College badminton is separate from club and you do not need membership to participate. It runs every Saturday of each term from 14:00 – 19:00 in the Arena.
Teams will typically consist of enough players to compete in these matches:
- 3 Mixed Doubles
- 2 Mens Doubles
- 1 Ladies Doubles
- 1 Mens Singles
- 1 Ladies Singles
This should equate to a minimum of 4 and maximum of 8 men and a minimum of 3 and maximum of 6 ladies on the day. Captains can allocate players to as many disciplines as required, as long as they are only part of one pair per discipline. If a team should have a reduced number of available players, they will have to forfeit the appropriate games and the opposing team wins the point.
Each college will have an allocated time slot of 2hrs to complete all of their games vs. the other college. So make sure you finish all of your games before the end otherwise the rest you will both automatically forfeit.
Anyone in the University Mens A and B, or Ladies A team are unable to compete in college badminton, opening the door to more club members!
Each college will go through the process of building a team at the start of the year. This is done through a combination of trials for freshers, maintaining players from last year and scouting people at club.
If you’ve missed these opportunities, you can still get in touch with your captain here to try and make the team. The more, the better!