Badminton club under threat

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THERE are fears for the future of New Deer Badminton Club after a poor turnout to the start of the new session.

Recreational badminton sessions resumed in New Deer Public Hall on Monday evenings from 8pm-10pm.

According to a club spokesperson, the turnout has been poor for the beginning of the season, and if numbers don’t increase, the club is in danger of folding.

The emphasis of the club is mainly on fun, but members do enjoy the opportunity to exercise, at the same time hoping to improve their badminton skills.

The club’s Susan Fowlie said there is only one court in the village hall, commenting: “A good blether takes place off court – as well as a lot of friendly banter among the players.

“We really don’t take it seriously at all, and are not interested in competing against other clubs.”

Players of all levels of ability will be made welcome, and the age is open from Secondary 3 upwards.

Sessions cost £3 for adults, and £2 for school pupils. Shuttles are provided, and the club has a couple of spare racquets.

For further information contact Susan Fowlie on 01771 644251.