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18th March 2020

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Shuttlebusters promotes and organises badminton coaching and practice sessions, plus starter and taster sessions so that anyone can learn to play, or get plenty of playing time and improve their game if they already play. We also organise friendly matches and graded mini-tournaments and support teams playing in local leagues.

If you're new to badminton or this site you may want to start with what you need and what it costs and the intro page.


Westfield, Oxley and Abbey Manor are all closed, so we have no badminton on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Saturdays until further notice.

The WDL match Friday 20th at East Coker this week is cancelled (postponed indefinitely).


Mondays at Westfield are good all year round, except for bank holidays.


Our Tuesdays 8-10pm session for stronger players is now back at Oxley Sports Centre in Sherborne all year round, except during exams.


We have a beginners evening class 7-8pm Mondays at Westfield with a professional coach. There's plenty of room for new starters now that we have four courts available.


We have an intermediate or "improvers" evening class with the same coach 8-10pm Mondays at Westfield. There's coaching support available in the first hour and the second hour is more playing time.


Pay-as-you-go is £6 a time. A sub for either of the Monday classes is £72 for the term (that's a bit over £4 a week). The winter term runs to the the end of April. Matches and practice are pay-as-you-go only.


Our club details are at the bottom of the page. We'll pass on emails and text messages for non-club sessions and events listed here (Saturday afternoons and Tuesday lunchtimes) but you can also turn up and introduce yourself on the day. For other clubs follow the links or make a search for the latest info.


Our summer series of friendly matches and mini tournaments are slated to return in 2020 and will be expanded to include some games during the season. Days, times and venues will vary, but watch this space. If you want to play these you need to check what's happening and put your name forward - you're welcome to email us (contact details below) to make it known you're interested.


Shuttlebusters is for ages 15 & up, but there is a good coached session available for ages 8-15 with James Elkin at 6:30pm Fridays at Yeovil College. Just ask and we'll pass your message on. James also runs a session for ages 15 & up (mixed abilities, adults included) at 4:30-6:30, also at Yeovil College.


The Racketettes is a Ladies Social Badminton Club 7-8pm on Thursdays at Crewkerne Sports Centre. Beginners are welcome. Contact details (Lorna Glover) are available on request.


Blaze Badminton Club is 7-9pm on Wednesdays at Crewkerne Sports Centre. Contact details (Chris Tate) are available on request. Chris is also running an early evening junior club at the same venue.


There's an additional coaching session (all standards) with Helen Manfield usually 3-5pm pm Saturdays at Westlands. If you have questions (maybe tactics, technique, skills or rules) or want observed practice, or just games with a different mix of players then this is a session to try. It's pay-as-you-go with reduced rates for members (paying subs at either Shuttlebusters or LED).


There's a daytime/lunchtime session 1-2 on Tuesdays at Westlands. Turn up, or contact us in advance.


For online maps go to Google Maps and enter a postcode in the search box before pushing the search button. Postcodes for the venues we use are below (note these are locations, not postal addresses) :-

Westfield Abbey Manor East Coker Oxley Crewkerne Yeovil College Stanchester
BA21 3EL BA21 3TL BA22 9JJ DT9 3DA TA18 7NT BA21 4DR TA14 6UG

CONTACTS     Ring or text Peter on 07890 902005 (mobile) or email

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