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.

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For other membership categories please see the membership page.

Recent News


National Champion – Women’s singles

Huge congratulations to Chloe Birch, National Champion in Women’s Singles! Well done to all other Abbeydale players and coaches who competed last weekend, including Head Coach Alex Marritt who made the semi finals. A great start to the season!

Beginner Coaching Sep

Beginner Badminton Coaching

Abbeydale Park Badminton Club will be running Beginners Badminton Coaching starting on the 8th September 2017. Sessions run 7.30-8.30pm for 5 Friday nights.

Friday 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th September
Friday 6th October

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!

Any questions please contact Ian on 07791112404


Notice of Annual General Meeting 2017

The club will be having it’s AGM on Tuesday 3rd October at 7.30pm in the Hargreaves room in the Abbeydale Sports Club Pavillion.
All members are encouraged to attend.

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Summer Camps

Primary Summer Camps

Abbeydale Badminton Academy are running summer camps, focussing on
Developing your skills
Learning new tactics
Meeting new people
Playing games
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:

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Gail Emms

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

ONLY 7 places left!!!

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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.

Career Stats

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