December Updates

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Special shout out to Carl Chan for taking the time to photograph our club.  The pictures turned out great!  When you see him, show your thanks with high fives, fist and/or chest bumps and “Hey, you’re swell!” comments.  He’d be more than appreciative!  These photos have been posted on our website.  Thanks so much Carl!  If there is a photo that you’d rather just keep for your personal collection rather than on our site, not a problem!  Let me know!  I’m happy to remove it on request.

There will be no badminton on Dec. 26 or Dec. 28 due to holidays.  To see our calendar, visit https://miltonbadmintonclub.org/calendar/.

Happy Holidays and a Happy 2018 to you and your families!

MBC Christmas

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Badminton Updates

Hi Team,

We’ve been getting many questions in the club about the below mentioned issues.  We’ll huddle next Tuesday to further address this items.

Winter Membership:  We are not taking new members at this time as membership is currently full.  Should membership open in the future, the public will be notified via our website and email to our followers.

Guest Policy: Guests are welcome to join us for play so long as there are 6 or less members waiting.  This is put in place to maximize court time for members.  Guests will be asked to leave should the wait line exceed 7 players.

Shuttles: Membership fees are set to accommodate the return to Yonnex birds.  We aim for approximately 1 new bird, per court, per night.  New birds can be retrieved from Vinu, Saki, Wendy or Leanne.

Please be courteous of others and DO NOT remove birds from the court or place them in pockets for play later in the night.  Should a member be found removing birds or pocketing them, membership will be revoked.  This will be strictly enforced.  Should members bring their own birds, please initial or mark them on the inside in order to distinguish personal birds from club birds.  Please address any questions about this directly to me (Leanne).

THE BOARD SYSTEM – please follow these simple rules and be courteous to others

  1. When a name reaches the top of the “Queue”, it is that member’s turn to pick.  Please DO NOT pick on behalf of someone else.
  2. When picking a game, a member must select 3 additional players from the top 10-15 players in the queue.
  3. Pick balanced games (e.g., 4 blue players, 4 red players, 2 red players and 2 blue players).
  4. If a player is picked but would rather wait for a different game, that player’s name falls to the bottom of the queue.

FRIENDLY REMINDERS

  1. All our members are good people!  Please show courtesy and respect on the court.  Don’t forget that we are all here to have fun!
  2. Only ‘pick’ a game if your name is at the top of the queue.  DO NOT pick for someone else.
  3. “Wait 1” and “Wait 2” should be filled at all possible times to ensure as much play time as possible.  Due to our limited facility time, please pick games quickly to avoid leaving any court(s) unattended.  Try to avoid picking someone who just played with there are other members waiting.

Should you have any questions, please leave a comment on this post or email us using the Contact Us form found here: https://miltonbadmintonclub.org/contact-us-2/.

Colour System and Time Change

Last night was a great start to the season!  It was nice to see some old faces and welcome all the new ones!

Just a few updates:

Colour System:  We are taking this opportunity to advise you that we have changed the color system associated with the levels at the club.  There will be no self selection possible at this time.  If you feel that you are in a group that is either too strong or too weak for you then please advise one of the executives in writing via the “Contact Us” form found at https://miltonbadmintonclub.org/contact-us-2/.  There will be an opportunity for addressing these requests if required.   A method for doing so will be provided at a later date.

Time Change:  ​Our play time is being shifted to run from 8:30 – 10:30We have made it clear we are not agreeable to this change; however, the City has permits in the gym until 8:00 and now require a half hour to set us up.  This comes into effect beginning October 10, 2017 (next week).

Should you have questions, please leave a comment below or visit our Contact Us page.

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Winter 2017-18

Hi All,

Our Winter session begins October 3, 2017.  We are very excited about the new season and going back to our Yonex 300s!

Blackout dates for the season can be found at https://miltonbadmintonclub.org/calendar/.  Note that this calendar can be synced with your gmail account.

Guests are permitted to join as long as there are no less than 6 people waiting.  This was done in order to give our current members more court time!

