Clonaslee Badminton Club is seeking to expand its membership to welcome players of all levels from across Laois and Offaly.
The club are are hosting an open night at 8pm on Thursday, August 24, at Clonaslee Community Centre.
Clonaslee Badminton Club is led by experienced, enthusiastic members who are eager to share their knowledge, support the development of beginners, and encourage those who’ve already put their skills to the test.
Despite the challenges presented by the pandemic, the fledgling badminton club has already achieved major goals, including a proud moment in January when the men’s team won the coveted South West Leinster Badminton League Men’s Grade 7.
The team also played a leading role in welcoming members of the Ukrainian community and sharing their skills during their stay in Clonaslee.
Now, looking ahead with a cohesive structure and a growing sense of momentum to increase membership, there is an awareness of the limited amenities in surrounding villages and areas where there are no badminton clubs operating.
Owing to excellent facilities at Clonaslee Community Centre, there is ample space to accommodate anyone who wishes to get on the court and embrace a sport that offers multiple health benefits, from reducing stress to improving heart function and muscle strength.
Playing aids weight loss, reduces the risk of diabetes, and a regular match is a means of increasing your lung capacity.
Club members believe “fun makes badminton the best sport” and they would “seriously encourage” anyone considering joining to attend the open night.
A spokesperson added: “At Clonaslee Badminton Club, we love starting a racket, so come to the village and hit us with your best shot.
“You’ll find friendly faces, craic, enjoyment, and an addictive means of getting fit with a dedicated group of teammates there for you on every step of your journey, all at a very affordable cost.
If you have any questions, you can find Clonaslee Badminton Club on Facebook, or you can call Darren (086 2761294) or Mary (086 8562873).