Please note that there’s
no badminton on May 16th and June 6th. As well, this
season’s last night of play is on Thursday June 2oth.
What is the club’s future?
Attendances over the past
6 play nights have been unusually low, ranging from 5 to 8 players. On 5 of
those nights there wouldn’t have been enough players for doubles, had 2 of the
players not turned out because of sickness, injuries, weather, work and family
commitments, or holiday plans, etc.
The club needs higher
turnouts as a margin of safety to assure nightly play always takes place. This
season’s membership, and turnouts in general, are about 2/3 the size of the
previous season which was already smaller than its preceding season. The
smaller the size the greater the dedication needed to keep the club going in
the face of other demands everyone faces.
One of the main purposes
of the club is to provide members of Central Hastings and its surrounding
communities, regardless (almost) of age and skill, the opportunity to play
badminton and get its benefits - socializing, fun, laughter, healthy exercise,
and sense of accomplishment.
I’ll soon be asking the
school board to renew our permits for another season of badminton. Hopefully enough
of us will be in a position to give badminton higher priority in the face of
life’s other demands and will come out to the club more often.
Is keeping the club going
worthwhile from your perspective? Please let me know.
- This Thursday, March 28th, there will be a late 8:00 p.m. start because of a school event. We will be able to play late until 10:00 p.m.
- On Tuesday, April 9th, there will be no badminton at all because of another school event.
- On Thursday, April 11th, we will be hosting guests from the Belleville Club and will run a Round Robin Night. Players age 14 and over are eligible to play in the round robins provided they can play until 9:30 if necessary. They must sign up for the RRs by 7:20 p.m. at the latest. There will always be regular play for those not wanting to play in the round robins.
Please note that there will be no badminton at our club next week on March 12th and 14th because our school closes for March Break.
However, Belleville Badminton Club's Quinte Christian School at 138 Wallbridge Loyalist Rd. will be open for adult badminton players on those nights. Nightly guest fee is $5, with play running from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Please note: the next two
Thursdays, Feb. 21 and Feb 28, will be Round Robin (RR) Nights in expectation
of visitors from the Belleville Club. (Weather permitting of course!) Players
age 14 and over are eligible to play in the round robins provided they can play
till 9:30 if necessary. They must sign up for the RRs by 7:20 p.m. at the
latest. There will always be regular play for those not wanting to play in the