Abbeydale Park Badminton Club is one of 7 sports clubs based in the grounds of Abbeydale Sports Club in South Sheffield and is the largest badminton club in Yorkshire with in excess of 100 adult and 200 junior members.
It has its own dedicated 5 court sprung floor badminton hall, which was refurbished in 2012, and caters to players of all ages and abilities from beginner to internationals.
It runs both junior & adult coaching sessions, has a range of club nights through the week aimed at different standards of player and enters 20 men’s, ladies’ and combined teams across the Sheffield and Yorkshire leagues.
Abbeydale Badminton Academy are running summer camps, focussing on
Developing your skills
Learning new tactics
Meeting new people
Sessions are aimed at primary school players; with standards ranging from beginners to intermediate. All you need is a pair of clean, non-marking trainers, everything else is provided.
Sessions run every Tuesday of the summer holidays from 9am until 1pm, costing £10 a session. All sessions are run by a Level 2 qualified
badminton coach, Jess Smith.
Tuesday 25th July
Tuesday 1st August
Tuesday 8th August
Tuesday 15th August
Tuesday 22nd August
Tuesday 29th August
To book a place at the coaching sessions, or to ask any
questions, please contact Jess at: email@example.com
Abbeydale Park Badminton Club will be running Beginners Badminton Coaching starting on the 16th June 2017. Sessions run 7.30-8.30pm for 6 Friday nights.
Friday 16th, 23rd and 30th June
Friday 7th, 14th and 21st July
Sessions will be relaxed and informal and our coach Ian will aim to improve your game enough to allow you to enjoy our social club nights. Sessions are £5 per time on a pay as you go basis. Payments can be taken on the night in cash or by debit or credit card. Rackets can be provided if needed, all you need to bring along is a clean pair of indoor sports shoes.
Everyone is welcome (over 16 years old please, younger players are encouraged to join our Academy sessions) even if you have never hit a shuttle before but we are also keen to recruit anyone who has played the game before and might be a bit ‘rusty’!
From 8.30pm stronger players will be encouraged to jump straight into the social club night which can go on as late as 10.30pm sometimes. From around 9.15pm there is a quiz (including free food) down at the sports club bar which we would enjoy your company at, but is optional!
Gail Emms MBE is an icon of British sporting success.
Former world champion and having won a silver medal at the Athens Olympic Games with mixed badminton doubles partner Nathan Robertson, the sporting star can now look back on a career that saw her reach the very top of her sport.
As one of Britain’s inspiring Olympians, Gail Emms MBE represents the very best of the nation’s sporting offering. Playing badminton from the age of four, she has shaped her career around the sport and began representing her country in 1995.
Her appearances in both women’s and mixed doubles tournaments has seen her awarded with gold, silver and bronze medals and she consistently achieved results that saw her reach the top of the world rankings.
Inspired by her family’s love of sport, Gail Emms MBE was destined for a glittering career. Now retired from professional competition, she has turned her attentions to sharing the hugely positive impact that sport can have on life and well-being, working as an ambassador for sport and inspiring young people to be more active.
1995 – Represented England against China
2002 – Bronze medal at Manchester Commonwealth Games
2002 – Gold medal at Manchester Commonwealth Games in mixed team doubles.
2004 – Gold medal at European Championships in Geneva
Combined Plastics 1 vs Broomgrove 2, 6 – 3, (Win) 4th Jan
First match of the new year a “slightly heavier than 2016” CP1 team took on Broomgrove 2 at Abbeydale last night. After previously beating the Broomgrove first team away in an epic encounter, hopes were high of a quick victory. However it soon became apparent that Broomgrove 2 were in the mood for a contest…and so it began.
The men’s and ladies doubles went past fairly quickly. The Broomgrove men playing very well, shutting out the men’s doubles and the Abbeydale ladies leveling it up at 2-2.
The next two mixed rubbers were critical and epic, both long rubbers going to 3 with some great effort from both teams. They were split 1-1 after Damian & Jenny lost 22-20 in the third end (gutted) and Ian & Rachel managed to win after an equally draining encounter.
Poised a 3-3 the next two mixed went on. 1st lady and man, Sarah and Ray put in a commanding performance to win their rubber swiftly and Damian and Jenny showed the kind of performance they are capable of. Match won 5-3.
Last rubber Ian and Rachel managed to let slip a 20-12 lead in the first game but came back to win leaving the final score 6-3 to Abbeydale. Great work from Rachel winning all 3 rubbers in a CP1 match for the first time. Another notch on the way to the title (dreaming!). Ranmoor next week.
Broomgrove 1 vs Combined Plastics 1, 2 – 7, (Win) 27th November
A hard match against the top of the table (and reigning champs) Broomgrove 1 on Sunday lunch time ended with a suprise victory. After a bit of a beating away at Paces in the previous match, confidence of a victory against such a strong team was low but after good performance from everyone in the first set the team came off 3-0 up. With some more close games after that with quite a few going to 3 ends the final score was a very useful 7-2 to Abbeydale.
Great play from the ladies, playing long rallies to tire the opposition in the ladies doubles and then some much improved mixed play which has always been CP1’s weakness.
Just want to say thanks to the team that turned out on Friday night to play the home match against a super team of the division- ‘Venturers’.
As it turned out the expected ‘experienced opposition’ was weakened by their replacement junior ladies so we made the most of our junior lady to strengthen ours. Caitlin beat the opponents into submission to win all three of her games. Considering her two lady partners were an old veteran (me, if in any doubt) and a social player, Barbara who bravely stood in at the last minute, I think all our ladies did well. Martin helped Caitlin along in her much harder mixed game which they won after three ends.
Despite his worst fears Tony was unfortunate to concede his mens’ game with Martin after winning the first of a three ended rubber and managed respectable scores with Barbara in his mixed.
In retrospect had Gareth played 3rd man he would have got a result but in playing 2nd he got the short straw. All his games, mens and mixed, were against his number 2 opponent, who turned out to be Andy Petty, Venturer’s star County player. Playing much beneath his level because he had chaperoned his junior girls to the match, Andy was more than a match for any of our team. Better management on my part could have got an overall better result, nevertheless, Gareth fought our closely contested mixed to game.
Final score: 3-6 to Venturers