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The Culture Secretary's announcement of 9 July, re-opening limited indoor sport from 24 July, changes little for us as a Club.
This only allows a move from Phase 1 to Phase 2 of BE's road map to returning to play. Phase 2 only permits indoor doubles play when players are from the SAME household.
Under the current Phase 2 guidelines, we cannot feasibly offer social or competitive badminton, nor deliver coaching to our Junior members.
We can only keep our fingers crossed that the prevalence of the virus continues to decrease whereby we can quickly move to Phase 3, at which point mixed households will be able to compete on the same court.
Please return for more updates as and when rules are further relaxed. Existing members will receive emails when we know more and are in a position to kick-start the new season.
For the very latest guidelines from Badminton England on what is and isn't permitted in relation to badminton click here
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Dorking Badminton Club was established in 1903, and is still thriving with around 35 adults members, and approximately 70 Junior members.
We offer friendly and competitive badminton from September to April, and currently run two separate
Sections; one for Adults and one for Juniors.
We welcome new members to both sections of the club, although we are unable to offer coaching to adults, so the Seniors section is not really suitable for beginners.
For adults who have never played the sport before, we recommend you start with a beginners course which can be found in many venues by searching in the
Discover Badminton section on the Badminton England website.
With SIX teams (2 Mens, 2 Ladies & 2 Mixed) among our ranks, we compete in a variety of local leagues including the Surrey, Guildford, Woking and Sutton leagues.
The 2019-2020 Seniors' season is already underway as of 4th September 2019, and continues every Wednesday from 8-10pm until 15 April 2020. League matches could go up to the month of May.
Team selection/practise sessions will run on Sunday 22nd & Sunday 29th September (6-8pm).
The new Juniors' season starts on Wednesday 11th September 2019 from 6-7pm or 7-8pm (depending on group), with our new satellite club beginning on Thursday 12th September. Click here for more details of the junior program.