The Bedfordshire Junior Badminton League kindly let us enter their competition, even though we are in Hertfordshire. It gives both their teams and us the chance to play against different players. It is run on a league basis with three divisions: Beginners; Intermediates; Advanced. We usually enter in the two lower levels. A team consists of four players and the matches are the best of 14 games, 8 singles and 6 doubles. Details of the matches for this season will be listed below when they have been arranged.
On the 25th March 2018 we had two teams playing at Stratton Leisure Centre, Biggleswade.
The Beginners team consisting of Ben, Chenara, Nathan and Kia were up against a Biggleswade team, James kindly looked after them. None of these had played competitively before and so it was no surprise the they came out with a 14-0 defeat, the only glimmer of a win being an 18-21 doubles game.
The Intermediate team were up against Flitwick, who we beat 14-0 last year. This year we had a very young/weak team, only one having played competitively before. So the tables were turned and we were on the end of a 14-0 defeat. The team of Kofi, Mia, Lilly and Cameron all learned quite a lot and I am sure they will improve on the back of this experience.