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Ashton Badminton – Summer 2017 Club

Summer ClubOver the last few years Ashton Badminton Club have run the Summer Club with great success. Their four court hall has been bursting at the seems over the Summer. So much so it saw an increase in club members last year. These new club members visited the Summer Club and like it that much they joined. All are now active team members and competing in the Cradley Badminton League.  The club has had plenty of success this year winning lots of medals and will be proudly displaying them in the trophy cabinet at Kingswinford School, venue of both the Club and the Summer Club.

So if you are looking for somewhere to visit over the summer and play badminton then why not come along. You can come alone or why not bring a friend.

If you are interested in paying us a visit over the Summer, then contact one of the following

John Lindsay – Club Chairman
07812 963377

Stephanie Cartwright-Randle – Club Secretary
07976 814036 or email  stefcr@live.co.uk

Philip Buckley – Treasurer
07792 554164

Charity – 24 hour badminton event

Charity badminton 24 hour event.

24 hours starts at 5.00pm on Friday 12th May 2017 and goes right the way though to 5.00pm on Saturday 13th May 2017.Charity event

Entry forms for the charity badminton event can be downloaded from the website HERE. and emailed to Paul
pauljs1984@hotmail.com or Emma emmayates8@hotmail.com.

Help Ashton Badminton club raise money for Macmillan cancer research and the Georgina Ward at Russell’s hall.

All badminton players welcome. For full details and forms click HERE.

Summer 2016 – Adult badminton coaching

Interested in adult badminton coaching to improving your game?

adult badminton coachingAshton badminton club are organising a four week coaching programme for adults. Aimed at players who what to improve their game. Players often think they don’t need coaching but think about top class players, do they just turn up and play or do they train every day and who trains them? Their coach? Can you teach an old dog new tricks? OR can you learn how to improve and think about your game more?

Over the four weeks the sessions will cover footwork (movement around the court), balance when executing the shot and recovery. New league players may be interested in doubles tactics, positioning and rotation, who takes which shot and where each player should be. As always it will cover the grip and/or grips and of course basic shots. Execute these well and your opponents will be under pressure. Sessions will  include a warm up, some footwork drills, structured knock up, routines and some games. More details HEREPlaces are limited to 16 and will be on a first come basis.

Wednesdays in August – 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th
Starting 19.00 and cooling down 20.45 to vacate the hall at 21.00.
Kingswinford Academy (directions HERE)
Cost £10.00 per session. Payable in advance please.

Please contact either to book your place.
Stephanie Cartwright-Randle – 07976 814036 or email  stefcr@live.co.uk
Philip Buckley – 07792 554164 or email  philipbuckley8@googlemail.com

Ladies Nights

Ladies NightsThree ladies nights where you can get hot and sweaty…….!

Ashton Badminton Club are holding three Ladies Badminton Nights…………!

The sort of ladies nights, where ladies can get all hot and sweating by running around a badminton court, what did you think…..! A lot of badminton clubs are running short of ladies and very few ladies get much practice at ladies doubles. Ashton’s are holding these ladies sessions and are inviting those ladies that are keen and would love to play just ladies doubles for three evenings.

Benefits of this sort of evenings besides the usually, aerobic work out, are you get to play with your ladies doubles partner or try a new partnership. Or just play lots of ladies games where you don’t have to worry whether your going to get some bloke smashing the shuttle (with all his might) just because he can……..

These nights are through the summer on the last Monday in the month.
Dates are : –
Monday 27th June,
Monday 25th July
Monday 22 August
Times 19.00 till 21.00

These ladies nights are OPEN to as many ladies and we can get. Feather shuttles will be provided. The cost is no more han the Summer fees of £5.00 per night for two hours of ladies badminton. As there is ONE court, please book early as places are limited.

Interested then contact Stephanie 07976 814036 anytime OR email  stefcr@live.co.uk

More details HERE and directions HERE.

Summer 2016 – Open Badminton

Want to play Badminton over the Summer 2016?

Then you need to check out Ashton Badminton Summer 2016 Club…..!

All the details for the summer 2016 club HERE. The club has run a summer club for the many years and they prove successful in attracting players from other clubs in the local leagues.

