New Players – Welcome


Wareham and Purbeck Badminton Club are looking for New Players (both male and female) to join our friendly group.

We are looking to grow our numbers and are keen to attract new members, who wish to play either socially on club nights, or are keen to participate in league matches representing our existing teams during the coming season.

If so, why not come along to one of our club nights, which we hold every Tuesday evening between 7:45pm – 10:00pm at the Purbeck Sports Centre, Worget Road, Wareham, BH20 4PH and give us a try. Bob, Brenda and Kim will be delighted to meet you and welcome you to our friendly club.

Bob / Brenda Jones – Tel: 07539 346652
Kim Constable – Tel: (01929) 551468

Badminton England


Badminton England is the National Governing Body for badminton in England, dedicated to promoting the sport of badminton by enabling more people to play badminton and giving those with talent the opportunity to fulfill their potential.

Wareham and Purbeck Badminton club is affiliated to the Badminton Association of England (Badminton England) and all of our members are covered by our club’s insurance policy.

For more information about Wareham and Purbeck Badminton Club please contact Bob / Brenda Jones – Tel: (01929) 463612; Mobile: 07539 346652, or alternatively via e-mail to

Newsletter – August 2019

West Dorset Badminton League (WDBL) have had to increase team entry fees due to a financial deficit last season.  This was due to a loss from the end of season presentation evening.  They are also looking for a secretary and a tournament secretary, to keep the league running in its current format. If anyone is in a position to help please speak to Kim or Bob for further details.

The end of season evening was very poorly attended and WDBL would like some suggestions on what format this should take in future to encourage people to attend.  N entry fee. ideas can be passed on and I think would be much appreciated. The WDBL tournaments should continue with individual clubs taking on the running of each tournament, there will be an increase to £8.00 per person.

The Poole league has changed the mixed format following the AGM which voted 8 to 3 in favour of revising the structure to 4 divisions consisting of 5 teams each playing twice at home and twice away.  We will then have 16 match nights which should be of a more similar standard of play.  The result is 2 extra matches in the Poole league.

Match nights will continue to be Thursday for home matches.  Courts have been booked for 7.45 using all 3 courts at the start of the match, so if you are playing please ensure you arrive on time.

From September club nights will be on 3 courts.  We hope this will result in people having more games and not having to sit out for so long.   Please remember to speak to us if you are sat out too long or end up playing with the same people each game.  We do our best, but it is not an easy task so your help and patience is always appreciated.

Wareham & Purbeck Badminton Club Fixture List – 2018 / 2019 Season


Please note that these fixtures are correct at the time of publication, but may be subject to change. All home matches will be played at the Purbeck Leisure Centre, Worget Road, Wareham, BH20 4PH; 7:45pm start


Thu 13th                     CHARMOUTH                                              AWAY                        7pm – St Andrews Community Hall, Charmouth, DT6 6LH

Fri 28th                        IWERNE MINSTER                                     AWAY            7.30pm – Sturminster Newton Leisure Centre, DT10 1EW


Tue 2nd                       BOURNEMOUTH EAGLES                       AWAY                        8pm – Winton School, Winton Way BH10 4HT

Wed 10th                    DAVID LLOYD POOLE 4                           AWAY                        7.30pm – Cabot Lane, Poole BH17 7BX

Fri 12th                        PRESTON RACKETEERS                                    AWAY                        7pm – East Coker

Tue 16th                     FERNDOWN VILLAGE HALL                   AWAY                        7pm – Church Rd, Ferndown BH22 9ET

Thur 18th                    JP MORGAN 2                                             AWAY                        7.30pm – Harewood College, Harewood Ave BH7 6NY

Sat 20th                      CHRISTCHURCH                                       AWAY                        6pm – Mudeford Wood Community Centre, BH23 4TR

Thur 25th                    BISHOPS CAUNDLE                                 HOME


Thur 1st                      FERNDOWN VILLAGE HALL                   HOME

Thur 8th                      IWERNE MINSTER                                     HOME

Mon 12th                    FLUKEY FEATHERS                                 AWAY                        7.30pm – Harewood College, BH7 6NY

Thur 15th                    WESSEX WANDERERS                           HOME

Thur 22nd                   DAVID LLOYD POOLE 4                           HOME

Thur 27th                    FERDOWN VILLAGE HALL                      AWAY                        7pm – Church Rd, Ferndown BH22 9ET

