of the Third Age,
The Badminton Group has now been established for a number of years.
The initial notice stated that the Group was for "third age players...if you are, or were, a badminton player, or would like to play, please get in touch..."
This concept is still valid today and new members are always welcome.
We are not competitive (there are no league tables etc) but play for the enjoyment of the game. Playing badminton is also a fun way of keeping fit.
If you would like to join the group of happy people in the photographs, please contact Wendy Bramley.
Organiser: Wendy Bramley (01341 242706)
Venue: Leisure Centre, Barmouth.
Time: 2pm until 4pm every Friday.
(Excluding School Holidays)
The U3A Badminton Challenge
Every few weeks we have to report Of activities on the Badminton court The players are lovely and all try their best, But writing something different each time - now that is a test. Singing for Fun travel near and far, To theatres and concerts in which they can star They sing to an audience whom they try to please So to write different things can be done with such ease. U3A Walking Group travels our mountains and dales Their articles have photos of beautiful Wales The pictures show views with a wonderful sight About such varied subjects, it's easy to write. Our U3A Stollers also travel afar Using the bus and occasionally car They attract many members with smiles on their faces It's easy to write about these different places. The Book Group are clever and analyse writing Tragedy, comedy and topics exciting, They write magazine contributions with splendid reviews, Explaining literary critique and up-to-date news. So to Norma and the Writing Group we just had to ask If they would help us complete the Badminton task, We've no doubt they'll try - but let's not forget, It's just a shuttlecock to-ing and fro-ing over a net…. The first response - last issue - came from Norma -so pretty, She composed an appropriate amusing ditty, But the Challenge is widened for all to write something better Submitting different Badminton articles for each Newsletter!
A Spectator's Love Song
by Norma Stockford
Miss Wendy B, Miss Wendy B I've watched you play badminton, down by the sea Your tall slender figure when you dance round the court Sets my heart all a'flutter as you lithely contort Miss Wendy B, my dear Miss Wendy B Won't you please come outside and join me for tea? For months I have watched you from here by the door As you play every Friday from 2 until 4 Backwards and forwards the birdie is soaring To-ing and fro-ing while I stand adoring My heart's in my mouth as you follow that shuttle So lissom and sylphlike so slender and supple You snake through the court like a slithering reptile Then leap in the air for that feathered projectile With forehand and backhand you slice and you spin Your absolute loveliness I can hardly take in Scoring point after point in mixed doubles or singles My hair stands on end and my skin fairly tingles Very soon I just know I'll go down on one knee To ask for your hand my most dear Wendy B As soon as game's over I'll ask you Miss Bramley To come home with me and meet all the family But what's that .......... you cannot return all my kisses? Your title's not Miss but you're Rod Bramley's Missus!