March 2021 (Adult Club) - The summer badminton season will commence on Monday 22 February 2021. The cost for casual play from that date is $5 per week. Our AGM will take place in a few weeks time, when we'll confirm the Membership Fee for the regular season.
Covid-19 Update: Our part of the country will be at Alert Level 1 when this week's Club Night takes place. We will running badminton as planned. Contact tracing is supported via a QR Code poster for use with authorised Tracing apps on mobile phones.
Februaryu 2021 (Junior Club) - Junior Badminton will resume again at the beginning of term 2 in 2021. It will take place at Kapiti College old gymnasium. School years 3-7 will run from 5.00pm until 6.00pm, and school years 8 and above, will run from 6.00pm until 7.00pm. The cost per session is expected to remain at $3 per week.
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 2019.
Levin Badminton Club Facebook Page - This link will take you to the public Facebook page of the Levin Badminton Club (Active). Club Nights for the 2021 season have commenced. Levin's Club Night is on Tuesday from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Covid-19 Update: This Club is active, with the new season underway.
Waikanae Badminton Club Facebook Page - This link will take you to the public Facebook page of the Waikanae Badminton Club (Active). Club Nights for the 2021 season start in March from 7.30pm to 9.30pm, at the Waikanae Memorial Hall. Covid-19 Update: This Club is active, and this year's season is expected too start on Tuesday 16 March.
Waikanae Junior Club - The Junior Club at Waikanae caters for kids from 7-14 years, and will resume it's 2021 season in March. It is also held at the Waikanae Memorial Hall on Tuesdays, running from 6.00pm to 7.30pm. Covid-19 Update: This Club is active, and this year's season is expected to start on Tuesday 16 March.
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. The 2021 season will start on 16 March. Contact Paul for more details (E-Mail: "email@example.com"). Covid-19 Update: This Club is currently active.
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).