Thur 29th                    BRIDPORT ROYALS                                  AWAY                        7.30 – Bridport Leisure Centre, DT6 5LN



Thur 6th                      CERNE ABBAS                                           HOME



Fri 11th                        IWERNE MINSTER                                     AWAY                        7.30pm – Sturminster Newton Leisure Centre, DT10 1EW

Thur 17th                    PRESTON RACKETEERS                                    HOME

Thur 24th                    POOLE DOLPHINS                                     HOME

Mon 28th                    BISHOPS CAUNDLE                                 AWAY                       7.30 – Bishops Caundle Village Hall, DT9 5NB

Thur 31st                    DAVID LLOYD 2                                          HOME

Thur 31st                    BOURNEMOUTH EAGLES                       HOME


Fri 1st                          POOLE DOLPHINS                                     AWAY                        7.30pm – Parkstone Grammar School BH17 7EP

Thur 7th                      CHARMOUTH                                              HOME

Thur 14th                    JP MORGAN 3                                             HOME

Fri 22nd                       POOLE DOLPHINS                                     AWAY            7.30pm – Parkstone Grammar School BH17 7EP

Tue 26th                     FERNDOWN VILLAGE HALL                   AWAY            7pm – Church Rd, Ferndown BH22 9ET

Thur 28th                    BRIDPORT ROYALS                                  HOME


MARCH 2019

Thur 7th                      CERNE ABBAS                                           AWAY            7pm – Cerne Abbas Village Hall, DT2 7GY

Thur 14th                    FERNDOWN VILLAGE HALL                   HOME

Thur 21st                    IWERNE MINSTER                                     HOME

Thur 28th                    WESSEX WANDERERS                           AWAY

Sun 31st                     DAVID LLOYD 2                                          AWAY            6pm – Cabot Lane, Poole BH17 7BX


APRIL 2019

Wed 3rd                      DAVID LLOYD POOLE 4                           AWAY            7.30pm – Cabot Lane, Poole BH17 7BX

Sat 6th                         DAVID LLOYD 3                                          AWAY            7.30pm – Cabot Lane, Poole BH17 7B

Thur 11th                    POOLE DOLPHINS                                     HOME

Thur 25th                    DAVID LLOYD POOLE 4                           HOME


MAY 2019

Wed 1st                       CORNELIA                                                   AWAY            7.30pm – United Reform Church, Poole BH15 1RQ

Thur 2nd                     FERNDOWN VILLAGE HALL                 HOME

Thur 9th                      DAVID LLOYD 3                                          HOME

Thur 9th                             CORNELIA                                                   HOME

Thur 16th                    JP MORGAN 2                                             HOME

Thur 16th                    CHRISTCHURCH                                       HOME

Thur 23rd                    FLUKEY FEATHERS                                 HOME

Thur 30th                    JP MORGAN 3                                             AWAY            7.30pm Harewood College, Harewood Ave BH7 6NY

Wareham and Purbeck Badminton Club – Chairman’s Report

Wareham and Purbeck Badminton Club

Annual General Meeting – 29th June 2018

 Chairman’s Report

Welcome to our AGM, especially new members and thank you for coming.

Thanks to Kim for hosting our AGM once again here at Grand View we are very grateful.

Clubs like ours do not operate successfully without an enormous amount of hard work by a few individuals and we are very grateful to Kim, Bob and Brenda for their continuing hard work to ensure our badminton club continues to thrive.

We have just completed 4-years as a Club yet it feels like it is so well established club that it has been operating far longer. The success of our Club is down to good organisation but also reflects on our members who come together on club nights to make for a very enjoyable experience. I would like to thank all our members for attending club nights and helping to create a good atmosphere. Steve has been instrumental in reminding members about Club Night by sending out text messages on Tuesday mornings; I often hear my phone ping early in the morning and I often think who is messaging me so early! We have had some very well attended club nights this season resulting in us regularly booking a third court from 8.30 when the other group leave.

2016/17 season was very successful in terms of league and tournament achievements and  we knew that 2017/18 was going to be more challenging.

