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, or if you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask us via email:


Important information:

Our main weekend sessions (Saturday 12:00-15:00 and Sunday 12:00-14:00 in the Jubilee Sports Hall) consist of doubles matches (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 friendly, more competitive environment, the Eagles wing of RecBad offers sessions for more experienced players, who want to play with feather shuttles. This membership is currently not available but you can contact us to be put on the waiting list. You can also find us on Facebook (

A Sport and Wellbeing membership (such as a free Sports Pass) is also required in order to access the Jubilee Sports Hall and can be activated at You must book sessions online via the UoS Sports App before turning up.

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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:

Krzysztof Bolhuis
Eagles Representative
Jack Large
In-Week Officer
Samuel Taylor
Wing Cheng
Sophie Haberfield
Social Secretary
Charlie Mair
Social Secretary
Samarth Basavapatna
Tour Secretary
Christina Arena
Tour Secretary
Katie Murfitt
Theo Cornwell
Vice President
Arjan Attwal
Welfare Officer

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Membership 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.

Please note that some memberships of this group may also require you to purchase Sport & Wellbeing membership from the University of Southampton in order to use the relevant sport facilities
You must be a member of the Students' Union to join a club or society
NameCostValid PeriodDetails
Recbad - Whole Year Membership£15.0001/10/2022 - 30/06/2023Membership for Recbad sessions for the 2022/2023 academic year
Recbad semester 2 membership£7.5013/01/2023 - 30/06/2023Membership for Recbad sessions for semester 2


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Health & Safety

All clubs & societies are required to risk assess their activity to ensure it is carried out in a safe manner for members. Current risk assessments for Badminton (Recreational) are available to view below