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Play resumed on 11-Sep-15. Due to increased gym rental cost, fees were adjusted as the season began. The walk-in fee is now $8, and the seasonal membership from mid-March through May is $50, which averages about $6 per night with payment in advance. See the flyer for details.
The current session of 2015-2016 consists of 9 evenings from 18-Mar-16 through 27-May-16, skipping Good Friday and school vacation week. The hours are 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
The school custodian has requested that the members, youngsters, and any attendees NOT to come and go (in and out) of the school premises frequently during the practice hours. The school will reserve the right to shut the door so people who go out of the building will NOT be allowed to come back in. He has also said the equipment which is in the gym cannot be used by attendees, such as kids and teenagers.
This very informal club meets nearly every Friday throughout the year at the Salemwood School at 529 Salem St. in Malden, MA. The school is closed in August for summer vacation, so there is no play in that month. The club does not meet on holidays nor when the school is on vacation or closed to due to the weather.
The club is organized by an Asian organization and thus many of the players are Chinese, but the club is open to all. This club is somewhat unusual in that youngsters (aged 5 - 15) are welcome to participate.
The gym has 5 courts. Two, on the left side of the large gym, and three on the right side. 21-point game rally scoring rules are used. You can read these rules here.
The fees for the previous session of 2015-2016 could be paid in one of two ways:
Please bring your own racquets and shuttlecocks. Beginning 5-Dec-15, here is how shuttles are contributed and used:
These are Malden Badminton Rules and Regulations,
last updated in January, 2008:
Please note the following safety rules and regulations effective immediately for participants for the MBC activities at the Salemwood School in Malden. These rules are in place to ensure that all participants/members can enjoy the activities in a safe environment which MBC provides. Thanks for your cooperation.
You can contact the club organizers via the club's e-mail address, MaldenBadminton@gmail.com, or you can call:
You can view a map showing where the club meets.
In case you are using a GPS system to get to the club, note that it may take you on Salem St., which is a smaller street than Route 60. You may find it useful to tell your GPS your destination is 31 Branch St. Here is how to get there using major roads:
A club flyer which includes Chinese writing can be seen here.