National Badminton Centre Courts

NBC Courts

Our 8-court hall is the home of the English national badminton team and provides the perfect setting for anyone to develop their game.

There are a variety of ways you can get involved in playing Badminton at the NBC

Book a court individually – pre book available court time for yourself be it for match-play, coaching or just a bit of fun.

No Strings Badminton – Whatever your reason for joining like-minded people on court, No Strings Badminton is our hugely popular ‘pay and play’ initiative that continues to delight players. Designed to suit around your schedule, you’ll come off that court feeling fantastic whether you’ve won, lost or drawn.

Club Badminton – We are home to diverse range of senior and junior badminton clubs, more information on many of them can be found at

Coaching – We offer weekly coaching and match-play sessions on Thursday’s aimed at beginner and intermediate players, these are led by a qualified and accredited coach. We also offer weekend group or club residential courses led by international coaches.

Membership perks

Wi-Fi is available in all areas of the centre

After an exciting game on court; wind down in our saunas located in spacious changing rooms, plenty of lockers are available for you to secure your belongings in.

The on-site Restaurant is open for a hot buffet breakfast every day until 10am for only £6. All members of the public can purchase tea, coffee and snacks all day from our Lavazza Vending Machines during our reception opening hours.


Watch all of the latest sport on Sky sports and BT sports in the bar and enjoy playing a friendly game of pool or table tennis. Drinks in the bar are served from 18:00.


Badminton Club Membership – £12.00 per year (includes discounted court rate).

Court Opening Hours

Monday-Friday 07:00-23:00 & Saturday-Sunday 09:00-22:00

*  At present, booking a court at the NBC is restricted to members only. Guests are welcome at a rate of £2 for adults or £1 for under 18’s. Use the link below to become a member of the NBC badminton club.

Update 29/10/2021 – Drop-in sessions now running

We are currently running a number of sessions for players to just turn up and join in. Our ‘No Strings’ sessions are organised by a dedicated No Strings co-ordinator, our ‘Open Matchplay’ sessions not facilitated. There is no need to book for either type of session, just turn up!

Daytime drop-in sessions 11:30-13:30

Monday               Open Matchplay                                             £5.50 NBC members, £6.00 non members

Tuesday               No Strings Badminton (co-ordinated)           £5.50 NBC members, £6.00 non members

Wednesday        Open Matchplay                                              £5.50 NBC members, £6.00 non members

Thursday             No Strings Badminton (co-ordinated)           £5.50 NBC members, £6.00 non members

Evening drop-in session 18:00-20:00

Monday               No Strings Badminton (co-ordinated)           £5.50 NBC members, £6.00 non members

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