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Welcome to the website for Orpington Badminton Club! 

Our club is dedicated to providing a friendly and welcoming environment for players at intermediate to advanced levels.

Join us today and experience the thrill of playing with top-notch players.

About Orpington Badminton Club (OrpingtonBC)

We are Orpington Badminton Club (OrpingtonBC), one of the oldest in this area; we've been around for almost 70 years!

We have around 25–30 members, all adults of different ages from 19 to 65. Some who play competitive social games and are county members.

We do not cater for beginners, children looking for coaching or under 18's.

We are a non-profit club, so at the beginning of the season, we just work out the costs of the hall and shuttles and divide them among members.

Unlike other clubs, we play 12 months a year, literally every week, unless there's a snow blizzard and we can't get into the hall. 

We play for two hours, from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., on Thursday evenings at Darrick Wood Secondary School Sports Centre, Lovibonds Avenue, BR6 8ER.https://maps.app.goo.gl/sb3ZKfBBFrvBUSAd7 

We allow a maximum of 20 players on club nights and use Yonex AS10 feather shuttles. 

We use the whole sports centre and the lighting is good and free of any obstructions. 

There is free parking by going up the school driveway and turning left.

There are changing rooms with shower facilities for your convenience.

Our club values fair play and promotes a friendly yet competitive environment.

Join us for social nights out and experience the OBC tradition of fairness and fun off & on court.

We also play in ONWK (Orpington & North West Kent) Levels and Ravensbourne RRBA Men's 4's League Matches.  Home matches take place on Monday Evenings between 8-10 pm within the Sports Centre & Darrick Wood Gymnasium.
 

Club Night Information

How do I attend the club as a new guest?

 

If you would like to come to our club night please click on our Contact Us page so we can provide further information on how to visit.

We encourage three guest sessions.  This is so we can monitor your progress before the committee decides on membership.

 

Initially, you will meet our welcoming & friendly members and settle into the club.

 

We monitor our attendance numbers on WhatsApp via a guest group that you will be put into.  An initial interest message is sent on Tuesdays.

If there is space, a confirmation message will be sent after 5pm on Wednesday

 

Please note that club members have priority over guests

 

How do I become a member?

 

After your three guest sessions, a committee member will ask if you would like to join the club; if your response is yes, we vote followed by a joining mail by the secretary. 

 

This includes the membership cost to pay (the fee includes Badminton England affiliation) and also personal details so we can affiliate you.

 

Also, if we feel you meet the required standard right away, you will be asked if you would like to join the club.

 

Once you become a member, you will be moved over to our members WhatsApp group.

Our season runs from July to June.  If you join midway through the season the fee is pro rata and will be calculated by the treasurer.

How does our club night run?

We use the E-Badders application https://ebadders.com via the club tablet to randomly pick doubles matches.  Your rank is based on the wins per night calculated as a %. 

The more games you win the further up the club ranking you go.

What are the Club Fees?

The guest fee is £10 per session, payable on the night.

We encourage bank transfers but cash is also accepted (please inform the club treasurer or a committee member once you have paid).

 

Our match fee is £12 for members playing in league.

OBC Club Committee

Club Captain & Club Secretary (new member & guest enquiries)

Norman Froment

Match Secretary & Club Treasurer

Committee Member

Mark Brewster

Contacting Orpington Badminton Club

If you would like to come to our club night as a guest please email obcbad@gmail.com.  We will be happy to help you.

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