.Opportunities

Badminton (Recreational)

RecBad offers the opportunity to play casual badminton every weekend, open to anyone and everyone. With undergraduate, postgraduate and staff members, you have the opportunity to interact and play with people from across the university.

We have complete beginners and experienced players, so all abilities are catered for! All in all, it’s a great chance to meet new people, enjoy our varied socials, and improve your badminton with a relaxed and friendly club. The best way to keep up to date with what’s going on is to join our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/recbad/, or if you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask us via email: recbad@soton.ac.uk .


About Badminton (Recreational)

Our main weekend sessions (Saturday 13:00-16:00 and Sunday 12:00-14:00 in the Jubilee Sports Hall) consist of doubles matches, with our unique ‘pegboard system’ making sure you get the chance to mix and play with loads of different people at a similar level (ALL abilities are welcome)! If singles is what interests you, there is the opportunity to take part in a singles ladder tournament during the year. Throughout the year we will also host some awesome socials, so you can get to know your fellow members off the court as well as on the court! If you want to take part in these activities, then purchase the £15 RecBad membership.

If you want to play in a more competitive environment, the Eagles wing of RecBad offers sessions for more experienced players, who want to play with feather shuttles and have the opportunity to compete in the local Southampton or Winchester Leagues. These take place on Mondays (7pm-10pm) and Fridays (8pm-10pm); the calendar https://sites.google.com/site/universityeaglessouthampton/calendar indicates when the sessions are running. To attend these sessions you will need to purchase the £75 or £90 Eagles membership (dependent on whether or not you want to compete in the leagues).

N.B. Sport and Wellbeing membership is also required in order to access the Jubilee sports hall

Membership Fee Information

These are the current membership fees offered by Badminton (Recreational), although many clubs and societies offer a free period for new members to try out their activities.

NameCostValid PeriodDetailsJoin
RecBad - Whole Year Membership£1530/09/2019 - 13/06/2020All members can come to our weekend sessions and play badminton with other people of a similar skill level and make new friends! The membership also allows you access to use of society shuttles and rackets, as well as subsidised clothing and regular socials.
RecBad - Semester 1 Membership£7.530/09/2019 - 27/01/2020All members can come to our weekend sessions and play badminton with other people of a similar skill level and make new friends! The membership also allows you access to use of society shuttles and rackets, as well as subsidised clothing and regular socials. This is for people who only want a membership for semester 1.
RecBad - Semester 2 Membership£7.527/01/2020 - 06/06/2020 All members can come to our weekend sessions and play badminton with other people of a similar skill level and make new friends! The membership also allows you access to use of society shuttles and rackets, as well as subsidised clothing and regular socials. This is for people who only want a membership for semester 2.
Eagles Membership (without Badminton England)£7501/10/2019 - 30/09/2020Eagles is a wing of Recbad providing a more competitive environment for staff, postgraduates and undergraduates. This membership covers individuals who wish to participate in Eagles club sessions (including use of block booking and feathered shuttles) but do not wish to compete in the Southampton or Winchester Leagues, and therefore do not need Badminton England membership, OR For individuals who already have a Badminton England Membership
Eagles Membership (with Badminton England)£9001/10/2019 - 30/09/2020For individuals who do not have Badminton England membership and would like to be eligible to play in the Southampton or Winchester League teams. This membership also includes use of block booking and feather shuttles provided by Eagles.

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The Committee

All clubs and societies within the Students' Union are run entirely by students. The student committee for Badminton (Recreational) this year are:

  • Leo Westbury
    Eagles Representative
  • Samuel McCarroll
    President
  • Vaibhav Gohil
    Secretary
  • Lewis Mott
    Social Sec
  • Lawrence Packett
    Social Sec
  • Hugh Warden
    Treasurer
  • Toby Driver
    Vice President
  • Laura Rossiter
    Welfare Officer