Oxford University Badminton Club (O.U.Ba.C) was founded in the late 1920’s and since then has been an integral part of Oxford University sport, with the first Varsity match against Cambridge being played in the 1950’s. O.U.Ba.C. is one of the largest university sports clubs in Oxford, with over 150 regular members. Almost all our matches and practice sessions take place at the Oxford University Sports Centre at Iffley Road. Whilst catering for two different tastes, the club is by no means divided:
At Clubnight, players of any standard are welcome. The atmosphere is very relaxed and friendly, and there will always be like-minded players around to enjoy a match or two.
The Squad offers the opportunity for more experienced players to compete against other universities in the UK and prepare for the annual Varsity match against Cambridge. If you are interested in representing the University both in BUCS League matches and against Camridge, come along to the university trials at the start of Michaelmas term.
Aside from the athletic aspect of the club, a wide range of social occasions arranged throughout the year give players an opportunity to get to know each other both on and off the court.
What is Badminton?
Badminton is the world’s fastest racquet sport where players compete to hit a shuttlecock back and forth over a high net. The record for the fastest smash currently stands at an amazing 421 kph.
As a result, the players have to have lightning-fast reactions and incredible agility and stamina, often covering up to six kilometres in a match as they dart back and forth across the indoor courts.
To find out more, please visit Badminton England
Training Times and Venues
|Sunday||14:00 – 15:30||Iffley Road||Club night|
|Monday||19:00 – 22:00||Magdalen College School||Squad|
|Tuesday||10:00 – 13:00||Iffley Road||Squad & Club night|
|Thursday||20:00 – 22:00||Iffley Road||Club night|
|Thursday||19:00 – 20:45||Virgin Active||Squad|
|Friday||11:00 – 14:00||Iffley Road||Squad & Club night|
|Saturday||14:00 – 16:00||Iffley Road||Squad|