Courting new members

The Sunbury Badminton Ladies Club is seeking more players. (Joe Mastroianni)

By Jessica Micallef

Sunbury Ladies Badminton Club is on a membership drive.

The club, which meets twice a week at Sunbury’s Eric Boardman Stadium, is calling on women to pick up a racquet and join in the fun.

There are about 45 female members of the club, but secretary Cathie Briggs said they are aiming for “plenty more”.

“We’d love to have 100 members,” she said. “We are open to anyone. Our oldest member is 80 years plus.

“We have room for plenty more.” Ms Briggs, who has been with the club for more than 20 years, said players had the chance to take part in annual tournaments and the Atalanta Jamboree – a national badminton competition.

“We have Monday morning social games from 9.30am-noon and that’s open to anyone of all levels to play, and then we’ve got Thursday mornings, which is teams,” she said.

“We have morning tea, social activities, awards nights and long-service recognition.”

Ms Briggs said the club offered free child minding, and equipment and coaching is provided.

She said annual membership is about $30 and playing fees about $10 a week. To join the club, contact Cathie, 0409 256 123.