Friday, 23 August 2019

September Start for Badminton (& Bowling)

Today’s newsletter is unusual in that it’s a BADMINTON newsletter that also talks about BOWLING.

            The 2019-20 badminton season is fast approaching. We hope you have had a good summer and are looking forward to playing badminton again.
            Opening day is Tuesday Sept. 10th and closing day is Tuesday June 23, 2020. Play nights run most Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 9:30 pm.
            Fee options are as per last season, as set out below. All fees should be paid before going on court to play. We encourage all players to come out as often as possible so that there is a good variety of players and games every night.

Fee Options for Memberships
Full Season Membership: $80 for adult (players over 18 year s old),
$40 for juniors (players under 19 years old).
Half Season Membership (Session #1, Sept 10th to Jan. 30th): Adults @ $45, Juniors @ $25.
Half Season Memberships (Session #2, Feb. 4th to June 23rd): Adults @ $45, Juniors @ $25.

Fee Options for Nightly (Pay by the Night) Players
Adults @ $5 per night; Juniors @ $2 per night.
Nightly players can convert to season/session members at any time of the year. They will be credited with half of the nightly fees that they have already paid within the season/session when they convert.

            One of last year’s badminton club members, Dan Bazinet, has been brave enough to take a major gamble -- he’s purchased and renovated the defunct bowling alley in Tweed. It’s now called “Tweed Lanes”. It too will be starting up in September.
            Our badminton club has an unusual connection to bowling -- in our early years of operation we received a major boost in attendance when Tweed’s bowling alley shut down and many bowlers looked to badminton for an alternative social night out.
            Perhaps our club can reciprocate and help Tweed Lanes. There are players in our mailing list who have not been very active badminton-wise over the past few years. It's possible those players would be interested in bowling and can give Tweed Lanes the boost it needs for a good startup -- hopefully while continuing to support our club too.           
            Dan’s phone # is (613) 919-9549; email is; and website is


See you on court.
The Executive
(Terry M., Pres.; Dave. C., Director; Andy D., Director)

Monday, 3 June 2019

Info re the next 2 Thursdays

Just letting you know that badminton on Thurs. June 13th will be in the small gym. 
As well, remember that there’s no badminton on Thursday June 6th.

Hope to see you on court,


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.

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.