After 32 consecutive seasons, the Alnwick and District Badminton League has decided to mothball its 2012/13 season as teams struggle to attract players.
It was formed in the winter of 1980/1981 but has been forced to abandon the league.
Instead, it has been decided to try to create some interest in the sport by holding an open night on the first Wednesday for all players at Willowburn Leisure Centre from 7pm onwards.
The first session will be on Wednesday, October 3.
For details, contact Janet Tait on 07811881175; Bobby Hopper on 01665 510542/07821633426 or Ian MacKenzie on 07952716305.