If you have any questions, please add a comment to this post and I’ll respond to it as soon as I can.

Last night to sign up at the Velodrome

Just a kind reminder that tonight is the last night to sign up for the winter season at the Velodrome.  I’ll be there collecting membership fees from 8:00 – 8:30 PM.

The Summer Badminton season ends September 21, 2017.
Winter Badminton runs every Tuesday and Thursday at the Velodrome between 8:15 and 10:15 PM from October 2, 2017 to April 26, 2018.  Membership is $270 (non-refundable).
If you cannot register in person, you must contact Leanne, Vinu, Saki or Wendy to make alternate arrangements.
Please include the following information on the membership payment cheque:
  • Email Address
  • Name of Member (if different from the person who owns the cheque)
  • Self evaluation (beginner, moderate, intermediate)

Other information:

Yonex Birds: YES! We are going back to Yonex birds for the winter season!

Membership Cap:  We have a hard cap of 60 members for the winter season for 6 courts (last year we had ~120 members last year with 9 courts).  Membership will be granted on a first-come-first-served basis.  Membership spots will not be held.

Guests: Guests are welcomed to join at $10 per night up to twice per season to try out the club.  Guests will not be permitted if more than 32  members are in attendance.

Answers to your questions

Hi Team,

To follow up with the many inquires we are getting:

  1. Yonex Birds: YES! We are going back to Yonex birds for the winter season!
  2. Membership Cap:  We have a hard cap of 60 members for the winter season for 6 courts (last year we had ~120 members last year with 9 courts).  Membership will be granted on a first-come-first-served basis.  Membership spots will not be held.
  3. Membership Fees: I will be collecting membership fees at the Velodrome on September 14, 19 and 21, between 8:00 and 8:30 PM.
  4. Guests: Guests are welcomed to join at $10 per night up to twice per season to try out the club.  Guests will not be permitted if more than 32  members are in attendance.

Visit https://miltonbadmintonclub.org/2017/09/11/winter-badminton/ for more details.

Winter Badminton

The Summer Badminton season ends September 21, 2017.
We are currently accepting members for the Winter 2017-2018 Season.  Winter Badminton runs every Tuesday and Thursday at the Velodrome between 8:15 and 10:15 PM from October 2, 2017 to April 26, 2018.  Membership is $270 (non-refundable).   All blackout dates/schedule changes can be found at https://miltonbadmintonclub.org/calendar/.
Enrollment is limited and membership will be granted on a first-come-first-served basis.  Membership ‘spots’ cannot be held as demand is expected to be high.
Assuming we are not full, guests are welcome to drop-in for $10.
Payments can be made in person at the Velodrome Tuesdays and Thursdays between 8:15 – 10:15. Please see Vinu, Leanne, Saki, Carmen or Wendy to register.
If you cannot register in person, you must contact Leanne, Vinu, Saki or Wendy to make alternate arrangements.
Please include the following information on the membership payment cheque:
  • Email Address
  • Name of Member (if different from the person who owns the cheque)
  • Self evaluation (beginner, moderate, intermediate)
At this time, MBC is unable to accept e-money transfers.
Looking forward to the winter season!

MBC News: June 2017

Schedule Reminder: This is a courtesy reminder that there is no badminton this week.  Visit https://miltonbadmintonclub.org/calendar/ to view and sync your Google calendar with our play time schedule.   Don’t forget to check the schedule often as these reminders are not routinely sent out.

Summer Membership: We are still taking on new members!  Staring July 2017, Summer Season Membership is $120 for the remaining of the season (July – September 2017).  Spread the word!

Guest Fees:  We continue to encourage guests to drop-in and play with us!  Guests are able to play for $10/night.  Note that paid guest fees must be used within the given season (e.g., Summer 2017 guest fee must be used within the Summer 2017 season).

For any questions about this info, speak with Vinu, Wendy and Leanne.

Happy Canada Day to you and your families!

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