December 1911

comyn, hThe magazine for December 1911 would have been prepared in November and the season is well under way - forthcoming tournaments announced include the Middlesex Championships, the Dieppe tournament, Surbiton, the South of England, and one restricted to members North of the Tay, the West of England moving to Bath, also the Scottish moving to Edinburgh for the first time, while an Open Tournament in Llandudno is planned.

A fine new hall has been installed at Surbiton and an evening of exhibition matches was arranged to mark the occasion. Mrs, Larcombe gave a fine display after 5 years out of first class badminton.

It is reported that numerous enquiries regarding the official shuttlecock have been received – the reply that there is no special make adopted - any make of straight-feathered shuttle conforming to the rules laid down is acceptable – the choice for the All England will be left as late as possible to avoid anything calculated to produce a monopoly.

The issue contains three profiles, Mrs, Gill of Scotland, Mr. Abbatt* of the Ealing Club, and Mr, Comyn, featured in our picture, also playing for Ealing.  Also notes from Scotland and Ireland. This reminds us that the Badminton Association was the governing for badminton throughout the world – it was not until 1934 that the International Badminton Federation was founded.

An article on the problems for beginners wanting coaching especially in country areas is highlighted, but no solution to the problem is put forward.

Up to date tables in the London League are included.

* - see also early players - click here.