Welcome to the Masters page of the Somerset County Badminton website. Players are eligible to play for Somerset’s masters squads as soon as they reach 40 years of age.
In the 2018/2019 season we ran 3 teams – Over 40’s, Over 55’s and Over 65’s. The age groups vary each year depending on who is available to play.
The masters play in inter-county leagues and also take part in the County Challenge weekend each January. The challenge weekend is one of the highlights of the year and we always have as much fun off court as we do on it! The hotel puts on a fabulous party night for all of the teams and it is a great chance to catch up with badminton acquaintances from other counties.
Some counties host their own masters tournaments throughout the year that are open to all affiliated players who hold a compete licence. Badminton England host a further 3 masters only events. These are the National Championships, the Masters All England and the County Challenge as above. Details of all of these can be found on the BE website.
We are always looking for new Veterans to join us. We have regular practices throughout the year, so if you are interested in playing more please feel free to come along to a practice, enter the tournament or just send us a message through the Feedback page (I play Badminton in Somerset). If you want to be added to the email distribution of information about Somerset Masters activities, please feel free to send us your email address or contact details through the Feedback page.