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.
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.
SUBS & FEES :
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 will 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) :-
|| Abbey Manor
|| East Coker
|| Yeovil College
| BA21 3EL
|| BA21 3TL
|| BA22 9JJ
|| DT9 3DA
|| TA18 7NT
|| BA21 4DR
|| TA14 6UG