Lewes Badminton club’s roots are from Gnats Badminton Club formed in 1934 who moved to Eastgate Street in Lewes in 1938. Also Southover Badminton Club who, prior to the war, played in the Drill Hall in Mountfield Road and Southdown Brewery Club who played out of the brewery but had to vacate as the hall was required for the war effort. These three clubs came together during the war years as Lewes YMCA but it was not until players were demobbed in 1945 that the club really got going.
In 1953 Subscriptions were £2 per season and match fees 2s/6d. Lewes YMCA were playing only friendly matches at that time until in the 1955/56 Season Lewes YMCA joined the lowest Brighton League Division, then Division 4 and rose to Division 1 Champions by 1964/5. At this time feather shuttles were costing £1:10s:6d (£1.53p) per dozen. In 1970/71 Season Lewes YMCA joined the Eastbourne League and in 1973/74 the Crawley League.
Prior to the 1996/97 season we moved into the new facility at Plumpton College and became Lewes Badminton Club but we eventually found our way back to Lewes and made our home at Lewes Leisure Centre.
As a club we compete in local tournaments and have teams in the Eastbourne, Brighton and Mid Sussex Leagues. Our club night is Monday 8.00pm - 10.00pm and we play our matches on Friday evenings at Falmer University.
We are always open to new players so give us a call and come along to see if we suit each other. We do chare a £5 visitors fee which is refunded should you join the club.
Membership & Club Affiliation
We are affiliated to Badminton England who are the national governing body for our sport. Their aim is to encourage and develop badminton throughout England.
Our individual members are also registered as club members who also receive special discounts on products and services.
Affiliation costs are included in your club fees.