Fitness and fun for everyone

80 Boudreau Rd, St Albert, AB, Canada T8N 5N4

780 460 2441

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The David M. Folinsbee Memorial Tournament

I would like to congratulate all participants and volunteers for an exceptional tournament last weekend.

Please click here to view the results.

 

Junior Programs

The Friday evening  Junior ladder will resume November 10th. Open to members and non-members.

Please click here for the 2017 Red Willow Badminton Club Fall instruction program. Private lessons can also be booked with coaching assistant Andrew Piven.

 

Wednesday Doubles Ladder

Due to the number of participants the registration and withdrawal time has been changed to 6.00pm to allow draws to be made by 6.30pm.

 

Mike Semeniuk Sportsmanship Award

Congratulations to Edwin Mah for being awarded the Mike Semeniuk Award for 2016.  Please email nominations for 2017 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

In 2007 a plaque was acquired to recognize players who demonstrated good sportsmanship on the badminton court. Akiko Ogata was selected for 2007, Eric Reid in 2008 and Brent Daviduck in 2010. It seems that the Semeniuk Award was lost track of in the years 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014. We are bringing it up to date by recognizing the following players for good sportsmanship:

2009 - Garry Marler

2011 - Lin Lindeman

2012 - Jolie Hamel

2013 - Barb Biggs

2014 - Jim Luttrell

2015 - Anne Emberly

2016 - Edwin Mah

2017 - Email nominatons to badminton@redwillow.

 

Court reservations

Members and guests may reserve courts for two hours. Reservations are on the even hour. Only one advance reservation is permitted, and regardless of whose name a reservation is made under, no player can be included in more than one booking. Reservations are confirmed on the website under schedule. Members and guests may phone the club (780-460-2441) to reserve a court, or they can do it by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or in person.

Drop-in times

Reservation is not required on Tuesdays 7 to 10 pm or Fridays 9:30 am to 12 noon. You don't need a partner for these drop-in sessions because there is always someone to play with. Regular guest fee is charged (see below) and we can provide "loaner" rackets and court shoes to new players. If you want to acquire your own racket & court shoes our pro shop has an excellent selection at reasonable prices.

Private lessons

Would you like to improve your badminton skill level? At RWBC we can show you how to do it! Private lessons are available from coaching assistant, Andrew Piven. The fee is $40 per hour plus GST for members.  For non-members the fee will be $50 per hour plus GST for a junior Lesson and $55 per hour plus GST for a senior lesson. Shuttles must be provided by the student.

Important rules

Clean shoes must be worn on court. Small pebbles or soles that mark the floor are a big problem! When entering the club outdoor footwear must be left in the front hall. Food or beverages cannot be brought into the club without management approval. Food or beverages are not permitted in the playing area, with the exception of capped water bottles. Broken feathers must be placed in the white cups attached to the net posts.

Monthly membership dues

Family (must be related and living in same home) $80
Adult (born in 1945 to 1997) $70
Senior (born in 1945 or earlier) $60
Junior (born in 1998 or later) $50
Non-resident (residing a minimum of 100 km from the club) 50% of dues in any category

GST will be added. Payment of membership dues is made via electronic funds transfer (EFT). Payments are processed on the 3rd banking day of each month unless notification of resignation is received by the 15th of the previous month.  Membership requires a minimum 6 month commitment. It is the responsibility of the member to cancel a membership, we do not give notification after the minimum 6 months has passed.

Please click here for the 2017 Red Willow Badminton Club membership application form.

Daily guest fees

Family (must be related and living in same home) $25
Adult/Senior (born in 1996 or earlier) $15
Junior (born in 1997 or later) $10 except for Friday ladder when guest fee is $15.

Guests who decide to become club members are advised that one guest fee that they pay in any month will be credited to membership dues if they apply for membership before the end of that month.

Pro Shop

We have a good stock of Yonex, Victor & Black Knight rackets priced from $45 to $250.Court shoes - RWBC pro shop carries a selection of excellent court shoes made by YONEX & VICTOR. We have approximately 100 pair in stock priced at $59 and up.

Red Willow Badminton Club depends on the patronage of our pro shop in order to maintain membership dues & guest fees at current levels, so anyone involved in the sale of badminton equipment or a racket stringing service is ineligible for membership or guest privileges at RWBC. It is our policy to match prices quoted by all other authorized retail sporting goods dealers.

Racket restrings

Full restring costs $36. We use YONEX BG 65 - .70 mm white string and ASHAWAY ZY MAX 67 red string. We guarantee our restrings until the string is worn out in the center, so if you break a string due to a mishit shot close to the frame it will be replaced free of charge while-you-wait (5 minutes) Minimum charge of $5 for repairs to rackets which were originally strung elsewhere than at RWBC.

Grip wrap

We can grip wrap any racket in Yonex white GRAP for $3.50 or colored GRAP for $4.00, or you can buy a package of 3 wraps in various colours for $8.00 and grip wrap it yourself. Each wrap can be split into 2 badminton grip lengths.

Shuttles

We recommend Yonex Aerosensa 40 shuttles for all levels of play. These can be purchased from our pro shop for $3 each or $36 per dozen. Although this is the most expensive shuttle available, it is worth the price because of the quality of play provided. For maximum benefit you should discontinue playing with a shuttle when one (not 10) feathers are broken. Watch the video on the instruction page to learn how to replace a feather.

Ladder nights

Monday 7 to 10pm - singles

Wednesday 7 to 10pm - doubles

Friday 7 to 9pm - junior singles

Ladders are not just for experienced players. Ladders are not a tournament, champions are not declared and there are no prizes awarded. These are organized games that anyone can play. It's a great way to make new friends, get some good exercise and improve your court strategy. Participants must provide their own feather shuttles which can be purchased at the pro shop.

Members and guests can register for a ladder by email, telephone or in person until 6:30 pm when draws are made. A list of registered players can be found on the schedule page of the redwllow.ca website. Lineups are carried forward from week-to-week, so additions & deletions are required by 6:30pm on a Monday and Friday and by 6:00pm on a Wednesday. Please check the website. Participants who expect to arrive at the club later than 6:45 should phone 780-460-2441 to be sure they are included in the draw.

Ladder draws normally provide 3 best-of-three matches, but depending on the number of participants a draw may provide more or less than 3 matches. If there is a large entry, matches may be only a single game, or two games (no third game when there is a 1-1 tie.) Players are not required to complete the full draw. If you must leave early just let us know in advance so we can rearrange the draw.

Club Hours

clubhours

Monday 4pm to 10pm
Tuesday 4pm to 10pm
Wednesday 12pm to 10pm
Thursday 4pm to 10pm
Friday 9:30am to 9pm
Saturday 10am to 6pm
Sunday 1pm to 6pm

 

Red Willow
Badminton Club

80 Boudreau Rd. St. Albert AB T8N 5N4

780-460-2441

email - badminton@redwillow.ca

www.redwillow.ca

 

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from St. Albert Trail/Highway 2 (St. Albert Centre/The Bay)
go east on Bellrose Ave. to Boudreau Road
turn right (southbound) at RCMP
club driveway is next door to the firehall.

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