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What facilities are available at the sports centre?
The Sir Doug Ellis Woodcock Street Sports Centre is a fully equipped sports centre catering for many activities, so it has all the facilities you would expect - changing rooms, showers, toilets and lockers. Most of our players don't use the lockers as there is plenty of room to keep your bags with you in the sports hall.
Unfortunately, the centre doesn't currently provide gender-neutral changing facilities.
Badminton racquets may be hired from the reception desk, but we also have some club racquets which you're welcome to borrow free of charge. Please let us know in advance if you'd like to use one of those.
There are two sports halls within the centre. We play in the one to the left hand side of the reception desk.
How do I pay for the session?
We take payment by cash, contactless card payment or by bank transfer to the club account. Make payment to the person running the session in the hall (usually Andy or Paul) - not at the reception desk
Where can I park if I drive to the centre?
The car park for the sports centre is Aston University Car Park 6 which is located on Coleshill Street, next to the sports centre. Payment for parking here is by Just Park app only and would typically cost at least £4.
Most of our players buy an annual pass to park in this car park. It is available from the sports centre reception and costs £15 for a year. This allows you to park on the car park on weekdays after 4:30 p.m. and all day at weekends, so it represents great value.
Alternative car parks are available at Millennium Point and at Adams Street. The latter has the advantage of being outside the city council Clean Air Zone
What's the standard of badminton at the club?
We have players from a very wide range of ages, experience levels and abilities, so if you have played at least some badminton in the past you'll fit in.
We occasionally run coaching sessions but unfortunately we don't have the facilities or coaches to cater for absolute beginners
Do I have to be from the LGBT community to play at the club?
If there's anything else you'd like to know please use the contact form on the Home page, or use our Gmail, Facebook or Twitter links below.
No! We were founded as an LGBT (primarily gay) badminton club and our members are mostly from that community, but we are open to all who want to enjoy social, friendly but still competitive badminton, and who respect their fellow club members.