Are you a badminton enthusiast in the Leeds area looking for a friendly and vibrant club to join?
Look no further than Garforth Pendas Badminton Club, a dynamic organization born from the merger of Pendas Badminton and Garforth Falcons in 2014. Situated at the heart of Garforth, Leeds, our club offers a fantastic badminton experience for players of all levels and ages.
In this blog, we'll take you on a journey through our club, its facilities, and the welcoming atmosphere we pride ourselves on.
One of the key highlights of Garforth Pendas Badminton Club is our premier facility at the Garforth Leisure Centre. Thanks to a significant investment of £120,000 from BADMINTON England and partnership funding from Leeds City Council, our sports hall has been transformed into a state-of-the-art badminton centre.
Refurbished Five-Badminton Court Hall: Our club features a fully refurbished five-badminton court hall, ensuring you have ample space to enjoy the game.
State-of-the-Art Lighting: We've installed top-of-the-line lighting to provide optimal visibility during matches and practices.
Premium Flooring: Our courts feature top-quality flooring that minimizes impact on joints and enhances your playing experience.
Modern Changing Rooms: We've also revamped our sports hall changing rooms to ensure your comfort and convenience during your time at the club.
Club Nights and Membership
At Garforth Pendas Badminton Club, we meet every Monday from 20:00 to 22:00. Whether you're a seasoned player or a Newer player looking for a club, you're welcome to join us.
Our club operates on a term-based membership system, with three terms per year, at a cost dependent on the length of each term. If you're not sure about committing to a full term, you can drop in for a single night for £7.50, and if you decide to join later.
Competitive Spirit and Leagues
For those with a competitive spirit, we participate in various leagues, including the Leeds League Men's Division 2,4,5 and the Leeds mixed Division 1 as well as the Castleford League Division 1.
These leagues provide an excellent opportunity to test your skills against other players and represent the club in local competitions.
How to Find Us
Getting to Garforth Leisure Centre is a breeze. We're located at Ninelands Lane, Garforth, LS25 1NX. If you're coming from the A1/M1 link road, take junction 46 onto A63 to Garforth. Follow the road, passing through traffic lights and crossing a bridge. At the next set of traffic lights with the Crusader pub on your left and the fire station on your right, make a left turn.
The sports centre is less than a mile ahead on the right-hand side, just after the playing field on the left.
Meet the Team
Club Secretary: Mark Thomas
Match Secretary: Richard Johnson
Treasurer: Alison Boldison
Chairman: Mark Jones
Marketing: Kailum Selby
Matches and Locations
Our matches are held at Lock Lane Sports Centre, Lock Lane, Castleford, WF10 2JU. Timings are from 19:15 to 21:30. Here are our level doubles and mixed team leaders:
Level Doubles A: Art Kelly
Level Doubles B: Andrew Campbell
Level Doubles C: Chris Milner
Mixed Team: Richard Johnson
Castleford: Richard Johnson
Garforth Pendas Badminton Club is not just about badminton; it's a community where players come together to enjoy the sport they love.
Whether you're a seasoned player or just starting our welcoming and relaxed atmosphere ensures you'll feel right at home.
So why not drop by on a Monday night and introduce yourself?
We look forward to welcoming you into our badminton family at Garforth Pendas Badminton Club, for any more information don't be afraid to contact us today.