- I am not a member. May I still play at the Club?Yes! Bring non-marking, court shoes and visit us during our business hours. The first time is free, otherwise the drop-in rate is $12.50+tax per person, per day.
- What are the official laws of badminton?
- How do I keep score?The winner of each rally earns one point, regardless of which side is serving. Games are played to 21 points. At 20 -20, a side must win by 2 points or reach 30 points first, which happens first.
- Do I have to reserve a court?Nope! In the event that the courts are all full, for doubles we will rotate for 20 minutes or two games (whichever comes first), and for singles, either one game or 10 minutes. Having a rotation system allows players to mix and match more flexibly, which is something we encourage during open play.
- What should I wear?Any active wear will do. However, only non-marking indoor court shoes are allowed on the gym floor. This means your shoes cannot be black on the bottom, they cannot mark up the courts, regardless of color. Running shoes are outdoor shoes and will not work on the court surface
- How do I know if my shoes are non-marking?Non-marking shoes are shoes that do not mark the courts. Typically, any indoor court shoe will be non-marking, such as indoor basketball, racquetball, or squash shoes are non-marking. The store clerk should be able to tell you which shoes are non-marking. In addition, it should say somewhere on the box or on the shoe if it is non-marking. All badminton shoes are non-marking, so those are the safest shoes to purchase for badminton.
We specify that black soled shoes are not allowed, as those are the ones that typically mark up the courts. However, there are white soled shoes that do mark up the courts. So, make sure the shoes are non-marking versus only looking at the color of the shoe.
- Do I need to come with a partner to play?Nope! Whether you’re dropping in as a guest to play or a member of the club, you are not required to come with a partner to play doubles. You can usually find players at the club ready to pair up to play some games. We encourage players to mix and match and play with a variety of players.
Registering for any of our doubles ladders on Monday, Wednesday, or Thursday are a great way to guarantee you have a partner to play with. You can create an account on Badminton America, our online ladder software, here: Badminton America.
- This sport is new to me. How should I get started?The best way to get started is to simply get onto the court and play! You may start by familiarizing yourself with the basic rules, and then just play on a regular schedule. If your looking to sustain your game, play 1-2 times a week. To improve more quickly, we recommend playing at least 3 times a week.
- I would like to improve my skills. What are my options for classes?We provide group lessons for adults and juniors. Our coaches also provide private lessons. All private lessons are scheduled individually by the coach. Our coach’s pricing and contact information may be found here: Private Lesson Information
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- I want to host a corporate team-building event at the Bellevue Badminton Club, do you have any special packages for coporations?Yes we do, depending on the size of the event and time of day. Please contact email@example.com for details.