to Boston Area MA and Southern NH Badminton Clubs
This is the latest info, updated 31-Dec-15.
The 2016 Winter Season starts 4-Jan-16 and continues through 30-Mar-16. Known skipped nights are 15-Feb-16 and 17-Feb-16. Play is on both Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30 (a new earlier start time) to 9:30 p.m., and the season has a total of 23 nights. By prepaying for the season, you save almost $5 per night, and this is both preferred and recommended. The season cost is $175 for an individual or $345 for a family. Signing up for the season is for both nights of the week, unlike how this operated in previous years. Nights not used in the Winter Season will be made up applied to the Spring Season.
The club is trying to get some Friday nights to play, but it will be on short notice and be pay-as-you-go.
There is a $12 per-night drop-in fee for an individual or $20 for a family. Please bring a check or prepay online; cash cannot be accepted.
This club has room for new players from beginners to advanced. All ability levels are welcome. We are friendly, inclusive, and a recreational level program. But we are also pleased that some of our players have done well in tournaments.
See Doug Deyoe, the coordinator at the door for details and costs, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now in its 14th year, those persons who come for even one night tend to come back again and again due to the sense of community and healthy supportive challenge fostered by members of the program. "We even say "excuse me" when you are hit by a smash!!"
This activity is held from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. at the Corey Gym, accessible from the lower Church Street entrance of the Carlisle, MA Middle School. The address of the Middle School is 88 School Street, but please use the Church Street entrance and parking lot.
As one of the fastest sports, badminton combines agility, speed, stamina, and coordination into one demanding discipline. Come join this recreational club program, the largest in the area. Peer instruction and support are offered. Although this is an adult program families are welcome, no person under 16 is permitted unless with an adult and permission of the coordinator. Bring own racket and sneakers to wear (no street footwear on courts). Shuttles provided. Space availability for walk-ins is not guaranteed. Nights not used for Fall can be carried over to the Winter/Spring Season only.
Players of all levels are welcome, from beginner/recreational to experienced/advanced. Peer instruction and support are offered. The club continues to invite all persons who have an interest in learning to play and those more advanced who are willing to mentor newer players. Doubles play is primary and singles are available if no one is waiting. The emphasis is to get exercise and have fun and to have an enjoyable and challenging time in a supportive setting, while improving skills and techniques.
Bring your own racquet, or use one of the club racquets. Bring your sneakers to wear - no street footwear should be worn on the courts. Plastic birds are supplied, and you are welcome to bring and use feathered birds. There are six courts with painted lines. There is plenty of time to play. This is one of the largest clubs in the area. The ceiling is high, with good visibility. Doubles play is the norm, but singles play is possible when space permits.
There are two options for paying fees:
When there is non-dry weather, all players are strongly urged to bring a separate pair of footwear for play.
If you want to be on the club's email list, write a note to Doug at email@example.com; once on, it is hard to get off, according to Doug.
You can view a map showing where the club meets.