Our members live all over West London - Hammersmith, Shepherds Bush, Chiswick, Ealing, Hounslow, Isleworth, as well as Acton itself.
The Facts about Acton Badminton Club
Our Club night is at Twyford Church of England School Sports Hall, Twyford Crescent, Acton, London W3 9PP (entrance is directly off the Uxbridge Rd).
We play Club night every Tuesday 8:00PM-10:00PM through out the year, more competitively during the winter when we are practising for matches, and slightly less so in the summer season. We always play with quality feather shuttles.
We are very well located for public transport, being close to both Acton Town and Ealing Common tube stations, close to the London Overground stop at Acton Central, and also on the bus routes of the Uxbridge Road-207, 607, 427, E3 and 440. Additionally there is plenty of car and bike parking in the school grounds behind the Hall.
The hall is quite new with high ceilings, good lighting and plenty of changing facilities. We play on 4 courts so you will usually play good level games almost non-stop during the session.
We are currently looking for strong club standard men for our recently promoted mens and mixed teams and for ladies, for both ladies and mixed teams, but fit and competitive though rusty players are always welcome. Unfortunately we can’t take absolute or near beginners.
The focus of the Club night is on practising for our league matches, so the playing standard is quite competitive. We do have a small number of social events during the year, usually including a summer barbeque, Christmas dinner and a few local bowling / dinner out evenings.
Middlesex and Hammersmith Leagues and matches
In the winter, we expect most of our members be willing to play in matches (at your correct level) in leagues, and so have teams (Mens, Mixed, and Ladies) in both the Middlesex and Hammersmith Badminton Leagues. We play most of our home matches at weekends at Hounslow Badminton Centre (the Dome), which is a purpose built badminton facility near Norwood Green.
Visitors and new members at Acton Badminton Club
We have a small capacity now for additional members and so ideally we are looking for players who can walk straight into one of our teams. We have roughly an equal number of men and women in the club. Prior to attending our club nights as a guest please ensure that you have emailed us, in advance and received a response: firstname.lastname@example.org. Guests are allowed to club nights on Tuesday evenings ONLY if confirmed with a member of the committee in advance. Initially guests are allowed to attend three sessions, please note you will be asked to pay a £8 Guest Fee (per session). Fees should be paid to the Treasurer at the beginning of the evening. After the initial 3 sessions, if you and the club feel that we are compatible you will be invited to join. You will be required to fill in the required membership form which will also affiliate you with Badminton England. Membership will always work out less than the Guest Fee and covers the cost of the Tuesday night session for the rest of the season (until the end of April for the winter)
Note: Guests who do not notify us in advance may be turned away, particularly if you visit us during especially busy club nights.