Monday, 13 May 2019

This season’s last month of badminton. - What is the club’s future?


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.

Many thanks,

Terry Mandzy, Pres.
613-473-5662
mandzy.2@gmail.com

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Changes to Badminton Schedule

Please note the following changes:

- 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.

Monday, 4 March 2019

No Badminton During March Break

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.

See you on court,

The Exec.

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Feb. 21 and Feb. 28 Round Robin Badminton

  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 round robins.

See you on court.

The Exec.

Monday, 21 January 2019

Jan. 22, 31, and Feb 5th


Please note the following:

1) Tues Jan. 22nd is a Round Robin (RR) Night. 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 round robins.

2) Jan. 31st badminton has been cancelled because of a school dance. The Belleville Badminton club will welcome adults at Quinte Christian High School on that night provided its gym hasn't been cancelled.

3) Jan. 31st was scheduled to be the last night of this season’s first session of badminton. The second session starts on Tues. Feb 5th. Starting on the 5th, those who haven’t paid for the full season need to pay the session fee of $45 for adults or $25 for juniors (players under 19). Nightly fees must be paid until the session fees are paid, and half the nightly fees paid in the session will be credited towards the session fees. Nightly fees are $5/$2 for adults/juniors.

See you on court,

The Exec.