65th Jubilee Plate Tournament (Cancelled) - Our plans to run the latest Jubilee tournament have been thwarted, following repeated Covid-related postponements.
1 August 2022 - A Special General Meeting of the Paraparaumu Badminton Club was held on this date, during that evening's Club Night. The meeting focussed on the need to revamp our Fee structure, and asa result of a vote taken by all attendees, it was agreed to raise the weekly subscription amount $10.
February 2022 (Adult Club) - The regular badminton season for this year kicked off on Monday 21 February. The cost for casual play at that time was $5 per week, but this was raised as a result of the Special General Meeting $10. Our Full Membership Fee for the regular season is currently set at $30 - to be reviewed again at next year's AGM.
Covid-19 Update: The Government's recent announcement that Traffic Light restrictions for Covid have now been withdrawn, means unfettered play on Club-nights and all related Club and Regional competitions.
February 2022 (Junior Club) - Our Junior Badminton sessions did not take place last year, due to a vacancy in the position of our Junior Coordinator. However, that position has now been filled, and the weekly junior sessions resumed at the beginning of Term 2 in 2022.
December 2018 (Global and Association) - New rules for Serving came into force globally from this date, and have subsequently been accepted by Badminton New Zealand. Rule 9.1.6 the whole shuttle shall be below 1.15 metres from the surface of the court at the instant of being hit by the server’s racket. Check out the Video.
A Fad, or Here to Stay ? (Global) - AirBadminton (check this video) is an ambitious new development project, which has been designed to create the ability for people of all ages and skills, to play badminton on hard, grass and sand surfaces in parks, gardens, streets, playgrounds and beaches around the world. As an adventurous Club, we're keen to trial this new initiative, and report back on our experience. The specially designed shuttles required for serious outdoor play, have just become available for testing, which we'll do shortly. We'll provide an update on how this testing goes, just as soon as possible.
Skill Development & World Badminton News
For those of you with a wider interest in Badminton, here's the latest news from the Badminton World Championships.
Waikanae Badminton Club Facebook Page - This link will take you to the public Facebook page of the Waikanae Badminton Club (Active). They play every Tuesday from 7.30pm to 9.30pm, at the Waikanae Memorial Hall.
Paraparaumu Badminton Club Facebook Site - This link will take you to the public Facebook page of the Paraparaumu Badminton Club (Inactive at present). The intention for this location, is to increase the level of Social dialogue between the Club and Club Members.
SportsJam Website - This link will take you to the SportsJam website (Active). SportsJam are responsible for organising Youth and IntraSchool Badminton programmes and events, and are of potential interest to us - either in terms of participating in their activities within the region, and/or as a potential source for future Club members.
Other Badminton in the Area
There's badminton for anyone with free time on a Tuesday afternoon - including older members of the community, at the Waikanae Memorial Hall, from 1.00pm to 3.00pm on Tuesdays. Contact Paul for more details (E-Mail: "firstname.lastname@example.org").
Another informal badminton group meets from 11.00am to 1.00pm on Sundays - also at the Waikanae Memorial Hall. This is a mixed skill group. Contact Shally for more details (Mobile: 027-801-8107).