TCBC Seniors

Thornden Community Badminton Club started a Seniors division in September 2019. If you enjoy a good game and meeting friendly people, then come along and try us out. First time is free.

Venue: Hiltingbury Sports Pavilion, SO53 5NP
Time: Tuesdays, 7-9 pm 
Level: We’re looking for people who have played in the past but may now feel a little rusty, or currently play and are happy to play socially but aren’t too bothered if the club doesn’t have any teams that enter leagues. (See below for info on Improvers coached courses.)

Getting started: Just show up, or, if you want more information, email, or call 02380 267717.

Fees: Fees cover court costs, shuttles, Badminton England and Hampshire Badminton affiliation fees.

There are two ways you can pay:

  • Pay-and-Play: £5 for the evening. You can attend up to six times, and thereafter continue to attend, paying the £5 each time BUT also buying an annual membership to Badminton England and Hampshire Badminton. A one-off payment of £18. You can either join Badminton England directly, or we can do it on your behalf.
  • Buy an Annual TCBC Club Membership. You can take out a TCBC membership at any time. To give you an idea of cost, in Oct 2021 it was £130, working out to roughly £3.00 per evening. In addition, the annual membership includes an automatic membership to Badminton England and Hampshire Badminton.

Why do we need our players, (Pay-and-Play and TCBC Members) to become members of Badminton England/Hampshire Badminton? Badminton England has generously given us a grant to help cover court fees while we attract Senior members and build the club. Most importantly, Badminton England provide the club with resources and insurance. Each individual Badminton England member also receives a number of perks, including discount when purchasing sporting goods and personal injury insurance. For more, see Badminton England membership.

Badminton Improvers Adult Coached Courses

A few times a year, our coach Linda runs a 4-week, 1 hour, course, for up to 4 adult players, aimed at people who know their way around a court, but would like to improve their game. During the course you’ll review strokes, court movement and tactics. Whether you are coming back to badminton or would just like to get a bit better, this course is aimed at you.

Cost: £10 for TCBC members, £30 for Pay-and-Play and non-members for 4 sessions. This also includes playing from 8-9 pm.

Starting: Next course to-be-announced.