Coaching Tips in Lockdown

Hello to all you Juniors out there, I hope you are all staying safe and healthy in these strange times

Whilst we all hope to be back on the badminton court ASAP, its difficult not to be able to participate in the sport we love so I am going to share some video links from Badminton England that are free resources to help you guys stay active and enjoying what badminton you can, hope you like them!

All the best Steve Griffiths – Head Coach #beathome

Player Fitness

Ideas to improve racket skills

There are other videos available through Badminton England,

And a final challenge – how many shuttles can you return without missing any?

2018 Team selections

The season is here again, below are the current 2018 team selections for both Level and Mixed teams. The links will download the Spreadsheets/ Word documents.

Barton Badminton Club Team Selections 2018 2019

Barton Badminton Club
Team Selections 2018 – 2019
ESBL LEAGUE Competition ESBL CUP Competition
Men’s A Men’s A
Adrian Fisher (vc) * Adrian Fisher (vc) *
Steve Griffiths * Steve Griffiths *
Tim Jones (c) * Tim Jones (c) *
Rob McEneny * Rob McEneny *
Ben Emery Ben Emery
Joe Tomlinson Joe Tomlinson
Sam Barton Sam Barton
John Lathbury John Lathbury
Reserves Reserves
Men’s B Men’s B
Andy Hook Andy Hook
Steve Rose (c) Steve Rose (c)
Ben Gilmore Ben Gilmore
Finn Lane Finn Lane
Laurie Ford Laurie Ford
Phil Cheung Phil Cheung
Reserves Reserves
Matt Tomlinson Matt Tomlinson
Shaukat Raza Shaukat Raza
Mike Bennett Mike Bennett
Mixed Mixed
Gill Bullock Gill Bullock
Jayne Leeson Jayne Leeson
Pauline Bottoms Mimin Fisher
Joe Tomlinson Joe Tomlinson
Steve Griffiths Adrian Fisher
Phil Cheung Phil Cheung
Reserves Reserves
Mimin Fisher Pauline Bottoms
Phyl Fisher Phyl Fisher
Adrian Fisher Steve Griffiths
Steve Rose Steve Rose
Sam Barton Sam Barton

Mens A Team Fixtures 2018 Barton BC

Mixed Team Fixtures 2018 Barton BC

Club Tournement

The competing finalists in the Club Tournament for 2016 were: Winners – Adrian Fisher and Eleanor Smale and Runners-Up Tim Jones and Phyl Fisher. Congratulations to you all and well done everyone for a great night of fun and competition.

Also special thanks to Alan Rogers for organising the Tournament seedings and fixtures and ensuring that all went smoothly on a very busy night.

Junior Tournament

On Friday we had our last Junior coaching session of the School year and so decided to finish with a junior tournament.

We played it as a singles tournament played as a handicapped round robin with the top two players from both men’s and ladies events battling it out in a final match to 21.


The men’s final was contested by Sam Barton and Ben Gilmore, a repeat of last years final and again Ben managed to edge a win by 21-19, it was a great battle decided only by a couple of mistakes, superb play by both well done.



The Ladies final was a family affair between Ella and Niamh Jones to see who would get bragging rights! Ella eventually edged out Niamh in a very good match to take the win, again well done to both.


A final well done to all the players that competed, it made for a fun final night

Steve Griffiths

Mens A win Boulby Plate

Our Men’s A Team have also played in the ESBL Boulby Plate Final just this morning Vs Church Street. Church Street have beaten us twice this season, although with some very close games, but there was no handicap today based on the team selections. Following a valliant effort and some great play, we were victorious by 37 points (I think). Well done to the Captain, Adrian and the rest of the team Tim, Ben, Hugh, Steve R and Andrew ?????

Recent trip to Lingen

Our club has had a long a fruitful link with a badminton club in Burton’s twin town Lingen, Germany. For many years friends from Barton Badminton Club and Darme Badminton Club have met up for fun weekends and some badminton. Here are some images from the latest trip this year.



I AM TEAM GB event 27th August 2016

Alan Rogers, I AM TEAM GB Event Organiser wishes to thank Barton Badminton Club for their support of the event and Steve Rose, Phil Cheung and Andy Hook for taking part on the day.

This was a major success for wheelchair badminton.

We had 4 adult wheelchair tennis players from as far afield as Oswestry and Birmingham. Along with David Dighton and assisted by 3 club members from Barton Badminton Club, Steve Rose, Andrew Hook and Phillip Cheung the event prompted this comment from Val Fisher:

We all so enjoyed the experience. Everyone so friendly & knowledgeable. Only wished you were closer. Will keep you posted of our progress . Will definitely dip into a comp .
Such a pity we live so far off your patch .

Thank you to everyone for all their help .

Best wishes Val


Thank you all, Alan

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