hello, we are the essex blades BADMINTON club

Badminton is a racket sport where games can either be a singles match (in which one person plays another) or a doubles match where pairs play each other. The match is played on a court over a high net with a shuttlecock. The goal is to be the first to reach 21 points, you then play best of three games to determine the winner.


How many teams do we have?

Men's 1st team (BUCS South East 2B)
Women's 1st team (BUCS South East 2B)
Men's 2nd team (BUCS South East 3B)
Women's 2nd team (BUCS South East 2A)


Recent honours?

Women's 1st - BUCS South East 2B Champions 2016/17
Women's 1st - BUCS South East Conference Cup Runners-Up 2016/17
Essex Blades Bronze Standard Club - 2017/18
Men's 2nd - BUCS South East 4B Winners 2017/18

Men's 1st - BUCS South East 3B Winners 2021/22
Essex Blades Bronze Standard Club - 2017/18


Do I need anything else before I get involved?

A racket is required at all training sessions and matches.

Join us*

To be a part of the club, you need to join up as a member. All of the different club membership options are listed below with a description of what each membership covers.

* Please note that your membership information will be used in conjunction with Essex Sport (University), purely for the purpose of providing access to required facilities and data analysis. Your data will not be shared with anyone else or used for marketing purposes.

By purchasing a membership you are agreeing to the club's code of conduct


Please note, as memberships have to be uploaded to the Essex Sport system manually, it may take 3-5 working days before you are able to book onto your session via the Essex Sport app and attend training sessions. Should you have any problems, please email

Training times

please see below the training scedhule (term time only) for 2022-23. 






monday | 5-7pm
sports hall

All members welcome







tuesday | 5-7pm
sports arena

Training session for BUCS Players



tHURSDAY | 12:00-2PM
sports hALL

Training session for BUCS Players

Please note, club training times listed above are during University term-time oNLY.



looking for a different way to play?

Through Essex Sport, we also offer different ways to play the sports you love. Join our Social Badminton Active Sessions by booking your place via the Essex Sport App!



tuesday 7-8pm & 8-9pm (Sports Hall)  

A chance to meet other players. play friendly matches, try mixed doubles and play games.




Club committee


sanat anand


anna massy


shari cheung


kenny kafle

welfare officer


competitions officer

rahul bharadwa

Charity, volunteering & fundraising officer


charity officer

nicole spet

covid officer


social secretary

selene fourcassier





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