About DIOK

D.B.V DIOK is a student club which combines sportmanship and social fun at its best. For people who have played badminton for years and people that want to try out badminton for the first time, DIOK is the place to be. DIOK is one of the larger student sport clubs of the Netherlands and has teams at every level of local and national competition. Throughout the country we are famous for our traditions of baking cakes at home matches and self-designing our team shirts. Training is given at every level by our famous trainer Ron Michels (who has played at the Olympic Games). He does not only train the competition teams, but the beginners group as well. Thus even the beginners will be learning the proper techniques and tactics quite quickly.

Besides training, there is also a group of recreational players, who can play on every Thursday evening. DIOK has a club evening every Thursday from 21:00 till 23:00, where every member of all levels can play with and against each other. You can watch other people play and chat with other members of DIOK while having some candy in the meantime(which is always supplied by the board of DIOK). For new members this is a nice opportunity to drop by some time and see if DIOK suits you. There is always a board member present where you can go to on this evening and they will answer all your questions.

DIOK organizes three tournaments every year where all members can go to. These are the ISBT (International Students Badminton Tournament) for students all over the world, the official Gluttel tournament and the BTUTK (University Championship) for all University Twente students and friends/family. DIOK also attends many other tournaments throughout the country or even further away. DIOK is not only about playing sports, which becomes clear by looking at our logo: the Gluttel. The Gluttel is a glass and a shuttle combined, and symbolizes the sportsmanship and fun within the club.

The Event Commission organizes at least one event each month. These events vary from a Christmas dinner to a cocktail evening. Like the story above? Drop by some time. We hope to see you soon. For further questions, you can e-mail info@diok.nl.