TCBC Juniors

Please review the Playing Under COVID regulations.

The TCBC Juniors Division is based at Thornden School in Chandlers Ford, Hampshire. We welcome all kids age 8+, from all schools and all levels.

How it works

Beginners and new players start on Wednesday nights or Friday nights.  As players improve their skills and techniques, they are invited into one of the more challenging groups held on Mondays. Although this isn’t a rule, it seems to turn out that Wednesday nights is for year 7 and up.  Fridays sessions from 4.30 to 5.30 pm are aimed at introducing Year 5 and 6 players to badminton.

Usually, we run annual memberships, however, due to recent ‘events’, we are offering 6 week memberships. This membership fee covers the cost of hall rental, professional coaching fees, shuttles, other equipment (including rackets), and Badminton England affiliation fees (including insurance cover).

Badminton sessions

During term times only.

Mondays5-6.30 PMSilver Group
Mondays6.30-8 PMGold Group
Wednesdays5.30-7 PMBronze Group (Beginner)
Fridays4.30-5.30 PMPrimary Group (Beginner)

The role of parent helpers 

Each session must be supervised by two adults.  Our coaches are DBS checked and will run the coaching session but we look to the parents of our players, if they can, to sit in on a session occasionally, on a rota basis.  The parent helper’s duties are light: you read an information sheet about what to do in case of an emergency, then, typically, you watch, read a book, or get caught up in paperwork.  Going back over the years, we’ve had no emergencies, and the parent enjoys some ‘me’ time.  If you can’t make your own child’s session, you are welcome to sign up for any of the other sessions.  Please sign up using the parents’ rota if you can help out. 

Fees

£25/6 weeks for renewing members (£45 for two siblings) This discount is available for last year’s members who could not complete the year due to lockdown in March.

£30/6 weeks for new members (£55 for two siblings)

How to join

Membership is allocated on a first come, first served basis to beginners in the Bronze and Primary sessions. The other sessions are by invitation or trial.  If you want to try us out before joining, call Sue at 02380 267717. To register as a member, complete a membership form by clicking here.

Payment for fees can be made by cheque or direct bank transfer. Bank transfer information is given on the registration form and below.  If possible a bank transfer would be preferred as this significantly reduces the administration time involved.

Bank transfer info: Sort Code: 40-17-42, Account: 11391623,
Thornden Community Badminton Club.  Please put your child’s name (s) as reference.