About Our Club

Many forms of Badminton have been around for thousands of years; however our current way of playing was brought to the UK by army officers in the 1800’s. It is the fastest racket sport in the world, with some shuttlecocks reaching speeds of more than 200 mph!!  

We are a friendly club who have been a part of Heriot-watt since the beginning.  

Here at Heriot-watt, we cater for all abilities from absolute beginners to advanced players. Every week we have: 

  • 4 friendly club sessions 
  • 2 team training sessions attended by our selected team players and coach 

    The 4 club session times are as follows:

    Monday18:45-20:15Sports Hall 2
    Monday20:15-21:45Sports Hall 2
    Thursday17:15-18:45Sports Hall 2
    Thursday18:45-20:15Sports Hall 2

    We also have a range of social events throughout the year, these can be found on our social media accounts or by word of mouth at club sessions. You do not have to be a member of the team to attend these. 

    Not sure if badminton is for you? Come along to one of our sessions, borrow a racket and shuttlecock and give it a go.  

    Our club charter

    We aim to provide the following service to our members:

    • To provide an opportunity for any member to practice on a weekly basis.
    • To provide a range of competitive opportunities to allow members to compete either individually or within a team for the University.
    • To provide an opportunity for members to gain a worthwhile social experience through the Sport.

    What does a typical season involve?

    Our social club sessions are mainly centred around playing doubles in a relaxing, fun environment but sometimes we will have specific events on such as playing a different club or running our own tournaments. These can be found on our social media accounts. We use plastic shuttles at these sessions and have access to four courts. 

    Our structured team sessions are for more advanced players who get selected by the team captain at the start of semester. These sessions prepare our team for their BUCS league matches, played on weekends against other university teams from all over Scotland. At these sessions we use feather shuttles and have access to 3 or 4 courts depending on the session.