Category Archives: News From Northampton

Selected news about Badminton in Northampton

Badminton Summer Club 2014

This summer, starting May 16th we will be running a Badminton summer club on Friday evenings between 7pm and 9pm in the sports hall at the Wooldale Centre for Learning in Wootton, Northampton.

As well as a good opportunity for existing members to continue their Badminton play and maintain their fitness, the summer months are an excellent time for non-members to give our club a try. League matches don’t run through the summer, so there is a much less competitive atmosphere, giving you the perfect opportunity to see if you enjoy playing at the club before the new season starts in September.

We welcome Badminton players of all ages.

Costs for the summer club are:

£7 per week (£3.50 for juniors and full time students)

or £55 for the whole summer (£25 for juniors and full time students)

 

Summer Fayre Sunday 16th June

Sunday 16th June is the Caroline Chisholm School Summer Fayre!

Players and coaches from Mereway Badminton Club will be in the Sports Hall between 1pm and 3pm to demonstrate the exciting sport of Badminton, so come along and take a look.

The full day of activities runs from 11am to 3pm and includes an open day of facilities, primary graduation, stalls, music, refreshments, entertainment and free community activities and exhibitions.

Senior Junior Tournament 2013

The Mereway Badminton Club annual senior / junior badminton tournament was held on May 17th at the Wooldale Centre for Learning in Northampton.

26 players from both the senior club and junior club joined together as mixed senior / junior pairs to compete in a round robin tournament.

A total of 156 shortened doubles games were played over an evening of non-stop thoroughly entertaining badminton, with Callum Beech (Senior Club) and Harvey Henry (Junior Club) the individual winners overall, and Callum Beech and James Baker the highest scoring overall pair.

Our senior/ junior badminton tournament is an annual event, designed to encourage a spirit of inclusion towards our junior members, who will hopefully one day be the future of our club.

Doubles Team Bounce Back

The Doubles team recently experienced two matches in quick succession, with somewhat different results.

The first was an encounter at Towcester Sports Hall where the team suffered a 9-0 defeat to Towcester Titans – a score line that didn’t do the performance justice, with some close games recorded. The second match four days later saw the team win 8-1 against Northampton Nighthawks, with the best game of the night going to Jonathan & Matthew Joy who plucked defeat from the jaws of victory, eventually losing in an extremely close game with a mere 6 points separating the pairings over the 3 ends played.

The team continues it’s mid table standing.

Mereway Badminton Club offers competitive badminton through 4 varied teams in the Northampton Badminton league.

Another Win For Our Mens Doubles Team

Our Mens Doubles ‘A’ team had another win this week in the Northamptonshire league, despite a weakened side due to injuries and holidays. The result, at home to Kettering ‘B’, was 8-1.

Special mention must go to Michael Kinder who filled in at short notice and won two out of his three games.

The ‘A’ team have still only lost one match all season, away at Bugbrooke, a result that we turned around at home. There are two matches left this season against a hot Duston team that always gives us a hard game. A win in at least one of these two remaining matches would give us a great chance of promotion. Win them both and we’re sure to go up.

Mereway Badminton Club offers competitive badminton through 4 varied teams in the Northampton Badminton league.

Recent Mixed Doubles Success

The Mereway Badminton Club Northampton Mixed Doubles team have recently enjoyed success in back-to-back fixtures against Wellingborough Northampton Road ‘B’.

The first game was away on Monday 28 January. After five of the nine rubbers the match was balanced at 2-3 in favour of Mereway. Then the team went on to win three of the last four rubbers to establish a final result of 3-6 to Mereway.

The return fixture was played eleven days later at home. This time we won four of the first five rubbers with all three pairs winning their opening games against their opposite numbers, giving us a great start. The final result was a very comfortable 7-2 to Mereway.

These results mean that the mixed team is in a really strong position having won all of its matches so far this season, and having now played all the other teams in the division at least once promotion back to the 1st division is our target.

Mereway Badminton Club Northampton offers competitive badminton through 4 varied teams in the Northampton Badminton league.

Doubles Win Against Pyghtle

Our doubles team goes from strength to strength, with a brilliant team effort to produce a 6-3 home win against Pyghtle club, turning around a defeat earlier in the season.

At the midway point in the season the team have played 6 matches, winning 4 and losing 2, with 6 matches left to play.

Mereway Badminton Club Northampton offers competitive badminton through 4 teams in the Northampton Badminton league.

New Badminton Club Website

We’ve just begun to set up our website to promote our Badminton Club online. We want to make it an informative source of information about our club for people looking for a Badminton Club in Northampton. Check back soon for information and news about playing Badminton at Mereway Badminton Club.