Welcome to the website of DSBA-USSR

United Shuttles Smashing Right (USSR) is the student badminton club of Technical University of Delft (TU Delft). It was founded in the summer of 2006 and is formally recognised by TU Delft and part of the Delft Student Sport Federation (DSSF) in the sports centre of TU Delft.

USSR is a student-run association with players of all ages and nationalities. Most members are TU Delft students or graduates but everyone is welcome to join, you don’t necessarily have to be associated with TU Delft.

We offer weekly badminton training on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Training is provided on different levels, so whether you’re a beginner or expert, you will fit right in! Next to playing badminton, USSR is also a great way to meet and interact with new people. Social events are organized about every month such as dinner parties, casual drinks, bowling, etc.

If you’re interested in joining us, don’t hesitate to drop by on Tuesday evening and talk to our members! You can also find our contact information in the menu bar.

Racket strings

We have already discussed rackets in general and how to recognize counterfeit ones. Today, in the last of this 3-part series about badminton rackets, we will dive into the part that repels the shuttle
Counterfeit rackets

Last month we talked about the technical properties of badminton rackets. Today, I would like to address the counterfeit industry when buying your rackets.

Counterfeits are best avoided by purchasing
A guide to badminton rackets

Finding the correct racket that fits your play may be difficult. There are lots of brands, types and series of rackets, which may become overwhelming to choose from. This guide discusses
Geldrop Open Tournament

It seems like an eternity ago, but there was a time when tournaments could still be played. On the 7th and 8th of March the ‘Geldropse Open Kampioenschappen’ were played, in Geldrop oddly enough.
Panache Tournament

The weekend of the 29th of February a large group of USSR players traveled all the way to the other technical university of the country to play the Panache tournament. This tournament is spread out