The club plays with feather shuttles for a the best games. It also operates a graded play session where you are assured of games at your own level. The club also encouraging junior players to participate with adults. This helps improve their game and skills whilst attending the summer club.

Once you have checked out the details HERE the drop one of the members a line and come along. We operate PAY and PLAY at £5.00 per session so pop along when ever you want.

See you in the Summer 2016 at Ashton Badminton Club.

Summer Club

Do you want to play badminton at Ashton’s summer club?

Well you need to check out the details for the summer club HERE. The club has run summer clubs for the last few years and they have proved very successful attracting players from other clubs in the local leagues, such as Cradley Heath, Worcester, Birmingham, Staffordshire, Sutton and Solihull.

The club plays with YONEX feather shuttles for a top class game. It also operates a graded play session you are assured of games at your own level. Also encouraging junior players to participate with adults improving their game and skills whilst attending the summer club.

Starting Monday 11 May 20.00 till 22.00.

More details HERE

Mixed 2 Won at home

Ashton Mixed 2 Won against HCK in second leg at home.

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I seemed to have played HCK teams allot this season, 4 mixed & 3 mens and I think I’ve had a different partner for everyone.  Tonight’s was Amy Steventon as squad rotation saw Alan Postans & Angie McNay rested Tim Hale & young Amy their replacements.  Phil Buckley was paired with Chloe Horne & Tim with Trisha Hatton.

We had won 12-6 on the corresponding fixture away so hopes were high for another big win.  And we managed this 16-2 the final score.  Two slip ups one from Trish & Tim in their fourth game.  And one from Amy & myself but significantly I feel after we had been sat off court for 45 minutes.  I have played as pair 2 most of the season for mens, and did so tonight.  At home you have two matches immediately then have to wait around for what seems an eternity for the 9th game of the evening.

We didn’t help ourselves all night, though we had only ever played together before at the Souths Staffs Tournament last fall.  The first games we won comfortably enough both 21-15 although we could have been dubbed “can’t serve, won’t serve” during those games.  The next we seemed to click and won at a canter 21-11 then got complacent to begin with but battled on to win 27-25, a defeat that seemed to knock the stuffing out of the HCK pair as Chloe & Phil ripped them to shreds 21-8 twice in their next game.  Hats off to Phil (who I warned to not be grumpy) & Chloe who came out on top in terms of rubbers 126-79, edging out Trish & Tim by 7 points (124-84).  The epic 27-28 and the complete collapse after the long break when Amy & I lost shockingly 11-21 meant our stats were bad 122-104!  We did redeem ourselves wining the final rubber of the night, although this was a bizarre affair I think both teams were into double figures by the time “can’t serve, won’t serve” finally won the games first point on their serve.

Won Trish & Tim completely destroyed the one HCK pair 42-14 for possibly but I strongly suspect (I’d have to check the other score sheets) the most emphatic victory of the season, thus far.

Alls well that ends well, 16-2 will do.  Our next match is away at QBEC a week on Monday, squad rotation sees Angie replace Amy & Alan replace Phil.  We won 13-5 at home when Lauren Bickers and myself only managed one rubber, lets see if we can’t better that!

Additional note; No Boxacise on Wednesday before a match on a Thursday, my legs are now refusing to function!

Team Captain – Col Fisher

NEW Dates for postponed matches

Rearranged Dates now confirmed for April.

New Dates confirmed due to Kingswinford school staffing issues during Spring half term week. Both matches originally scheduled for this Wednesday 19 February have had to be rearranged due to no staff at the school. The new dates for the two fixtures are confirmed and on the fixture list see HERENew Dates

Please check with the Mens 1 Captain Steve Bryan and the Ladies 2 Captain Stephanie Cartwright-Randle for any additional information required.

Or email Stephanie – Match Secretary on stefcr@live.co.uk

QBEC v. Ashton Mxd2 – Home Fixture

Shuffled pack comes up trumps against QBEC.

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Without the services of Tricia (socialising), Amie (unwell), Kate (working), Emma (working), Chloe (exams), Adam M (unresponsive) & Tim (Mens 1 match) Ashton’s Mixed 2 won 13-5 at home to QBEC.

