Swallow Badminton Club

Swallow Badminton Club is a Saturday morning club located in the basement Gymnasium of the Adult High School at 300 Rochester Street, Ottawa, Ontario

SWALLOW BADMINTON CLUB   

*** The 2017-2018 Early Bird (May 1st to May 31st) membership registration is now opened for current members! ***

 

Welcome!

A message from the former President

"I consider myself very lucky to have joined this club when I first moved to this city. Over the past 5 years, the Swallow Badminton Club has consistently been a great place to play badminton and meet very inviting people. I would encourage all badminton enthusiasts to drop by and check this club out for themselves. Playing at Swallow Badminton Club will certainly be a missed part of my routine." - Meng Koh

    

Location: Ottawa Adult High School at 300 Rochester Street, Ottawa, Ontario 

 
 
Our 2017 - 2018 Badminton Season Details
 
Drop-insGuest players are limited to two per session once the club is at capacity.  We would like to ask that all guests email the club in advance if you wish to join a session. The guest fee is $7 per person, per session (there is no charge for insurance). Please bring exact change for the guest fee.
 
Session Times: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Saturday mornings (for excluded dates due to public and school holidays, see below)
 
Contact: Our email address is swallowbc@yahoo.ca please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns. 
  


About Us
 
Swallow Badminton Club is a Saturday morning club that has been in operation at the Ottawa Adult High School since the mid-1970's. We are affiliated with the Ottawa District Badminton Association (ODBA) and hence, members can participate in all Ontario Badminton Association (OBA) sanctioned tournaments.
 
There are a number of members who have been part of the club for many years. About half of our members play at an intermediate level. Our members know each other by a first-name basis. We emphasize recreational games and we are glad to share and offer valuable experience and assistance. 
 
 
Goals and Objectives 
 
* We emphasize the social aspect of the game;

* We welcome young and old players;

* We welcome players of all levels;

* We organize special club events for Christmas and Lunar Calendar New Year celebrations; and

* We will accept up to 45 members for the 2017 - 2018 season.

 

Not sure this club is right for you? Drop-in as a guest player and if you decide to join, your guest fees from your last two visits will be credited towards your membership fees (if space is available).

 

Executive Team for the 2016 - 2017 Season

 President

 Vinh Luu

 Treasurer

 Ron Chow

 

Our executive team is elected annually. We ensure every club member has an enjoyable playing experience with sound and transparent financial management of the club's affairs.

 


Facilities and Game Play

We use a queuing system to ensure an equal amount of playing time and game challenge for all players. 

* At our club, we play doubles style games on 4 courts and rotate every 15 minutes.

The gymnasium has a high ceiling, is well lit, and has well maintained hardwood flooring. 

Nylon shuttlecocks (Yonex Mavis 300) are provided for game play.

Changing room facilities are available to members and guests.  

 

Session Times:   Saturday mornings, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (noon)

 


Season Schedule: 

The 2016 - 2017 badminton season will run from September 17, 2016 until May 27, 2017

There will be no badminton session on the following dates in red due to statutory and school holidays:

 


 

Club Fees and Rates (2017 - 2018)
 
 Number of Sessions

TBD

 Membership fees

$125

 Guest fee per visit

$7

 Swallow Badminton Club Membership application form: (pdf)


* NOTE: 

** The minimum age for the Junior membership status is 16 years of age. Proof of identification will be required during the submission of membership forms. Junior membership is between the ages of 16 and 18.

** All junior members will be required to wear protective eyewear (safety glasses) at all times during game play and off-court practice. This requirement will be enforced.

** Protective eyewear is optional for adult members but highly recommended.

** For more information, visit: http://www.badmintonottawa.com/Eyewear.php  (Ottawa District Badminton Association).


Location and Getting Here

(From Google Maps)

The school is situated immediately on the North side of the Queensway-Preston St. overpass. The school has a large soccer field and playground area at the corner of Gladstone and Preston St.

Badminton courts are located in the basement gymnasium, one floor below the parking lot via the side building entrance or parking lot entrance. 

Parking is free for club members and guests during game hours at the school's designated parking area. 

 

 

The Ottawa Adult High School at 300 Rochester Street, Ottawa (See map above), is accessible by public transit and also offers parking on-site.

 

 Note:

The OC Travel Planner is a helpful tool to help you plan your route to and from our club.

 


Other Badminton Links and Information


 Badminton Training

 - Soong Badminton Academy (http://www.soong.ca/)

 Badminton Information: 

 - Ottawa District Badminton Association (ODBA)  (http://www.badmintonottawa.com/)

 Capital Badminton Club

 - 53 Northgate Street, Ottawa (http://ottawacapitalbc.webs.com/) 

 The RA (Recreation Association) Centre Badminton Club - 2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, Ontario  (http://www.racentre.com/raweb/E/Sports/badminton.html)


  

 Swallow Badminton Club

 


  This web site is posted on a complimentary Internet location and updated on a voluntary basis. 

  Updated : April 2017


 SBC is accepting new members for the 2011-2012 season.
 
(October 2011)  Few membership spots remain open Swallow Badminton Club.   Bring a friend and play some badminton at SBC for a session or two.  Guest membership fees apply.