April 2023 (Adult Club) - The regular badminton season for this year started on Monday 20 February. The cost for casual play is $10 per night. Our Full Membership Fee for the regular season is currently set at $30 - to be reviewed again at the next AGM.
The club's Annual General Meeting will take place on Monday 8 May, during that evening's Club Night.
Covid-19 Update: The Government's current stance for Covid, means unfettered play on Club-nights and all related Club and Regional competitions.
April 2023 (Junior Club) - Unfortunately, due to the recent resignation of our Junior Coordinator, our Junior Badminton sessions have been cancelled for the 2023 season. If this position changes, we'll provide a further update here. In the meantime we're advising all current and candidate junior players to consider using the Waikanae Club's junior sessions, which take place on Tuesday evenings at the Waikanae Memorial Hall (Refer to Waikanae contact details in "Useful Links" below).
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.
Horowhenua Kapiti Badminton Association Website - This link will take you to the Homepage of the Horowhenua Kapiti Badminton Association. Please note that the HK AGM will take place at 7.30pm on Wednesday 15 March at Chris Burt's home (157 Otaki Gorge Road, Otaki).
Waikanae Badminton Club Facebook Page - This link will take you to the public Facebook page of the Waikanae Badminton Club . 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. 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: "email@example.com").
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).