CLUB PROGRAMS

The dynamic RA Badminton community runs programs on a weekly basis. Badminton members with a valid membership are eligible to join any of the club programs listed below. 

 

Playmaker Program
Tuesday - Thursday Nights 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Its intent is to promote interaction between social and intermediate players during evening hours, by having the designated Playmaker set up games at the right competitive level for each player. The program will also help introduce new members to other players and to the Club’s way of using the Play Board. 

 

Morning Badminton Program
Monday - Friday 9:00am - 12:00pm

The morning program is available to Club members five days a week; this program is to encourage social play and fun competition. The morning program is divided to allow playtimes for both our recreational and more advanced players, please see breakdown below. 

Monday, Wednesday & Fridays – All six courts will operate with a continuous changing play board.  After each doubles game, each person rotates up and the top person chooses the next players.  There will be no singles play and no pre-arranged games regardless of how busy the courts are.  (Primarily using feather shuttles.) Each player contributes one at start of play.

Tuesday & Thursday – Generally more recreational, courts 4, 5 and 6 will operate with a continuous changing play board.  After each doubles game, each person rotates up and the top person chooses the next players.  There will be no singles play and no prearranged games on these three courts. (Nylon shuttles generally used.)

Courts 1, 2 and 3 are available for singles play, drills and pre-arranged games.  If these courts become full, players will rotate off at the end of each game or 20 minute drill session to allow those who are waiting a chance to play as well.

 

Doubles Ladder
Monday Nights 7:40pm - 10:00pm

The purpose of the Doubles Ladder is to promote more competitive play and to allow players to gauge their badminton proficiency in comparison with others. The doubles ladder is on Monday nights starting in September and goes until the end of March. All six courts are used for this program and play starts at 7:40 pm sharp.

 

Women’s Doubles Ladder
Sunday 10:20am - 12:00pm

The purpose of the women’s doubles ladder is to promote doubles play for the more competitive players and to allow players to gauge their badminton proficiency in comparison with others. The women’s ladder is on Sunday mornings starting in October and goes until June, Three courts are used for this program and play starts at 10:20 am sharp.

                

All Ages Play Time
Saturday 6:00pm - 11:00pm & Sundays 10:20am - 5:00pm

Courts are open to all Adult, Student, Weekend and Junior members. The intent of the Program is to provide playing opportunities for all members. Junior members under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an Adult member. Court times are shared with other members who may not be playing with Juniors. If people are waiting to play, the use of the Play Board is mandatory to provide equal playing opportunities to everyone.