New club serving up fun for badminton fans in Arnold and Carlton

A new badminton club is proving to be a hit with people in Gedling borough after attracting over 40 members in just eight months.

The Handy Badminton Club holds sessions at Carlton Forum and Redhill Leisure Centre in Arnold every week.

The club are one of the only ones in the area to take on beginners with the aim of coaching them so they can compete in the county leagues.

They entered four teams into the Notts League and currently sit top of the league after four wins in four.

James Hand runs the club and says it is open to everyone.

He said: “Our club started out in March with just six people turning up to a beginner’s session. Eight months later and this has turned into a Badminton England affiliated club with a 30-40 players attending regularly.

“We want to include anyone that wants to play badminton from the age of 16+ irrelevant of age, sex or ability. We are the only Club in Nottingham that is taking beginners with the aim of improving them to be able to play in the Notts Leagues in the future.

The club hold a badminton night between 6-10pm every Tuesday at Carlton Forum and a beginner session between 6-8pm on Friday nights.

For more info visit the club’s website: or


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