We’ve got something for everyone when it comes to playing badminton.

If you’re a talented, highly-skilled player and are successful in trials, you’ll represent BU in British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) leagues and trophy competitions. We have both men’s and women’s teams who make up TeamBU Badminton, our community of Performance Sport badminton players.

But it’s not just our Performance Sport student athletes who enjoy playing badminton while they study with us.

Our Campus Sport Badminton Club is one of the most popular here at Talbot Campus. Led by our performance Coach, Martin Wells (below), this is the first step on the development pathway to Bournemouth University’s Performance Team but is also for those who like a little coaching and competitive match play on a weekly basis. This is suitable for intermediate players with previous badminton experience.

Badminton is also one of the sports available to all our students and staff on a more casual basis through our Campus Social Club sessions. These are suitable for players of all abilities, whether you’ve been playing for years or have never picked up a racket, the focus is on having a fun and friendly hit and meeting new people! Register as a Social Club Member, with a one-off fee, at the start of the year and gain access to 56 weekly sessions on an annual basis!

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£2.25 per session!
Badminton Social Club only £63 for the year (28 weeks)
£3 per session!
Badminton Campus Club only £84 for the year (28 weeks)

Key information

Performance Sport (TeamBU)

Available to: BU students who are high-performing badminton players

Annual membership fees
If you’re successful in becoming a member of TeamBU Badminton, you’ll be required to purchase a membership. The membership includes: BUCS affiliation fees, personal sports insurance, weekly coaching and TeamBU transport. 

Example training days, times and venue:

Men’s: Mondays, 8pm-10pm, Sports Hall, Talbot Campus
Women’s: Mondays, 6pm-8pm, Sports Hall, Talbot Campus
Mixed: Tuesdays, 6pm-7:30pm, Sports Hall, Talbot Campus
Fixtures: home games are played on Wednesday afternoons in our Sports Hall

Campus Sport

Social Club: Badminton

Available to: All BU & AUB students and staff
Days & TimesMondays, 1pm-2pm or Thursdays 6pm-7pm
Location: Sports Hall
Price: £63 Annually (28 weeks)
Equipment: We provide all the necessary equipment but you are welcome to bring your own as well.
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Campus Club: Badminton

Available to: All BU & AUB students
Day, timeMondays 2hr sessions between 4pm-6pm. W/C 26 September 2022 - W/C 15 May 2023.
Location: Sports Hall
Price: £84 (28 weeks)
More info: email [email protected] or visit SportBU Reception
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Equipment: We provide all the necessary equipment but you are welcome to bring your own as well.

Meet our TeamBU Performance Sport badminton teams

TeamBU & Campus Sport Badminton coach

Martin Wells

TeamBU & Campus Sport Badminton is coached by Martin Wells, SportBU Sports Development Manager.

Martin is Level 2 qualified, a former U19 England National and also a coach at Top Racket Badminton Club.

Campus Sport and Courses

If you’re looking to improve your badminton skills through the expertise of a coach, you can sign up to the sport through our Campus Club: Badminton program.

This is aimed at intermediate level, take place on a weekly basis and with termly tournaments. Depending on how you get on, you could progress to TeamBU Badminton.

The Sports Hall, host to badminton matches at BU

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