QBEC Shuffled packThe pairs of Luke Peters & Amy Steventon and Angie McNay & Alan ‘Casual’ Postans won all their games with Angie & Alan just edging it in terms of conceded points, 88 to 84. Lauren Bickers & Col Fisher managed to win one rubber in their 4th game against the visitors second pair, ironically the pair who pushed the other two Ashton’s pairs closest, Luke & Amy going 23-21 against them.

QBEC were a nice friendly bunch which is something I had taken for granted until the visit of Frankly Bats earlier in the year.

I have tried to come up with nicknames for all the Mixed 2 squad, before we started playing I was going to nickname Lauren ‘Nurse’ since she was offering advice on a aching ankle, however that has been tossed away for I’m christening her ‘Rafa’ after the Spanish Tennis player, because she stands so far back. It’s not Clay Court Tennis! In any case I’m glad I was able to assist in her winning her first rubber in club Badminton well done Lauren onwards and upwards, but stand further forward 🙂 I was mostly glad to just be able to play tonight as I spent until 2 p.m. this afternoon in bed with with a migraine, the wonders of sleep and pain killers come highly recommended.

Only nicknames handed out so far have been ‘Nuts’ to Katie, ‘Casual’ to Alan, ‘Energizer Bunny’ to Tim, ‘Barbosa’ to Amie and now Lauren’s ‘Rafa’. I’m handing ‘Superstar’ to Luke at this point. I shall endeavour to Christen all as the season progresses.

We are now at the mid point of the season and have played every team in the division once, 3 home, 4 away. We have lost only one of those games, away at HCK1. The return against HCK1 at home and the visit to Frankley Bats will undoubtedly decide whether we win the division or not. At the halfway point we have won 97 rubbers, lost just 26 so I’m setting a target of bettering that in the remaining fixtures, I want to end the season with 200 rubbers 🙂

Oldbury Vs. Ashton Ladies 1

Ashton Ladies 1 vs Oldbury

5.12.13

After an exciting win last week versus Oldbury away, just 8 days later saw Ashton ladies first team host the return match. The same four ladies representing Ashton’s, captain had high hopes for a similar result, remaining undefeated for the first half of the season.

However not all went to plan. Oldbury arrived with a stronger team that the previous match. They were there to win. After a few initial complaints – net too low, floor too slippy – the match got on its way.

Unfortunately not the way we wanted it to. Sarah and Stacey, in normal fashion took their game to three, using it as more of a warm up that a chance to get a head start. Losing 17-21,21-15,16-21. Amy and Chloe had a similar start. With a number of controversial line calls and scoring issues, they lost 21-18,10-21, 19-21. Ultimately a very close game in the third, but the girls too quiet to argue the calls.

2-0 to Oldbury, not the start Ashton’s had in mind.

Next matches saw Sarah and Amy partner, and Stacey and Chloe. Two very close games for Sarah and Amy, but Oldbury clenching the win 21-19,21-18. Whilst that game was going on, Stacey and Chloe had started positively; at 9-1 up Oldbury’s fourth lady – Linda Rowe – hobbled off the back of the court. Taking a seat she explained she felt a pop in her Achilles, not something we wanted to hear! With a doctor on her side Linda was advised to retire from the game. Oldbury called in a sub to play the final game.

3-1 to Oldbury, Ashton’s needed 2 wins out of 2 to get a draw.

Whilst awaiting the sub, play jumped out of order. Stacey and Amy went ahead, easily gaining points, winning 21-10. Second game both lost concentration, but woke up in the final points winning 21-19.

On arrival of Oldbury’s sub the final game got on its way. Brilliant play from Sarah and Chloe to win 21-15. A nail-biting second game, it was clear both teams wanted to win. But with Sarah and Chloe on top form, they won 21-19.

Ladies Badminton - Oldbury3-3. Ashton’s ladies first team remain undefeated and at the top of the league. Next game not until after Christmas.

Information from Linda the following day said the Achilles is still intact with no tear, but unfortunately she is out until next season.

Team Captain – Stacey Horne