The club was founded by Mark Topping, Ken Edgeworth & Daragh Higgins in 2014. Ken & Daragh had been members of Whitehall Road Junior Badminton club and in 2014 found they were too old to play in the junior badminton club. At the same time, Joe Byrne the Leinster Branch Badminton Union of Ireland chairperson approached Mark with the idea of setting up an adult beginner badminton club. The club was founded with the idea that as the members of Whitehall Road Junior badminton could progress to South Dublin Badminton Club. South Dublin Badminton Club welcomes adult beginners and improvers, and has become a home to members of the Whitehall Junior Badminton Club as they progress. The club started in September 2014, in the first year the club had 19 registered members. The club had its first AGM in May 2015, and a committee was elected. In September 2015 the club has 43 registered members and continues to grow in 2016 and beyond.
The club meets on a Tuesday night from 8pm to 11pm and on Sunday afternoon from 5pm to 7pm for social badminton in the Terenure Badminton Centre, Whitehall Road. Beginners, Improvers Welcome. For information of our Summer Club, see our Facebook or you can phone us on
087 613 1432.
Mark Topping and Ken Edgeworth are the two qualified badminton coaches in the club. Mark Topping is a qualified Level 2 Badminton Ireland accredited coach. Ken Edgeworth is a qualified Level 1 Badminton Ireland accredited coach. The club offers members coaching throughout the season mainly through guided match play. Club coach Mark Topping chats about the low backhand serve and some pointers on successful serves on the video further down the page.
South Dublin Badminton Club currently competes in the Dublin District Cups & Leagues at Division 2, 4, 6, 8, 9 and 10 with mixed teams, women’s teams and men’s teams.
"Badminton is a racquet sport played using racquets to hit a shuttlecock across a net to the opponent(s). Although it may be played with larger teams, the most common forms of the game are "singles" (with one player per side) and "doubles" (with two players per side). Badminton is often played as a casual outdoor activity in a yard or on a beach; formal games are played on a rectangular indoor court. Points are scored by striking the shuttlecock with the racquet and landing it within the opposing side's half of the court. Each side may only strike the shuttlecock once before it passes over the net. Play ends once the shuttlecock has struck the floor or if a fault has been called by the umpire, service judge, or (in their absence) the opposing side."Read More
For more information on upcoming events within South Dublin Badminton Club you can go to our Facebook to connect with us or check out our Twitter feed at the bottom of the page.
For information and results for the Dublin Leagues and Cups matches, go to leinsterbadminton.com and click on the box. For more information on documents related to badminton including the rules of the Dublin League and Cups games, reports sheets and secretaries list copy this link and go to http://leinsterbadminton.com/ddlc-documents/.
Badminton Ireland, founded in 1899 is the governing body for badminton in Ireland. For more information on news, events, rankings, results and to find out the latest developments within the badminton community in Ireland go to badmintonireland.com