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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.
For other membership categories please see the membership page.
Gail Emms Mixed Doubles Masterclass
Gail Emms MBE, Olympic Silver medalist and Badminton Legend is coming to Abbeydale Park Badminton Club on 15th May 2017 to deliver a Mixed Doubles Masterclass.
7.45-9.15pm Mixed Doubles Masterclass
9.15-9.45pm Q & A session
Open to all members. First come, first served. Tickets reserved just for members until March 25th, after that any spare spaces will be put on general sale. 25 places only.
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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
2004 – Olympic Silver Medallist Badminton Mixed Doubles – Nathan Robertson
2006 – Gold medal at World Championships in Madrid
2006 – Commonwealth Champion Mixed Doubles
2006 – World Champion Mixed Doubles
2006 – European Champion Ladies Doubles
6 times National Mixed Doubles Champion
5 times National Ladies Doubles Champion
68 Caps for England
Number 1 in the World Rankings Mixed Doubles 2005 – 2006
2005 All England Champion Mixed Doubles
Awarded MBE in June 2009 for her services to Badminton
Ladies Plastics 1 vs Westfield Ladies 1, 6 – 3, (Win) 12th March
Congratulations to Abbeydale Ladies 1, who are winners of their league again.
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.
Combined Plastics 3, 3 – 6, Venturers. Thursday 18th November 2016.
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
Paces vs Combined Plastics 1 , 5 – 4 (loss), 18th November
Please find below a link to the October committee meeting minutes. Remember if any members have anything to ask please just get in touch with any committee member.
October 2016 Minutes
Please find below a link to the AGM minutes. Remember if any members have anything to ask please just get in touch with any committee member.
AGM 2016 Minutes
Men’s Feathers D vs Westfield C, 5-4. 16th October.
A close fought victory for a scraped together Men’s Feathers D last night against Westfield C.
With some last minute additions to the team, Adrian to replace the newly injured Pooch (sprained his ankle while drunk the night before, a common men’s team injury!) and Rob who was technically always in the team but only really new about it 15 minutes before the match.
With the Westfield men all turning up late the match was delayed as LP1 took 3 courts to start their match. By the time the first men’s rubbers started it was past 8 o’clock!
After a strong start to the match with Abbeydale team finding themselves 4-1 after 5 it was always going to be hard for Westfield to find a way back. However they put up a good fight with a nervy end to the match (after 10pm!) with either Adrian and Gavin or Ian and Rob needing to take their last rubbers to seal the match. Luckily Adrian and Gavin decided to trouble the scoreboard for the first time in the night with a solid win as shortly after Ian and Rob crumbled from a 19-16 lead in the first to a 20-22, 14-21 loss. This left the score at 5-4 to the home team. A shaky start with many improvements to be made!