13 Sep 2018, 6:56 a.m.

Latest: Groupon Nige Writes Well Thought Out, Reasoned E-Mail

Latest news from the Civil Service camp this morning is that Groupon Nige has written a polite, well structured and reasonable e-mail to another badminton club within the Bradford Badminton League.

A shocked spokesman for the yet unnamed club said today “When I saw the e-mail appear in my in box and Groupon’s name next to it, I immediately steeled myself for confrontation. I quickly opened the e-mail, readying myself for hours of back and forth jousting with regard to a match fixture but in all truth, I was pleasantly surprised.”

“The e-mail was well structured, set out in paragraphs, excellent spelling and exemplary punctuation throughout. He was polite in what he was asking for and I can’t fault it really. We all know Groupon Nige comes with an abrasive manner and can fall out with himself in an empty room so this was a real turn up for the books.  It looks like the days of opposing players threatening legal action against Groups is well and truly behind him now”.

The source added “Bravo Groupon – it seems you’ve turned a corner and are now a credit to the Civil Service badminton club!!”

11 Sep 2018, 8:52 p.m.

new season

Evening, new season has started and our first home match is Friday 14th September against wilsden.

Two courts for club night so you are welcome to join us 7pm start.

5 Sep 2018, 3 p.m.

Groupon Nige Jets Back Early For Clubnight

Breaking news this evening that Groupon Nige is to curtail his family vacation in Tenerife and will catch an early flight home to get him to his first club night of the 2018/19 season.

Speaking outside the Hotel Juan Carlos in Playa Las Americas, his long suffering wife expressed her disappointment but also relief that it is all over again for another year.

“Yes, we’ve had a nice time in Tenerife but I can’t wait to get home if I’m being brutally honest. On a normal working week, our paths rarely cross and the only times I have to speak to him is around 7:00 p.m. weekdays and sometimes on a weekend. Unfortunately, family holidays can really prove intolerable and he seems to be with me 24 hours a day at the moment. If he’s not jabbering on about Sportsganiser, taking selfie’s sat in the sea or drinking cheap Spanish lager, he’s filming uninspiring video clips of large tracts of baron beach that no-one are interested in”.

“I entered him into the hotel’s badminton competition but he lost to a kid from Milton Keynes in the first round and was back in 10 minutes. I then booked him on the island tour to buy me a day’s peace but they kicked him off at the first stop and stuck him in a taxi back to the hotel. Thank goodness these holidays only come round once a year”.

Groupon Nige was unavailable for comment as he’d just entered the hotel’s table tennis competition for the second time this week. The first ended abruptly after being disqualified for unsporting behaviour, ‘dodgy’ calls and standing on the ball after he’d lost.

5 Sep 2017, 7:28 p.m.


 All 2017/2018 fixtures can be found on



13 Apr 2017, 6:25 p.m.

presentation evening

Presentation Evening Friday 16th June 2017 - @ Shipley Social Club - Start 7:30pm

20 Jan 2017, 5:35 p.m.

Its time to fly home

Breaking news

Civil service 2nd men's win their second match of the season

1 Jan 2017, 10:49 a.m.

happy new year 2017

I would like to wish all Civil service badminton members a Happy New Year.

" The first week of January, gyms and yoga classes everywhere are packed with people who made New years resolution's to tone up. Its like sardines in there. Big sardines. But they are all gone by February."

Well forget about yoga classes, Friday night club nights are back this week start time 7pm as usual. Make the effort to get down there.

7 Nov 2016, 7:48 p.m.

Lesson 1

As our first teamers struggle to put the nests up and taking them down after a match I've asked sicknote to demonstrate,

7 Nov 2016, 5:34 p.m.

Coaching Master class by Groupon Nige

Lesson 12: the art of the line call

7 Nov 2016, 4:45 p.m.

Christmas do

Hey folks the dark nights are here and Christmas is just around the corner.

The big question is "is Groupon going to suggest it and then take his bat home again and leave everyone in the lurch like he did last year???

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