In 1992 a number of badminton enthusiasts in Schuttrange asked the local authority if they could use the school sports hall in Munsbach to play their favourite sport. An official club with the necessary statutes was quickly set up and lines for 4 badminton courts were marked out in the hall. The initial interest from the village and beyond was quite overwhelming: soon the club boasted some 80 members of many different nationalities and a thriving junior section.
Immediately after it was founded Badminton Club Schuttrange joined the national federation FELUBA in order to compete in both the senior and junior competitions and after a few seasons was able to field two senior and two youth teams. The latter succeeded in winning quite a number of prizes in the national cup and league competitions, as witnessed by the impressive collection of trophies on display in the president’s house.
We are proud to point out that several of our ‘home-grown’ juniors went on to play for national division teams, the most remarkable example being Robert Mann, who is the first and, so far, only professional badminton player from Luxembourg and currently ranked no. 167 in the world.
From the outset our club has tried to reconcile competitive and recreational badminton by bringing players of all levels together. Making everybody feel welcome has always been one of our guiding principles and has helped to create a friendly club atmosphere where young and old can have fun competing with each other.
Over the years the club has enjoyed the continuous financial and logistical support of the communal authorities. The opening of the new sports hall some years ago greatly improved our facilities so now – even more than before – our club is open to new members of any standard.