How it works

Wellington Badminton Club plays on Thursdays at the Badminton Hall in Hataitai. We welcome visitors: just turn up with some non-marking sports shoes and a racket (we have a couple of loaners, and rackets can also be hired at the shop). We play from 7pm to 10pm from early March through mid October.

We welcome adult players of all abilities, both those who are interested in joining the club, and those who are just interested in coming down occasionally for a game.  Please note that we normally only accept players 16 and over, though exceptions can be made based on ability (junior players, please look here).

When you arrive, go to the desk, where you will be registered on our system and given a grade. We make up games of doubles with a changeover approximately every 12 minutes. When you hear the bell ring, please check the board for your name. If you’re on, check which court and who you’re playing with, then go along and introduce yourself.

When you’ve had enough, simply tell the people on the desk that you’ve had enough (but maybe after one last game!).

We provide free tea, coffee, milo and biscuits in the kitchen at about 8.30pm, and some players migrate upstairs to the bar at about 9.30pm for a chat and a tipple.

Club Fees

Here are the club fees confirmed for the 2017 season:

Seniors $240 ($190 for returning members)
Students $190 ($140 for returning members)
Senior players (65+) $190 ($140 for returning members)
After 1 August 2014 $120
Visitors $15
Late Visitors (after 8:30) $8
Visitors becoming Members Up to 5 visitor fees can be deducted from the subscription upon joining.
Interclub Fee (entry fee only) Team entry fee divided by the number of players.

Desk roster

Date Supper/Desk Desk Bar
April 7 Craig Keryn
April 14 Peter Thomas
April 21 Daniel R Daniel F-L
April 28 Dane Natasha
May 5 Oliver Janis
May 12