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.

Recent News

Rules Update

Rules Update

The committee are proposing amendments to the rules. These changes can only come into effect by a majority vote at the AGM on 3 October 2016. The suggested changes can be seen on the document below. The changes have been tracked on the document so everyone can see the changes to the original rules. (To see the tracked changes, open the document and use the mouse to hover over the red line until you get a message. Click to see the tracked changes.) A copy of the changes is also displayed in the hall.

If you have any questions or comments, please see a member of the committee or attend the AGM.

Abbeydale Badminton Club AGM – Monday 3 October 2016, 7:30pm Hargreaves Room

Many thanks
Vicki Smith

Rules Draft

Beginner Coaching

Beginner/Improver Coaching

Abbeydale Park Badminton Club Coach Ian Sills and assistant Harry will be running Beginner/Improver coaching sessions every Friday night, 7.30-8.30pm, starting on September 9th 2016.

Everyone is welcome to the session as long as you are over 16 years old.

Absolute beginners, irregular players, social players, returning players are all welcome.

Shuttles provided, Rackets available to borrow if needed. Please find a clean, non marking pair of indoor shoes to play in as we have a lovely floor at Abbeydale and would like to keep it that way.

Sessions are £5 per player per time. Pay as you go, no need to join the club although we hope you will.

Once you reach a suitable standard you can stay after 8.30pm and play with club members on our social night at no extra cost.

Book your session online below!

New members

New members wanted

Our membership year starts on the 1st August each year. July is an ideal time to come along to the club to see our fantastic facilities and play a few games with our friendly members.

Your first visit is FREE and your allowed a total of 4, so why not come along now and then join up in August to maximum value for money from your membership!

See more details here on our membership page

2016-17 membership prices to be updated shortly.

Singles Handicap

Singles Handicap

On Friday 27th May 2016 the club held it’s Annual Handicap singles tournament for members. Poorly attended this year with only 5 entrants but they were from a range of nights and much fun was had by all.

The tournament was run in a relaxed and informal manner with Tony Durbin and Ian Sills the tops seeds on -6 with Martin Proctor not far behind on -4.
After a hard fought group stage where everyone played everyone else we emerged with Tony, Ian and Santosh all having won 4 out of 5 games! Ian lost to Santosh 21-20 (after being 20-16 up, doh!), Tony lost to Ian 21-20 and Tony beat Santosh.

After a bit of discussion and more to continue the fun games than find a winner the three joint winners decided a further group of three was in order.
Santosh played admirably, loosing narrowly to Ian and then Tony. This then left the final game for the title. Ian vs Tony. Tony’s sadistic streak came into play insisting on starting the 7th and final game from -6 all!

After a tight game all the way through with no player ever getting more than 3 points clear the game came down to a final point at 20-20 to decide the winner. A long and gruelling point ensued with Tony finishing champion after a slightly fortunate cross court frame shot and Ian finishing on the next court after a fruitless chase!


Hoping for more entries next year!

Men’s Handicap Doubles

Men’s Handicap Doubles

On Wednesday 18th the Club held the Men’s Doubles Handicap competition. For this competition there were 13 pairs. Two groups (one of 6 and one of 7) battled it out to get into the top 2 for a place in the semis. The handicaps ranged from -7 for some of our MP1 players up to +11.

With no quarter given by anyone and some great quality badminton played the groups finished with the following pairs qualifying for the semi finals.

Marc Machin-Cowen & Mike Williams (+5) vs Ben Fielding & Richard Pulchelka (-7)
Raymond Yeng & Ian Sills (-7) vs Ian Bates & Siva (-1)

With both Ian S & Ray tiring quickly, a solid Ian B & Siva quickly out played them to win a place in the final. In the other semi despite some desperate (and spectacular) diving from Marc, Ben & Pooch proved too strong and progressed.


The final (see picture above) was a long hard fought affair with numerous occasions when both Richard and Ben were sprawled across the floor after diving for shots. Towards the end of the game however Ben & Richards consistency began to tell and they wrapped up the title in some style 21-12.

Mixed Handicap

Mixed Handicap 2016

On Monday 16th May the club held it’s annual Mixed Tournament for members. 8 pairs entered and were put into a single group stage followed by semi finals and a final. The full results are up on the board in the hall.

The handicaps ranged from -8 to +9 with some very hard fought games with every pair managing to take at least 1 victory. By 9.30pm the semi’s were decided as follows

Vicky Smith & Tony Durbin (-8) vs Jenny Cheeseman & Ian Sills (-8)
Emma Marley & Jerry Griffiths (0) vs Rachel Chapman & Will Watson (0)

With such even pairs the games were hard fought. Vicky and Tony’s ruthless consistency edging out Ian & Jenny 21-19 and Emma & Jerry making use their greater match experience to beat Rachel & Will 21-12.

Mixed Handicap 2016 Finalists

Mixed Handicap 2016 Finalists

The final (see picture above) was played in a great atmosphere with most of the other competitors hanging around until well after 10pm to see the conclusion which was nice to see. With some obviously tired legs on both sides the final still had some very hard fought points and long energy sapping rallies. Emma and Jerry maintained their lead until very near the end just losing out 21-20. Well done to Vicky & Tony.