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Westgate Badminton Centre Welcomes Matt Main Stringing

Westgate Badminton Centre is delighted to announce that it has teamed-up with Matt Main of MM Stringing. Matt has been stringing since 2014. He is a Master Racquet Technician certified by the ERSA (European Racquet Stringers Association) and has strung for several years for Victor at the Yonex All England Badminton Championships and for Babolat at Badminton England tournaments across Hampshire,...
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New Shop At Westgate Badminton Centre

Westgate Badminton Centre is delighted to unveil its brand new badminton shop! Previous occupants Badminton HQ will continue to trade online but will no longer be running the shop. Instead, the centre has taken on the day-to-day running and stocking of shop which will supply all your essential items from grips to shuttlecocks and towels to socks (and much more in between!). We always welcome new...
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Westgate Badminton Centre is reopening on Monday 12th April. Until the government allow Step 3 to commence on or around 17th May 2021, badminton courts will only be available for juniors (U18s) or adults from the same household or receiving 1:1 coaching. Please see below for opening times: Monday 12th April 10am to 12pm - Public hire 5:30pm to 7:30pm - Performance Centre Tuesday 13th April ...
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Perins School Junior Badminton Programme is the latest programme to become part of Hampshire Badminton's 'satellite club' programme. Increasing participation rates within East Hampshire, where very few junior clubs exist, has long been a key aim for Hampshire Badminton and this brand new club will surely help to kick-start junior badminton in this part of the county. School pupils from Perins S...
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Due to the disruption and ongoing uncertainty over Covid-19, HBA have decided to reduce all county affiliation fees by 75% for the 2020/21 season. HBA recognises the financial impact of the pandemic on all clubs and players which is why junior affiliation fees are now 50p per member (reduced from £2.00) and seniors' fees are £1.50 (reduced from £6.00). For clubs whose affiliation fees have alre...
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New Hampshire Seniors Singles Ladder!

HAMPSHIRE SINGLES LADDER by Mark Peckham One of my jobs as Senior Team Manager is to attempt to produce a team to win the English Senior County Championship (SCC).  We have finished in 2nd place on two occasions in recent years. At the present time, each county match consists of 11 games, three men’s singles, two ladies’ singles, two men’s doubles,  two ladies’ doubles and two mixed d...
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Westgate Juniors Half-Term Training Camp!

We are delighted to announce that Westgate will be running a two-day training camp for junior beginners, intermediates and advanced players for players aged between 6 and 16 years old. Performance Centre players are NOT eligible for this course as WPC will be running their own training sessions throughout the week. Details to follow... Sessions will run from 10:00am to 4:00pm on Thursday 29th a...
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Hampshire Badminton on BBC South Today

On 10th September, Westgate Badminton Centre welcomed BBC South Today to discuss the challenges facing the game of badminton both during and post lockdown. News reporter Anjana Gadgil spoke to Hampshire players Maria Mitchell (England No.1 U14) and Ben Hammond (England No.1 U17). Also interviewed was Hampshire Development Manager and Centre Manager Richard Peters. Click on the image below to see t...
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