The place for competitive & friendly social badminton in East Grinstead
Looking to play badminton
in the East Grinstead, Crawley or Uckfield area ?
Our venue is the sports hall at Brambletye School in East Grinstead.
We play every Tuesday evening throughout the year. Our session runs between 8:15pm – 10:15pm. We have 4 courts.
We play doubles games and use quality feather shuttlecocks. You will get to play with the majority of members throughout the evening via a peg-board system.
We offer a free trial session and a low membership fee of £15 per month (includes membership of Badminton England). Juniors (aged < 19) entitled to 50% discount on all fees.
Our club name is BRAMBLEWOOD BADMINTON CLUB. In January 2023 the new winning club name was announced for the combined Imberwood and Chelwood Gate clubs. Going forward into the 2023/24 season the club will be proudly playing under the new name.
The current club has around 35 members with an average turnout of 18 per club night. We are always interested in potential members who have playing experience and are not complete beginners.
We are a friendly club with a good mix of members offering social badminton along side strong competitive badminton. All club nights and matches are played with feather shuttlecocks. A number of our players compete in local league matches which are played from September until April in Sussex, Surrey & Kent. The club is affiliated to Badminton England.
Club nights are played on Tuesday evenings all-year-round from 8:15pm in an excellent purpose-built sports hall with one of the best playing surfaces around in addition to the excellent hall lighting. Changing facilities and showers are available on site after your tough workout. This is at Brambletye School, near East Grinstead.
Every year we hold our friendly club tournament - The Tandy Tournament, in memory of a much loved member of Imberwood, Kevin Tandy, who sadly passed away playing the game he loved.
A fun night is held in the summer for family and friends of members. It's a evening of fun and games for both adults and children. Anyone can join in whether you play badminton or not !
Throughout the year we hold regular social events such as summer barbeques, curry nights, escape rooms and of course a Christmas party.
Imberwood & Chelwood Gate Badminton Club was formed in September 2022. In July 2022 Chelwood Gate approached Imberwood to propose an amalgamation of the two clubs. Since the covid-19 pandemic both clubs were finding membership dwindling. Chelwood Gate were struggling to find new a place to play after needing to leave their original location where they had played for years. Combining forces we are looking forward to flourishing in the future.
Imberwood Badminton Club was formed in 2001 as a result of an amalgamation of two smaller, thriving clubs of Imber and Gardenwood. Starting out as social badminton for adults.
bit of history
New members and visitors are always welcome.
8:15 pm - 10:15 pm
BRAMBLETYE SCHOOL, EAST GRINSTEAD
SOCIAL & COMPETITIVE BADMINTON
SPORTS HALL WITH 4 COURTS
BEST PLAYING SURFACE AROUND
CHANGING ROOMS AND SHOWERS
£15 per Month (includes membership of Badminton England)
£ 6 per match (excludes matches on Tue)
Junior (aged < 19):
£7.50 per month entitled to 50% discount on all fees
£ 2.50 per match (excludes Tue eve)
We are always pleased to hear from players of a good standard to join our enthusiastic club.
First Visit is FREE !
BRAMBLETYE SCHOOL, EAST GRINSTEAD, WEST SUSSEX, RH19 3PD
Brambletye school is just off the A22 between East Grinstead and Forest Row.
From East Grinstead
follow the A22 south towards Eastbourne along the 30 mile per hour limit. Turn right through the white gates signed ‘Brambletye School’ shortly before the left turn to the village of Ashurst Wood.
From Forest Row
follow the A22 north towards East Grinstead and turn left through the white gates signed ‘Brambletye School’ about 300 yards after the Three Crowns pub on the right.
The car park is on the right of the main school building going down towards the sports hall. Parking is also available on both sides of the road as you approach the school.
The Sports Hall is a short walk down the hill (footpath off to the right).
Please Note: A one-way system operates through school grounds.