Northern Ireland has many badminton clubs for both experienced players and beginners. Some of the clubs are community-oriented and open to everyone while others are affiliated with universities. Membership often costs a fee and most clubs meet once a week. Clubs for juveniles or those with disabilities are almost always open for membership.
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Portadown Badminton Club
Located at Portadown College on Killycomaine Road in Portadown, Northern Ireland, this club meets and plays each Wednesday night from September to April. The Junior Club, ages 4 to 14, plays from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. while the Senior Club plays from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. There are three courts available for playing. The season begins Sept. 15.
4 Killycomaine Road
United Kingdom BT63 5BU
Ulster Badminton Juvenile Clubs and Pan Disabilities Club
Started in 2007, this club strives to introduce children to badminton in areas where such clubs are lacking or, in case the area already has an official club, the Juvenile and Pan Disability Club cooperates with them. Members are 6 to17 years old. The coaches are qualified through Badminton Ireland.
The National Badminton Centre
36 Belfast Road,
Queen's University Belfast
With up to 100 members each year, the Badminton Club is one of the most popular sport clubs at this university. Its meetings take place every Tuesday from 7:30 to 10:00 p.m. during the semester. Players supply their own rackets. The club also participates in an Irish intervarsity tournament.
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