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.
Terry Mandzy, Pres.