Talkback/NClude, which supports individuals with learning disabilities and/or autism, have got involved with Badminton Wycombe, to give their members the opportunity to play badminton. Alistair Jones, Centre Manager, was recently interviewed by Tony Flower to discuss this partnership.
Carrying on from these sessions, we ran a very successful demonstration day for parents, friends, support workers at Badminton Wycombe on 12th August. Pictures from the day can be seen by clicking here.
Two Wycombe boys, Rohan Smith (18) and Max Spokes (17) have made a new world record for the longest badminton match by playing for 25 hours and 34 minutes. They beat the previous record by 9 minutes. The world record attempt was staged at Wycombe Badminton Centre and began at 1.00pm on Saturday 7th July and finished just before 3.00pm on Sunday 8th July.
Complying with the Guinness Book of Records regulations, the boys were allowed a 5 minute break every hour, and had certificated umpires from the Badminton Umpires Association of England to record the scores and times.
Asked how he managed to get through more than 25 hours on court, Rohan said that they sustained themselves with Lucozade Sport, bananas and pasta. "We are really exhaused now, but our families and friends kept us going through the night when it was getting really hard."
In the process, Rohan and Max also raised more than £1200 for Macmillan Cancer support.
Well done to both of them.
Success for our three Wycombe Performance players at the European Championships in Kazan, Russia.
The Bucks Free Press printed a follow up article and photo on their success. Please follow the link below to read the article
Badminton Wycombe is celebrating the news that three of our Wycombe performance players have been selected to represent England at the European Team Championships to be held in Kazam Russia, from February 13 to 18.
Congratulations to David Jones (19), Abigail Holden (18) and Freya Patel-Redfern (17).
This great news even made the last edition of the Bucks Free Press. You can read the article by clicking on the button below.
Possibly the most important change at the Centre recently, as part of our continual review of our duty of care to all users of the Centre, is our investment in an AED (Automated External Defibrillator). This life-saving piece of kit is located at reception next to the First Aid box.
In the event of an emergency, please alert a member of staff. Instructions on how to use the AED are located on the wall in reception, as well as on the right-hand side as you enter the badminton hall. The AED will actually talk a user through CPR and how to use the device.
Bar Serving Times
Whilst the Bar area remains open at all times that the Centre is open, the serving times have been adjusted to help in closing the Centre on time.
As of November 8, 2017 bar serving times are:
Wednesday: 7pm - 10.45pm
Thursday: 7pm - 10.45pm
Friday: 7pm - 10.45pm
Sunday: 7pm - 10.30pm
Drinking up time is 10 minutes and members are reminded to please vacate the premises by 11.20pm at the latest.
End of Sessions
We are politely asking all players to vacate courts at the end of your sessions in a prompt and timely manner. This helps other users start on time and Centre staff clear the hall at the end of the evening.
Badminton Wycombe staff may turn the lights out on courts that are still being used after the paid-for time, as is common practice in other facilities around the country. Sufficient lighting will always be provided to show players safely to the exit.
All players welcome, members and non members of the Centre.
Teams need not be connected to a Club or to a League to enter.
All players welcome, members and non-members!
Teams need not be connected to a league or club to enter.
Entering a Team into Summer League 2017
Badminton Wycombe was privilidged to enjoy the presence of Team GB's Badminton Men's Doubles 2016 Olympic Bronze medalists Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge on December 15. Exhibition matches and sessions with Centre Members were enjoyed by over 140 people. Read the full report for more details and photos from the evening.
December 28, saw the return of our Christmas Badminton Singles Tournament and the Badminton Centre opening especially for the event. Under Colin's organisation a great time was had by all, with impressive prizes too!
Jason improved on his 2nd place last year to take the title - Congratulations!