In the West Dorset Mixed League Yeovil entered a second team in Division 2 and because Wessex Wanderers had withdrawn their first team from Division 1 that meant two additional strong teams in Division 2. As a result Yeovil won the division and our team finished 4th.  In the Poole & District Friendly League our Men’s Doubles team finished runners-up.  Our Ladies Team struggled to compete in their division having been promoted last season. Similarly the Mixed team found it much harder in Division 2. However, well done to all those that played in our League teams this season and let us look forward to new challenges next season.

We had fewer successes in the League Tournaments than previous years, partly due to one of our most successful tournament competitors, Brenda not being able to participate. We are glad that she is now getting back to playing at Club again and hope that her progress continues next season

In the West Dorset Handicapped Tournament Louise and Kim were runners-up in the Ladies Doubles; well done to you both.

In the South East Somerset Miller Tournament Louise was partnered by Luli John and they were winners of the Ladies Doubles competition again well done Louise.

We have had to say goodbye to a few members this season; Josh Hodkin being a particular loss as he had become a popular club member and had done well representing us in League teams.

 I am however very pleased that we have been able to attract and keep the members we now have and hope that the Club continues to go from strength to strength in the coming years.

 I hope that all our members  attend Club regularly next season and continue to have an enjoyable experience playing at and representing Wareham and Purbeck Badminton Club.


Ron Fawcett


West Dorset Badminton – Partner Swap Tournament

West Dorset Badminton League

Notice of forthcoming


A mixed doubles handicapped badminton tournament open to all WDBL players

This tournament has been designed to confuse!
The idea is to see how well you can play at short notice with someone who you probably only normally see on the other side of the net

To be held at Gryphon Leisure Centre, Bristol Road, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 4EQ.

On Sunday 15th January 2016 – 2pm to 6pm

Entries £7 per person payable on the day

For entry form visit

Closing date for entries Monday 9th January, 2016

Annual Gryphon Summer Badminton Tournament


 A Handicapped Ladies’ Doubles, Men’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles badminton competition

 Sunday 4th September, 2016

at Gryphon Leisure Centre, Bristol Road, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 4EQ.

Ladies and Mens Doubles 11.00am.

Mixed Doubles 2.30pm. (approx.)

Entry £7.00 per person per event. 

Payable before the event on the day

For further information or to enter e-mail

Text or phone: 07753834339

Phone: 01935 841734

Entries close Thursday 1st September 2016

The organiser reserves the right to refuse entry or to close entries early if maximum entries are reached.

Poole and District Badminton League – Mixed Doubles Fixtures and Results 2016 – 2017

Friday 30/09/16 Wareham & Purbeck David Lloyd Home Won  14-5
Friday 21/10/16 Wareham & Purbeck Corfe Mullen Home Won 18-1
Friday 04/11/16 Wareham & Purbeck Ferndown Village Hall B Home Won 17-4
Wednesday 23/11/16 Virgin Active 4 Wareham & Purbeck Away Lost  15-4
Friday 02/12/16 Poole Dolphins Wareham & Purbeck Away Won  11-9


Friday 17/02/17 Wareham & Purbeck Virgin Active 4 7:00pm Home
Tuesday 21/02/17 Ferndown Village Hall A Wareham & Purbeck 7:00pm Away
Tuesday 08/02/17 Ferndown Village Hall B Wareham & Purbeck 7:00pm Away
Sunday 12/03/17 David LLoyd Wareham & Purbeck 6:00pm Away
Friday 17/03/17 Wareham & Purbeck Poole Dolphins 7:00pm Home
Wednesday 29/03/176 Corfe Mullen Wareham & Purbeck 6:45pm Away
Friday 07/04/17 Wareham & Purbeck Ferndown Village Hall A. 7:00pm Home


Corfe Mullen : Poole Grammar School, Gravel Hill, Poole, BH17 9JU

David Lloyd Ringwood, 242 Christchurch Road, Ringwood, Hampshire, BH24 3AS

Ferndown: Ferndown Village Hall Church Road, Ferndown,  BH22 9ET.

