Stoke Panthers Badminton Club


There are around 15 of us that play regularly and we are an inclusive club that welcomes all ages, standards and abilities from beginners to league players.

We pride ourselves in having a relaxed and friendly attitude to playing badminton. Participation involves playing doubles with all the club members, no matter what your ability is. Although originally an LGBT+ club, we have evolved over the last few years to be a mixed, inclusive group although we occasionally publicise the group in LGBT+ circles and attend Pride events.

New members are always welcomed and there is no need to pre-book. We will introduce you to the other members and get you familiar with the game.

It provides an opportunity to meet new people, make friends, keep fit and have fun.

There is a social side too, with members meeting every few months or so for drinks and a meal together at a local pub.

Come along and join us for taster sessions! We play competitively but never take it too seriously.

We meet every Thursday (except Christmas Day) from 7.30pm-8.30pm (4 courts). Your first 2 hours are free. Thereafter, membership is £10 per month by standing order to play for one hour or £20 per month to play for two hours. Spectators are welcome to watch. There is a £1 door charge to everyone attending (unless you are already a member of the Michelin Athletics Club).

Either bring your own racket or you can hire one from the sports complex. Alternatively we can lend you one-especially if you are unsure if you are going to enjoy the experience. Plastic shuttles will be provided.

You should ideally wear sportswear you feel comfortable in including non-marking indoor soles.

Please note that players must be over 18 due to our insurance requirements.