Havant Hornets (or Havant Junior Badminton Club) is a friendly and welcoming badminton club for young people aged from 6 (yes 6) to 16 years old. We recently welcomed two more new members to the club, which now means we are full to capacity at this moment. Check Club Membership below.

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Team : Joel Francis, Sam Jones, Callum King, Finn Saunders, Amy Chapman, Ellie Darlington, Hannah Grant, Annie Lado, Angelina Wong
Playing against Berkshire was always going to be a tight match and from the start it might come down to the first 4 mixed matches. Playing at a strange venue, there was no home advantage. Pairings of Annie & Finn, Sam & Angie, Joel & Ellie and Callum & Hannah – put Hampshire 3-1 ahead – perfect.
The Berkshire boys were strong and the singles were tough games with the first 3 games going Berkshire’s way. However, everyone found themselves on the edges of their seats watching a mighty battle for the 4th singles game. Havant Junior Badminton Club’s Callum King put absolutely everything he had into the games – and with some massive rallies – He showed his uncompromising fighting spirit. He worked hard for every point, never giving up and won 3rd deciding game 21-19!!! Definitely game of the day – well done Callum!
The Hampshire girls won all their singles leaving the team leading 8-4 going into the doubles.
All doubles were honours shared leaving Hampshire the final victor’s at 12-8. Well done Hampshire, some very important points gained in this match that could have quite easily been a draw.
Havant Junior Club member Callum can be seen far right in the back row.

Club Membership One of our ideals is that no one ever sits out during attendance on club night. Because the membership has reached full capacity of 64 players it is now necessary to start a waiting list for those wanting to join us. However, PLEASE don’t let this put you off applying for membership as the team is looking at ways to accommodate everyone. Remember that as current members get older they frequently leave for pastures new leaving spaces for new members. NOTE - Names are added to the waiting list strictly in order of application received date so PLEASE get your name down without delay by emailing or calling Maggie Phillips.

I really enjoyed this video & recommend it as being well worth 2 minutes of your time. Perhaps we could incorporate some simple trick shots into club night for those who want it - what do you think?
/Brilliant Trick Shots

HOW FIT do you have to be? - Check out: -
Longest Ladies Doubles Rally - 255 shots!!! /Ladies Doubles
Longest Mens Singles Rally - /Men's Singles

What a Rally from England's Men's Doubles Pairing - Follow this link /Fantastic Rally

Annual Club Tournament 2017
All members & visitors please note that the club’s annual tournament is now in the planning stage for the 2017 event. To ensure you get a place to compete in the tournament, get your applications in early. To secure your advance registration for the tournament - please contact Maggie Phillips on 07748570560 or email: magrphillips@hotmail.com. Visitors - please come back soon for a downloadable entry form. ALL of you HJBC club members can give your names to Maggie on club night. Everyone who is interested come and speak to us as soon as you can.

Super Star Visits Club
The club wish to thank Andrew Smith for his impromptu guest appearance at club on Monday 16th January 2017. Andrew is the son of our head coach Peter Smith who’s coaching skills took Andrew from a very young age to become an England super star by 2008 when he represented us in the Beijing Olympics.. Andrew stayed England’s no 1 singles player for 5 years in succession and reached the dizzy height of No 10 in the world rankings.
At club he was an inspiration to the youngsters helping with the coaching for the full two hours. Below we see Andrew with up and coming club member Josh Rennie. We invite Andrew to visit us at anytime when he will be made very welcome. Perhaps next time we can take a 10 minute time out for a member’s Q&A session. Thanks again Andrew – pop in anytime at all.

Coached by the clubs head coach Peter Smith & David Hunt, Tanya is a regular visitor to us and helps with coaching the young players. Tanya is a B.E. accredited Level One coach and in 2015 she was Ranked England No 47 in the ladies singles category. During her visits, even at her young age, she brings a wealth of competitive experience to the club members. Come on Tanya, we all look forward to your visits – hope to see you soon.

The new equipment purchased as a result of the sponsorship from Havant Lions is proving a GRRREAT success. All of the new Yehlex YX3000 rackets (see above) are being used weekly, mainly by the very young visiting players who are just "having a go" at Badminton for the first time.