Poole Dolphins: Parkstone Grammar School Sopers Lane, Broadstone,BH17 7EP

Virgin Active : Cabot Lane, Poole, BH17 7BX

Wareham – Purbeck : Purbeck Sports Centre, Worgret Road, Wareham, BH20 4PH

Poole and District Badminton League – Ladies Doubles Fixtures 2016 -2017

Saturday 01/10/16 Virgin Active Wareham & Purbeck Away Lost  8-6
Monday 10/10/16 Christchurch Wareham & Purbeck Away Lost  9-7
Friday 27/01/17 Wareham & Purbeck Ferndown Village Hall 7:00pm Home
Friday 03/02/17 Wareham & Purbeck Virgin Active 7:00pm Home
Tuesday 25/04/17 Ferndown Village Hall Wareham & Purbeck 7:00pm Away
Friday 12/05/17 Wareham & Purbeck Christchurch 7:00pm Home


Christchurch : Two Riversmeet Leisure Centre, Stony Lane, Christchurch BH23 1HW

Ferndown : Ferndown Village Hall Church Road, Ferndown,  BH22 9ET.

Virgin Active : Cabot Lane, Poole, BH17 7BX

Wareham – Purbeck : Purbeck Sports Centre, Worgret Road, Wareham, BH20 4PH




News – Season Round-Up



Victory for Louise and her Partner Francis (Yeovil Grads) by winning 13 of their games 330 to 323 points


Brenda and her partner Mark (Gryphon BC) were runners up winning 13 of their Games bit losing 323 points to 330


Kim and Louise entered the Miller Open Tournament and finished in 1st place in the Ladies Levels, winning 5 of the 6 games played.

Brenda and her partner Freddy (Gryphon BC) entered the mixed competition in the Miller Open Tournament and also finished in 1st place, winning 9 out of the 10 games played.


Brenda and her Partner Andrew (Gryphon) BC finished in 1st place, winning all of their games.


Against WESSEX WANDERERS 2. : Won by 378 to 304

Congratulations to Chris, Louise, Greg, Angela, Nick and Janice


Victory for Kate who won every game. (WELL DONE KATE!)


A most enjoyable season finishing in 3rd place in league.   Looking forward to 2016/17 season.


Very much enjoyed playing in P.D.F.B.L. this season.  It proved to be quite challenging.  The team finished in 7thplace.  Let’s work towards improving next season.

A.G.M. held 1st July 2016.

Well attended meeting. After business concluded we all enjoyed good food and conversation until quite late.  Thank-you to everyone who contributed to a most pleasant evening.

West Dorset Badminton League Fixtures and Results 2016 – 2017

Friday 16/09/16 Wareham & Purbeck Charmouth Home Won 14-4
Friday 07/10/16 Wareham & Purbeck Gryphon 3 Home Won 16-5
Wednesday 26/10/16 Gryphon 2 Wareham & Purbeck Away Drew  10-10
Friday 18/11/16 Wareham & Purbeck Wessex Wanderers Home Won 17-2
Monday 28/11/16 Bishops Caundle Wareham & Purbeck Away Won  10-9
Friday 09/12/16 Wareham & Purbeck Bridport 2 Home Won  17 -3
Thursday 05/01/17 Cerne Abbas Wareham & Purbeck 7:00pm Away
Thursday 12/01/17 Charmouth Wareham & Purbeck 7:00pm Away
Wednesday 08/02/17 Gryphon 3 Wareham & Purbeck 8:00pm Away
Friday 03/03/17 Wareham & Purbeck Gryphon2 7:00pm Home
Monday 13/03/17 Wessex Wanderers Wareham & Purbeck 8:00pm Away
Friday 24/03/176 Wareham & Purbeck Bishops Caundle 7:00pm Home
Monday 01/04/17 Bridport 2 Wareham & Purbeck 7:00pm Home
Friday 21/04/17 Wareham & Purbeck Cerne Abbas 7:00pm Away


Bishop Caundle : The Village Hall, Bishop Caundle, Sherborne, DT9 5NB

Bridport 2 : Bridport Leisure Centre, Brewery Fields, Bridport, DT6 5LN

Cerne Abbas : Cerne Abbas Village Hall, Cerne Abbas, DT2 7GY

Charmouth : St Andrews Community Hall, Lower Sea Lane, Charmouth, DT6 6LH

Gryphon 2 &  3 : Gryphon Leisure Centre, Bristol Road, Sherbourne, DT9 4TQ

Wareham – Purbeck : Purbeck Sports Centre, Worgret Road, Wareham, BH20 4PH

Wessex Wanderers : Oxley Sport Centre, Bradford Road, Sherborne, DT9 3DA