About the Club

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Ilkley Badminton Club

Start Time 19.15 at St Marys, Menston, 19.30 at Ilkley Grammar.

Ilkley Badminton Club is a long-established and enthusiastic club in the Wharfe Valley. Members range in age from 16 to 60, and love to play badminton in a friendly atmosphere. We encourage a wide range of abilities and standards of play - from high level local league to recreational players.

Please note that we do not cater for beginners or offer coaching, but are pleased to develop people who meet minimum playing standards.

We play socially at our weekly club night, but also competitively. There are 5 Ilkley teams in divisions 1 to 4 of the Bradford league (2 mixed, 1 ladies & 2 mens) and also a mens and mixed team in the Leeds league. Our club is ideal for people looking to play a mixture of social and competitive badminton.

Club nights are regularly on Tuesdays at Ilkley Grammar School, Cowpasture Road, Ilkley, LS29 8TR. Home matches are played at St Mary's School, Menston on Thursday evenings, and away matches can be any night and occasionally at weekends. If you enjoy badminton and would like to visit the club please contact us.

Contact Details

Club Secretary

Laura Stevens

Match Secretary

Mr. Michael Smith

Match Venues

St Mary's School, Menston

Bradford Road
LS29 6AE

Thursday 19:15 -21:45 2-4 courts


Approach on the A65 Bradford Road from Leeds or Bradford direction. Turn in to St Mary's School at the entrance marked with two standard blue 'IN' signs, very close to traffic lights. Drive in 40 yards and turn right just before reaching the school building, then immediately right again to enter the car park.

On-site Access

From the car park, walk back to the school entrance marked 'Pupil Entrance' and go in. Walk past Reception and through the double doors at the far end of the reception area. Turn left and walk to the end of the corridor, through doors that take you outside the building. Walk directly across to steps with white railings and down the steps. Enter through doors and down blue steps, through doors, turn right, through doors, turn left. Pass down the corridor with changing rooms to your right, then down a small flight of steps to the sports hall door.


Ilkley Grammar School

Cowpasture Road
LS29 8TR

19.30 start, finish at 22.00 2 courts.


Take A65 towards Ilkley, turn left on to the B6382 to Ben Rhydding and follow the road round to the left under the railway bridge towards Ilkley. Turn left just after Backstone Lane and before the Coronation Hospital, up to the sportshall.

On-site Access

The sportshall entrance is just after Backstone Lane via a private entrance/track to the rear of the sportshall.


Team Captains

Level Doubles team

Mike Smith

Mixed team

Mike Smith