Glenlivet Public Hall

- Badminton -

Badminton is played every Thursday night, from 7.15 till 10.00pm. The season runs from October until April.

Badminton There is one court. The order of play is usually governed by whether you win or lose your game. We play doubles and more experienced players are teamed with beginners to "balance" the games, so all levels of skill are welcome.

The requirement for sportsgear is minimal. Eveyone plays in loose fitting trousers or joggers and trainers. Spare rackets are available for people who want to have a go. We are actively seeking friendlies.

Last year the charges were 1.00 per night inclusive. These are currently under review. Currently we have fifteen members both male and female ranging from 14 - 55. New members of any age are welcome.
Picture is the winners of the 2007/08 mixed doubles competition - Marie Duncan & John Shewan

If you would like to find out more about the badminton club at the hall, come and visit us on a Thursday night or alternatively send us an email: badminton@glenlivethall.org.uk

End of season (2008-2009) report by John Shewan

The Glenlivet Badminton Club season finished at the end of March, as usual, with the mixed doubles competition, but before that there was a new cup played for. The new cup was played between Glenlivet and Inveravon Badminton Clubs and was played home and away. The first match was played at Glenlivet and the expectation was that, with home advantage, Glenlivet would take a lead with them to Inveravon, Badminton but Inveravon had other ideas. The Inveravon partnership of Amy Summerfield and Grant Hope played with skill and determination only losing one leg in their two games, and with Tricia Lawson and John Shewan winning one and losing one Inveravon went into their home match 3-1 up. The first match had obviously rattled Glenlivet with their captain, Colin Stuart, not recording a win, but they were certainly up for the return. Kelly and Colin Stuart played brilliantly, especially as they had not been to Inveravon before, and won both their matches. It came down to the last game between Tricia Lawson and John Shewan of Inveravon and Fiona Toovey and Muir Ross of Glenlivet, and although they were close legs, the Glenlivet pair came out 2-0 winners. That left the competition tied at 4-4 leaving Glenlivet to claim the cup on the number of legs won. Well done to Glenlivet!
The mixed doubles final saw the top four players battle it out for the shield. Again Kelly and Colin Stuart were to the fore competing against Amy Summerfield and Muir Ross. Kelly and Colin narrowly took the first leg in the best of three but Amy and Muir pulled it level in and epic second leg where they had been tailing but managed to claw themselves back level before snatching the win. In the deciding leg Kelly and Colin took an early lead, and although Amy and Muir did make a comeback this time it was too late, Kelly and Colin taking the decider and the Shield.



Glenlivet Public Hall
Bridgend of Glenlivet
Ballindalloch, Moray, AB37 9BX
Scottish Charity Number SC015211
info@glenlivethall.org.uk