Badminton is one of those sports where whatever your ability or level of fitness is you can still have a great game. Don’t worry if you haven’t a clue, you’ll soon get the hang of it and there are plenty of people who will be only too happy to help you get started.
We normally play doubles and mix around between each game
Don't worry if you don't have any kit - rackets and shuttlecocks are provided.
We play almost every Tuesday - the only exceptions are public holidays or if the sports centre is in use for a major event.
Use of racquets and shuttlecocks
The member early bird price applies to bookings more than a week before the event. The price then increases to £7.50 so it's worth booking early!
We have a wide range of abilities so don't worry what level you are at. We mix around between each game so you'll play with different people. Beginners are always welcome! Badminton is a great sport to help fitness levels.
Really enjoyed it, have booked to go again.
Nice balance - social badminton but never dull.
How patient, inclusive and encouraging everyone was. Some very strong competitive spirits were muzzled, to ensure us newbies were given a fair crack.
The friendly sporting atmosphere pervading throughout balanced perfectly with an air of competitiveness. The evening is great fun both to new starters and experienced individuals and owes a great deal to the efforts of coordinator Andy Butler.
Great group of people. Good fun.
Just wear sports gear and trainers. Don't forget to bring a towel if you want to use the showers afterwards. Bring your racquet if you have one but we have plenty to loan you if not.
Tell reception you are with Spice and they will let you through the gate - we meet by the drinks machine after going through the gate. If you arrive late then find us on court!
Tell reception that you are with the Spice group and they will open the gate for you. Meet us by the drinks machine after passing through the gate.
Please be punctual, but if you are late then please enter via the main doors and make your way to courts 2 & 3.
The centre is minutes from the M1 with plenty of free parking.
Northbound: From the M1 motorway northbound, exit at Junction 34 and take the A631 exit off the roundabout across the Viaduct. At the next roundabout take the exit onto Blackburn Road, (located immediately after the slip road back onto the motorway). Take the 1st left off Blackburn Road, then 1st right on to Ecclesfield Road. Turn left onto Bellhouse Road and continue up the hill. Proceed along the road for about half a mile then turn left at the first set of traffic lights and Concord Sports Centre is on the left on Shiregreen Lane.
Southbound: From the M1 motorway southbound, exit the motorway at Junction 34 and go almost the entire way around the roundabout taking the exit onto Blackburn Road, (located immediately after the slip road back onto the motorway). Take the 1st left off Blackburn Road, then 1st right on to Ecclesfield Road. Turn left onto Bellhouse Road and continue up the hill. Proceed along the road for about half a mile then turn left at the first set of traffic lights and Concord Sports Centre is on the left on Shiregreen Lane.
From the City Centre: take the A6135 (Barnsley road - signposted ski village from the ring road) until you reach the crossroads at Fir Vale (just prior to the Northern General Hospital). Turn right at the crossroads and immediate left onto the B6086 Firth Park Road. At the next roundabout take the fourth exit onto Bellhouse Road. Follow the road for about half a mile then turn right at the traffic light controlled crossroads onto Shiregreen Lane and Concord Sports Centre is on the left.
From Meadowhall Transport Interchange Bus No 1 drops off directly outside Concord Sports Centre. Bus No’s 37/37a drop off on Bellhouse Road. This is a short walk to Concord Sports Centre.
From Sheffield Transport Interchange Bus No 47 – drops off on Bellhouse Road. This is a short walk to Concord Sports Centre. Alternatively you can catch a bus to Meadowhall and change to Bus No 1.