We are working at Kings Road club on restarting our club nights in the next few weeks and would like to invite players in this area to come along and take advantage of these sessions in Herne Bay.
All the COVID restrictions apply so we will be organising people into groups of 6 with prior notification, plenty of sanitising and so on.
We play at the High School in Herne Bay on Thursday evenings from 7.
It seems from the latest news that current restrictions are likely to remain; most club activity is on hold and there is little chance of league play in the near future.
Some clubs have been able to hold club nights but with severe restrictions. Players must register beforehand and play on the night is restricted within groups of maximum 6. This limits overall numbers and interferes with the usual flexibility of players just turning up and leaving whenever is convenient for them.
This is a new Badminton England Foundation Coach course intended as the starting point for people who would like to get into coaching badminton and become a coaching assistant.
It will be held at Kings in Canterbury on 15th/16th February. Closing date to apply - 17th January.
Full details are on the Badminton England website at
Herne Bay Junior Badminton Club celebrated its 50th anniversary on Saturday 7 December. To celebrate, we held a UV (Ultra-violet) session. We turned the lights off and covered the courts, shuttles, racquets, nets, and of course the players in UV tape, lights, and body paint. UV cannons then lit everything up and the celebration and the games began.
The event was attended by VIP Guests including: Sue Whetnall, Geoff Rofe, and Holly Williams.
Badminton for members/non members at Kings Mondays:
BadminTone course (term time only course) 1.15-2.15
Badminton for All (for ages 5+) 18:15-19:30
All Ability Badminton (term time only drop in session) 12:30-13:30
Club night (aimed at the club player but all are welcome) 19:15-21:30
Junior Badminton - ages 11 to 16 - 18.15 to 19.15
50+ (Term time only drop in session) 11:00-12:00
If you’re interested please contact Reception on 01227 812921 or email Nick Holden at coaching@kingsrecreation.
Hi folks, We can’t put it off any longer - we need to start work on the league for next season.
The only rule change at the AGM was that awarding an extra point to each team which was fielded at full strength. An updated set of rules will be issued later and will be on the website.
There was no change at the AGM from the same timetable as last year – that is to aim to issue the new division structure around the time of the late summer Bank Holiday – 26th August.
Our end of season inter-club competition had an entry of 10 teams and the feedback was again very positive. We continue to learn about the handicapping and it seemed to work well this year. The final table shows the total raw points and those adjusted by the handicap with Wyndgate as the winners this year:
Squad raw for raw against final for final against ratio Wyndgate 655 385 667 531 1.
The Inter-Regional events that we organise on behalf of KBL were successful once again with our local teams taking part in all the competitions. Full results are on the Kent website but in outline:
Our senior team won Division 1 - congratulations to them - we haven’t managed that for quite some time. We also entered a second team which had some close games in Division 2.
Our juniors performed well against strong opposition, only narrowly missing out on third place out of six in the under-15’s.
Many thanks to all the teams who entered this year, and congratulations to our divisional winners:
Mixed Premier - The Kings
Mixed 1 - Hartsdown Park
Mens6 1 - The Kings I
Mens6 2 - Hartsdown Park
Mens6 3 - Ajax
Composite 1 - The Kings I
Composite 2 - Kings Road I
Ladies4 - Westgate I
Juniors 1 - Ajax
Juniors 2 - Canterbury
Our new website is here! Please take a look through the site where you’ll find up to date information on our clubs and competitions.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank our former Webmaster Roger for all his work on the website over the years.
If you have any news, feedback or updates to club details etc that you’d like to add to the site please use the contact page to let us know.
This annual event for local junior clubs was held at King Ethelbert’s, Westgate, on 25th November. Due to a misunderstanding there was one club short from the expected five so there were eight teams taking part from 4 clubs.
Full results have been issued to the clubs involved. This is a summary showing the total points scored and the final positions in each group.
Group 1 Ajax Herne Bay A For Against Ratio F/A Ajax x 241 241 368 0.
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