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July 2020

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The Culture Secretary's announcement of 9 July, re-opening limited indoor sport from 24 July, changes little for us as a Club.

This only allows a move from Phase 1 to Phase 2 of BE's road map to returning to play. Phase 2 only permits indoor doubles play when players are from the SAME household.

Under the current Phase 2 guidelines, we cannot feasibly offer social or competitive badminton, nor deliver coaching to our Junior members.

We can only keep our fingers crossed that the prevalence of the virus continues to decrease whereby we can quickly move to Phase 3, at which point mixed households will be able to compete on the same court.

Please return for more updates as and when rules are further relaxed. Existing members will receive emails when we know more and are in a position to kick-start the new season.

For the very latest guidelines from Badminton England on what is and isn't permitted in relation to badminton click here

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June 2020

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Sadly, the latest loosening of COVID19 restrictions in the Sport and Leisure sector, did very little to benefit indoor sports.

Under the current guidelines, we cannot feasibly offer social or competitive badminton, nor deliver coaching to our Junior members.

Badminton England are currently working closely with the Government to identify when indoor badminton can return as a priority.

Until restrictions are lifted which make it viable to recommence, we remain a club in limbo.

Please return for more updates as and when rules are further relaxed. Existing members will receive emails when we know more and are in a position to kick-start the new season.

For the very latest guidelines from Badminton England on what is and isn't permitted in relation to badminton click here

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17 March 2020

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WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT, WE HAVE SUSPENDED ALL BADMINTON ACTIVITIES.

ALL COMPETITIVE LEAGUE MATCHES IN ALL LEAGUES HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

THIS APPLIES TO BOTH JUNIOR AND SENIOR SECTIONS OF THE CLUB.

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September 2019

Congratulation to the team captains selected for the 2019/20 season:

  • Surrey Mens             Joe Bacon
  • Surrey Ladies           Rachel Dempsey
  • Surrey Mixed            Sue De La Hoyde
  • Guildford Mens         Paul Sanders
  • Woking Ladies          Karen Marsden
  • Sutton Mixed            Mike Wood

September 2019

Team selection/practise nights will be held on Sundays 22nd & 29th September between 6-8pm.

We are highly unlikely to require more than 3 courts, so GOLD Junior members are invited to use the spare courts (free of charge).

The session will be not be strictly supervised, although Senior players (including Junior Coaches) will be in the hall should there be any issues. Participants will be expected to set up and take down posts/nets themselves. No firm commitment necessary - just turn up. No club shirt necessary nor payment required. DBC GOLD Juniors only.


July 2019

The new season for the Senior section starts at 8pm on Wednesday 4th September 2019.

Junior sessions (at Ashcombe School) will commence a week later on Wednesday 11th September 2019.
    Session times for the Bronze Group will be from 6pm to 7pm.
    Session times for the Silver Group will be from 7pm to 8pm.

We are delighted to announce that from September 2019, we will have a satellite club (for Juniors) running on Thursday afternoons in Dorking. This is an alternative to the Wednesday club, and Juniors cannot participate in both.

If you are interested in joining either the Adult or Junior section, please contact the club secretary - Paul Novell - secretary@dorkingbadmintonclub.co.uk


FOOTNOTE:- [31/08/19] Due to an unprecedented number of applications (for the Junior Section), we are currently having to put all new enquiries on a standby list as we are oversubscribed, in spite of opening up the satellite session at the Dorking Sports Centre. Do not let this deter you from applying as we were unable to offer first choice (of day) to all applicants, so there's a chance of places becoming available if second option is declined.


January 2019

Terry's Tournament 2019 will be held on Wednesday 30th January.

The tournament is a light-hearted competition run in honour of our previous club chairman Terry Seaforth who ran annual tournaments at Dorking Badminton Club for many years. The tournament is open to both current members (seniors and “gold” juniors) and past members (£5 entry fee for non-members).

For those of you not familiar with the format, we play several rounds of randomly selected games with different partners in each round. There is an arbitrary and top-secret handicapping system designed to ensure that winning takes both luck and skill. Wearing a tank top and/or playing in Converse shoes (Terry’s favourite attire) will lead to a favourable handicap.

We will be collecting donations for St Catherine’s Hospice: please bring money if you would like to donate!

We usually have a good turn-out, so it is likely that some people will have to sit-out at least one round. If anyone would like to bring nibbles, that would make the sitting out more enjoyable!

It helps enormously in running the event if you can e-mail MARK to let him know in advance whether you plan to attend.

We will try to get the first round off at 8:15 sharp, so please be warmed up and ready to play by then (or if that is not possible, let Mark know if you are going to be late).

Please wear a club shirt if you have one (we have some for sale for anyone that needs one!).


December 2018

We are delighted and proud to announce that our very own Mike Knott has had his years of dedication recognised by winning the BBC Surrey Outstanding Services to Sport Award.

Having already won the category at Mole Valley borough level from among a long list of nominees, Mike was shortlisted for the 2018 Surrey Sports Awards ceremony ​and came out top of the pile at a presentation dinner held earlier this month.   Surrey Sports Awards 2018 ​ ​

The BBC were covering the awards ceremony and Mike was interviewed in the following Podcast (Mike’s appearance at 9mins 10 seconds).   ​BBC PODCAST Surrey Sports Awards 2018

Please join us in congratulating Mike and in thanking him for the many years of service that have benefited so many members of Dorking Badminton Club both past and present.


September 2018

Congratulation to the team captains selected for the 2018/19 season:

  • Surrey Mens             Adam Neale
  • Surrey Ladies           Hannah Taylor
  • Surrey Mixed            Chris Walker
  • Guildford Mens         Paul Sanders
  • Woking Ladies          Karen Marsden
  • Sutton Mixed            Mike Wood


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