Hello! Welcome to the EMBC website. We meet each Monday at Belle Vue Leisure Centre from 7-9pm and offer a friendly and welcoming environment for adults who enjoy playing badminton. We have approximately 26 members who attend the club night on a regular basis. We have four courts where both men and women play in mixed and single sexed matches.
The club is open to people aged 16 years and over. We only take members who can play at a league standard. League standard requires you to have an advanced level of play for example clearing a shuttle from the back of the court to the other side. Also we require you to play a good level of shots such as drops, smashes, net play and drives. We are sorry but we cannot take complete beginners or learners due to lack of coaching facilities and limited court time.
Where we Are
We play at Belle Vue Leisure Centre which was completely refurbished for the 2002 Commonwealth Games and has a range of quality facilities. Please follow the link to find where it is and how to get there.
Belle Vue Leisure Centre
Belle Vue Leisure Centre
Telephone: 0161 953 2470
Membership costs are currently £70 for a 6 month period. If you join partway through the season (which starts in September and March), you will only pay for the remaining part of the season. Guests are welcome at a cost of £4 per Monday for a maximum of 3 weeks. After this if you are at the required standard, you will be invited to join the club. You can pay as a member via cash or cheque payable to East Manchester Badminton Club. Visitors paying for the evening will pay by the courtside to a member of the Committee who will be there to welcome guests. We can only accommodate three visitors a club night on a first come first serve basis. If you would like to visit please email us before, so we can expect you. Please note we are encouraging more female players to play and join our club for a good balance of mixed and single sexed games.
This year we are running a summer club open for all players. Summer club runs from 1st July -till the end of August and will cost each visitor £3 per session. Our Summer Club is open for all players at a basic level - This requires you to understand the basic rules of badminton along with some experience. If you are unsure, please either Contact Us or come down on the night and have a go!
We use feather shuttles and have a small supply of rackets if you do not own one – rackets are also available to hire from Belle Vue Reception. We ask that you wear clothing and footwear appropriate for a sports hall. i.e. non-marking trainers, and shorts or tracksuit bottoms.
Presently we have 2 badminton coaches, who are available for formal coaching once a month (excluding summer months). We also provide informal coaching from members of the club who are qualified at level 1, to help give tips and advice on improving technique.