!) so you might want to set yourselves some reminders. After that time players that are well and have no symptoms can email stamfordbc@gmail.com selecting which session(s) they would like to attend on the following Tuesday and Thursday. The Covid-19 Officer will reply to the email stating whether they are booked in or on the waiting list in the event of an over subscribed session. If a player's availability changes they must email again with as much notice as possible to enable the Covid-19 Officer to reassign free places and contact players on the waiting list. Spaces will be prioritised by email "received by" date and time order.

By making a booking each player is agreeing to abide by the guidelines and to recognise the authority of the Covid-19 Officer. Anyone that has concerns over mixing must make their own decision on whether it is appropriate for them to attend. The club will manage each session to ensure that it is as safe as possible but some people will be sharing court space with players outside of their household or bubble and must accept the risks that will come with that.

Anyone that has participated in a session and subsequently tests positive should let us know.

Subscriptions will work on a pay as you play basis at a cost of £5 per night for adults and £2.50 for juniors. We will be encouraging bank transfers as payment. We can accept cash if necessary, preferably if no change is required.

Hand sanitiser will be made available.

Playing under the restrictions will require a little more patience but please trust that we will do our best to get you on court in an enjoyable and safe way.

Get yourselves booked in and we’ll see you soon.

*the guidance says that groups of 16 are permissible but we do not think that we'll be able to run the sessions safely with any more than 24 players in the hall.

Welcome to Stamford Badminton Club

Our long established badminton club welcomes players of all abilities and we are always looking for new members of all ages.

Our main season runs from September to April with club nights on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We also run a summer season from May to June.

The Tuesday club nights start at 19:30 to 21:30 where beginners, families and social players enjoy badminton in a fun and easy going atmosphere.

The Thursday club nights are for senior members and experienced juniors who are looking for a more challenging game between 19:30 and 21:30.

We play on four courts and mix everyone up using a peg-board system so that all players get variety of games.

We invite experienced players to join our mixed and men's teams who compete in the Rutland and Stamford League and the Huntingdon and Peterborough League across Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, Rutland, Northamptonshire and Leicestershire. Have a look at the league tables to see how we're doing this season.

We work hard to keep our costs as low as possible so we our fees are accessible to the whole community.

Our fees are:

Main Season (September - April):

      • £5 per night (£2.50 juniors) or

      • £66 per one night season (£33 juniors) or

      • £132 per two night season

Summer Season (May - June):

      • £5 per night (£2.50 juniors) or

      • £30 per season (£15 juniors)

We provide nets and shuttles, just bring your own racket! (although we usually have a couple of spares).

Please contact us to ensure that we can accommodate you as we occasionally get over subscribed but we maintain a waiting list that ensures that you will get to join us.

If we have confirmed that we can accommodate you then it would be greatly appreciated if you would complete our membership form and familiarise yourself with the club's rules, codes of conduct and policy documents in the resources section.

You can find us at:

Stamford Welland Academy Sports Hall

Green Lane

Stamford. PE9 1HE

(click here for map)

email

Phone: 07966493403