Trophy Presentation – 4th May 2022

It is the time again to let you know about our plans for the Trophy Presentation Evening on Wednesday 4th May 2022.

We try to do something every year. However, the last time we were able to enjoy a Trophy Presentation celebration was two years ago as COVID put paid to internal tournament events.

You may remember that we invited parents to come along to the Christmas Party event in December 2021 and were encouraged to join in with some fun badminton and larking around.

The fun stuff will take place before we serve the food, which will be a change this year to hot dogs with veg sticks plus a soft drink for the youngsters. The kind members of the club committee will also lay on plenty of crisps, nibbles, and cakes. What’s not to like?

It all starts at 4pm in the main hall at the Harborough Leisure Centre and will finish by 7pm

The presentation will be from 5pm to 5:30pm with medals presented to all the winners and runner-ups of both the Girls & Boys U10’s; U12’s; U14’s; U16’s; U18’s Single and Level Doubles events. In addition three trophies for the most improved player in respect of either 4-5pm or 5-6pm or 6-7pm sessions. The annual trophy for the “Outstanding Club Member” will also be presented.

The food will be served at 5.30pm. Please either complete and return the form provided or RSVP to Lynda (07901 935105) confirming the member’s name, whether a meal is required and if a photo is allowed.

As before, we really don’t expect you to stay for the whole thing, but we would be delighted to see you.

LBA Junior Tournament – 20th March

The Leicestershire Badminton Association (LBA) is running a junior badminton tournament on 20th March 2022 at Babington Academy, Leicester.

This is a non-county singles event, which is a great opportunity for new players to badminton to experience a tournament. The exclusion of county players really gives a greater opportunity for players from the club to acheive good results.

Notes:

  • This tournament is a singles event (i.e. boys or girls).
  • The tournament is based on school years (i.e. not Badminton England age groups based on your birthday from 1st January).
  • Hard copies of the event form will also be available to hand out on Wednesdays from 2nd March 2022.
  • Also please note this Tournament is being run independently by the LBA Junior Club and both (i) “Harborough LC Junior Badminton Club or (ii) the Leicestershire Schools Badminton Association (LSBA) are not involved in the organisation and/or rules associated. Therefore, all players are representing themselves and not anyone else. However, should they decide to wear club shirts we would expect them to comply on the day with the organiser’s requirements.

For full details, please see the entry form below. The entry form with player’s name and the £5.00 entry fee should be returned to the tournament organiser by Thursday 17th March 2022 (NOT TO RAY PHIPKIN AT THE CLUB).

AGM – Tues 22nd Feb 2022

The club committee invites all parents, carers, volunteers and memebrs to the eighth AGM of Harborough LC Junior Badminton Club to be held on Tuesday 22nd February 2022 commencing at 7:30pm.

The AGM will be held at The Three Swans, 21 High Street, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 7NJ and we will be located in the small ground floor area to the rear of premises, adjacent to the carpark.

The meeting will be hosted by the current club chairperson, Steve Chapman.

All committee member positions are up for election/re-election with a current vacancy for Parent Representative.

It would be appreciated if you would please advise the club secretary Lynda Haynes if you are able to attend this meeting and also if you are interested in any committee member positions.

Phone/Text: 07901 935105

Email: lyndamckeown@harboroughlcjuniors.org.uk

A copy of the agenda is available below. We hope to see you there.

Christmas Party – 15th Dec

Season’s greetings to all our players and parents.

It’s evident from the shops and the advertisements on TV that Christmas is already upon us. So what better time to let you know about our plans for some festivities at Harborough LC Juniors on Wednesday 15th December.

We try to do something every year. However, the last time we were able to enjoy a festive celebration was two years ago as Covid put paid to last year’s coaching and festivity plans.

You may remember that in 2019 we invited parents to come along and join in with some fun badminton and larking around. We intend to do that again as everyone appeared to enjoy the light-hearted challenges that included cramming far too many people onto one court and a curious version of the game that involves kneeling down when you miss a shot – as if that’s going to make it any easier. I won’t be asking Badminton England for clarification of those rules.

The fun stuff will take place before we serve the food, which will be the ever-popular individual boxes of pizza and chips with a soft drink for the youngsters. The kind members of the club’s committee also lay on plenty of crisps, nibbles, mince pies and cakes. What’s not to like?

For our young players, this will also be the last coaching session for the year.

It all starts at 4.00pm in the main hall at the Harborough Leisure Centre and will finish by 7.00pm. The food will be served at 5.30pm. As before, we really don’t expect you to stay for the whole thing, but we would be delighted to see you.

Please see the invite link below and RSVP to Lynda by 1st December.

Steve Chapman

Assistant Coach & Club Chairman


LSBA Tournament – 5th Dec 2021

The Leicestershire Schools Badminton Association (LSBA) are running a Junior American Tournament on Sunday 5th December 2021 at Babington Academy, Strasbourg Drive, Beaumont Leys, Leicestershire, LE4 0SZ.

This is a non-county level doubles event and is a great opportunity for junior players to to experience a tournament event.

The tournament is level doubles (i.e. boys doubles and girls doubles) and is based on school years. Players do not have to play with members from the club, so you can just play with a friend or single entries will also be considered and a partner will be found if possible.

Please note that only ONE entry form (see below) with both players names and the £10.00 (i.e. £5.00 per player) fee should be returned by Thursday 30th November 2021 to the tournament organiser (not to Ray Phipkin at the club) as follows:

Mr G. Forryan, 239 Main Street, Stanton under Bardon, LE7 9TQ.
Telephone: 01530 245098
Email: gforryan@hotmail.com

Come & Try Sessions – 15th Sept 2021

Harborough LC Junior Badminton Club are taking part in the Badminton England “The Time is Now” campaign with their “The Big Hit” week by holding a “Come & Try” event on Wednesday 15th September 2021.

Please see the Come & try Poster below for further details

If you are interested in attending any one of these free sessions at the “Come & Try” event on Wednesday 15th September 2021 then please contact Ray Phipkin (Club Head Coach) – on 07582 195940 or e-mail rayphipkin@harboroughlcjuniors.org.uk

Season 2021-22

As per the current Government and Badminton England guidance we are able to commence sessions for season 2021-22 as normal at Harborough Leisure Centre from Wednesday 25th August 2021.

We are now able to offer all three sessions at the usual times listed below:

  • 4-5pm
  • 5-6pm
  • 6-7pm

The sessions will be run under current Badminton England guidelines, which include:

  • Members should not attend sessions with any symptoms of COVID-19 or if they have been asked to self-isolate.
  • It is strongly recommended that members take a lateral flow test prior to attending sessions. Lateral flow test kits are freely available to order here.
  • No handshakes or other gestures, hand sanitiser will be available to maintain hand hygiene.
  • Players advised to bring their own equipment, including racket and drink/water bottle and not share equipment.
  • Social distancing will be in place wherever possible.
  • Players should arrive no earlier than 5 minutes before the session time.
  • Parents/carers and older children advised to wear a face covering on arrival via the main doors.
  • Players may need to leave via the fire exit at the end of the sports hall.

Tournament Event Results – 2020

Unfortunately, the internal club tournament for 2019-20 was interupted due to Covid-19, with club sessions being cancelled from 18th March 2020. This meant the remaining matches were also cancelled. However, winners and runners up for some age groups have been calculated based on group results.

Please see the link below for full details.