Sunday, 3 May 2020

Update re impact of Pandemic on Badminton

The school will definitely be closed to the end of May, and probably for an undetermined period afterward. Let us hope that vaccines are developed to protect us before September rolls around so that a new season of badminton can be restarted safely in the coming school year.

In the meantime, try to keep safe and in touch with friends and family. I wish you success in coping with the realities and challenges the pandemic has introduced to your situation in life.

See you on court ... eventually!

Best regards,


Saturday, 14 March 2020

Cancellations due to covid-19

You may already know that Ontario has closed all publicly funded schools until April 5th because of Covid-19 concerns. That means our club will be closed too until the school reopens. Belleville's club will also be closed, so playing at the Quinte Christian school is no longer an option.

I'll eventually update you about whether or not the school and club badminton will restart after April 5th.

Take care,


Wednesday, 11 March 2020

No badminton at our club during March Break

Please note that there will be no badminton at our club on Tues. March 17 and on Thurs. March 19 because the school will be closed for its March Break.

However, there will be adults-only badminton on those nights from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Belleville Club, at Quinte Christian High School, 138 Wallbridge Loyalist Rd. Belleville Club's nightly guest fee is $5.00.

In the mean time, see you on court tomorrow.


Tuesday, 4 February 2020

No Badminton tonight, Tues. Feb 4th

Tonight is the first night of the second session of badminton at the Centre Hastings Badminton Club.

However, there will be no badminton tonight because the gym's lighting will be on/off intermittently while electricians try to fix the school's backup power system which has failed again.

See you on court Thursday


PS: You'll be emailed should the problem require Thursday's badminton to be cancelled.

Friday, 3 January 2020

January Badminton & Coaching

I hope you have had a good Christmas and are looking forward to playing badminton. Come out and burn off some of those holiday calories!

There will be two late starts in January:
-- on Tuesday, January 7th, our first night of play starts in the small gym at 7:30 PM with transfer to the large gym being possible at 8 PM (or sooner if we're lucky).
-- on Tuesday, January 14th, play starts in the small gym at 7:00 PM with transfer to the large gym being possible at 8 PM (or sooner if we're lucky).

Coaching: If you go to the club's website calendar (via you will see that most play nights now show that 6 to 7 PM is available for coaching of junior players. The coaching is prearranged by the students with Henry Toews who is willing to coach adults on a prearranged basis too.  He can be contacted at 613-395-5798 and at

Wishing you a happy new year and looking forward to seeing you on court,