We range in age from early twenties to 50 somethings. We're a mixed group.
We have no real rules as such, but this is a guide to play in our club:
- Call your own faults. If you think your shot went out, call it. This is a friendly and fun club, excessive competitiveness to the point of arguing line calls just slows the game and introduces ill-feeling. If neither side can decide quickly, call a 'let'.
- We have no rota for play, but every member is expected to recognise when it is their turn to sit out. If this breaks down we would have to have more formal rules and a rota.
- In fairness to waiting players, by all means have fun, but don't fool around too much so that it slows the game and keeps people waiting longer.
- Please everyone help set up the nets and take down the nets (when they are not to be left for another session).
- In fairness to other users of the hall, please vacate the hall quickly. Chat outside and pay your subscriptions outside.
- I trust everyone to pay subscriptions whenever they play and to pay the right amount.
On Mondays we play at St. Luke's Barn which is here. Go through the school gates and follow the road. Around the corner is St. Luke's Barn with parking outside. St. Luke's Barn is a large building looking like an aircraft hanger and semi-circular in cross section.
We start at 19:30 and finish at 21:30. If the front door is closed when you arrive, try ringing the bell. If that fails, go round the back and knock on the fire door. If none of our cars are there then you have probably turned up early or on a night when there is no badminton, or we are late! There is no Monday badminton on bank holidays.
Cost at present is £3 per person per session.
On Fridays we play at Histon and Impington College which is here.
We start at 19:00 and finish at 20:00. Go into the main building past the reception The main Sports Hall is on your left and this is where you'll find us (unless we're late).
Cost at present is £4 per person per session.
I think I speak for everyone who has been fortunate enough to know Nick, that his tragic and untimely passing (in January 2007) is a huge loss to us all.
Nick was once the organiser of our small club. He touched everyone with his kindness, his intelligence and his friendship. So long Nick, you will be missed.