Chew Valley Badminton Club has a thriving Junior section with over 100 players from 7 to 18 years old of all standards from complete beginners to county players.

As well as high quality badminton coaching, the club offers juniors the opportunity to take part in competitive badminton suitable for their own level of development, from fun tournaments as part of the regular junior sessions, to local junior leagues with matches against other clubs, pathways to county badminton and regional and national tournaments.

Our coaching team is led by Will Mellersh. Coaching sessions for juniors run during term time at Chew Valley Leisure Centre (BS40 8QB) on Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings.

For more information, please email the club secretary, Judith Ogden at

Dates and times

Our Junior one-hour training sessions run on Tuesday evenings at 6pm and 7pm, and on Saturday mornings at 9am, 10am and 11am.

The Spring term dates are:

Tuesdays – 17 sessions
Please note that our Tuesday sessions are now full, but we can still take new members on Saturdays. If you’d like to be added to a waiting list for Tuesdays then please email

7, 14, 21, 28 January
4, 11, 25 February (no session on 18 February)
3, 10, 17, 24, 31 March
(No sessions on 7 or 14 April)
21, 28 April
5, 12, 19 May

Saturdays – 17 sessions
11, 18, 25 January
1, 8, 15, 29 February (no session on 22 February)
7, 14, 21, 28 March
4, 25 April (no sessions on 11 or 18 April)
2, 9, 16, 23 May


Junior sessions – £4 per session if block booked for a term in advance, reduction of 12.5% if booking for two or more junior sessions per family per week, and 25% if booking for 3 or more junior sessions per family per week Junior sessions pay as you go – £5 per player in cash at the session Older juniors can attend the Tuesday evening senior club nights for £3 (cash at the session)

Match fees are £3 for juniors

Badminton England Affiliation – £4.50 for juniors aged 12 to 17 years (one-off annual fee which includes insurance), free for players up to 11 years of age. If any players require a Compete licence to take part in tournaments or some county matches, please contact Judith Ogden for information about how to purchase this (£12). If a player is a member of another club (e.g. county squad) you may be affiliated through them, so check before paying

Sessions, membership and Badminton England affiliation can all be purchased online at our shop.

How to join

If you or a family member are interested in joining, get in touch with the club secretary, Judith Ogden by email at If you are unsure which session will be the right one for you, our coaches can advise you.


While children are at training sessions, they are the responsibility of the coaches while they are in the sports hall. Before they arrive in the hall and after they leave the hall, they are the responsibility of their parents or carers, so please ensure that your drop off and pick up arrangements are clear to everyone involved – for example, if a child should not leave the hall before their parent or carer arrives to collect them.

The Club Welfare Officer is Carol Jackson, who can be contacted at

Information about safeguarding can be found at the Badminton England website.

Player registration

Please fill in the form below to give us some information about you or your player:

Please complete one player registration form for each player:

Please tick which sessions this player is planning to attend. Juniors who have attended before should carry on coming to the same session unless the coach has told them otherwise. If you don't know which session is the right one, please tick which day and we'll let you know which one is suitable:
Tuesday 6pm - JuniorsTuesdays 7pm - JuniorsTuesdays - Juniors - don't know which session, please adviseTuesdays - Seniors Club NightThursdays - Ladies TrainingSaturdays 9am - JuniorsSaturdays 10am - JuniorsSaturdays 11am - JuniorsSaturdays - don't know which session, please advise

Will you be paying for the discounted rate for the full term in advance, or paying cash at the sessions on a pay-as-you-go basis?
Block bookingPay-as-you-go

Would you like Chew Valley to affiliate you/your child, or is another club doing it for you? Please see shop page to pay for affiliation
Yes pleaseNo thank you, another club will do it