Badminton players in mid-match at the University Sports Centre in West CambridgeCollege Badminton

Christ's College Badminton Club trains and plays at the Kelsey Kerridge Sports Centre, which is a 10-15 minute walk from College. It provides students of all levels from beginner to professional with an opportunity to play. The club trains on Friday and Saturday evenings in term time (Saturday sessions are more training-focused, whereas Fridays are "social sessions" so tend to be more relaxed).

Tristan says:

"Welcome to Christ's Badminton Club! We are a group of Christ's students who meet up weekly for a bit of social badminton. If you're interested in learning how to play or are looking to join one of our teams (Men's I, Men's II or Women's), come to our taster session at the start of first term.

Our social sessions are held at Kelsey Kerridge Sports Centre every week on either a Wednesday or Friday evening and are open to all abilities. For all sessions, rackets & shuttles are provided free of charge. All three of our teams also play weekly matches against other colleges - the Men's I team is in division 1, Men's II team is in division 6 and the Women's team in division 2 (in the Women's league)."

Katherine says:

"Badminton is very good for getting to know people - most of my closest friends are from my badminton team. We get better together throughout the year, and that is a really satisfying feeling. We also have a lot of socials, and sometimes go to the college bar to get drinks after a match/team training session."


University Badminton

Cambridge University Badminton Club (CUBaC) is based at the University Sports Centre on the West Cambridge Site.

Players have regular training and compete in singles, doubles, and mixed badminton in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS), the local South Cambridgeshire league, and in the annual Badminton Varsity match against Oxford.

You can meet players and sign up in Freshers Week at the sports fair or the Freshers' Fair, then there are trials for squad selection each year. If you're not selected for the main University squad, you may be invited to join the development squad to train for future selection if your skills are almost strong enough.

In addition to training and matches, there are regular club socials, and the club also organises the Colleges league.

Sport at Christ's