do i need to be a member to play?
If i am a guest do i need to register every time i play?
Yes. Your registration only covers one session. You need to register for every session
do i need to bring my own racquet and shuttles?
You are welcome to bring your own racquet, however we have some you can use if you don't have your own. We supply feather and plastic shuttles
What if i'm not a very experienced player?
We welcome players of all abilities. There are always different skilled players in the club, and our court allocation system means you can choose to be matched up with players of your ability.
do you play singles and doubles?
We only play doubles matches due to court constraints and the number of people attending each session.
how much do i pay and how do i pay?
Court fees for guest players are $15. You can pay at the beginning of the session. Please note we only accept credit card.
Court fees for members are $11.00
do you play every thursday and sunday?
do you play at any other venues?
At the moment we only play at Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre in Albert Park.
i am trying to register as a guest an i don't see the date i want to play
There could be three reasons you can't see the date you want to register for;
1. We are not playing on that date. Check the Playing Calendar to confirm.
2. Registrations aren't open yet. Registration usually open six days before the session.
3. The session is full. We only have 6 places available for guests for each session.
What if I've never played badminton before?
If you have never played before or you are a beginner, we recommend that you seek some basic coaching before you come along. Our club has several accredited coaches. If you would like to get in touch with them please email us.
Do I need my own racquet and shuttles?
We have racquets for you to borrow, we also supply high quality feather shuttles to use.
Do you have dedicated Female sessions?
All of our sessions are mixed and we welcome all people and gender identities. If you prefer to play on a dedicated ladies night, check out the Shuttlecats
Where can I find you on Facebook?
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