Format of Play
How We Play
You don’t need a partner. During the first couple of hours, the games are scheduled by computer to ensure everyone has their share of court time and a mixture of games.
For the remaining time, players are free to make up their own games, or even play a singles game if a court is available.
Games are scored using the current Rally Point Scoring system.
Points are won after each rally and the game is played up to a minimum of 21 points with a winning margin of at least 2 points.
If the game finishes prior to the alarm going off, players can continue with the current game or start a new one.
To ensure the smooth running of games, minimise wastage and handling by many players:
We use our computerised scheduler to match players based on grade. Learn more.
Should the game be one-sided, you may swap partners after the game ends.
You can request to be partnered with someone, but we cannot always guarantee it.
You can also wait until the end of the scheduled game rounds (around 10 pm), where all players are freely able to play who they wish.
As we are a social badminton club, we expect players to be open to playing games with players of all levels. This includes playing mixed doubles. If you find this unreasonable, then it is likely the club will not suit your needs.
During most nights, players will have to take turns sitting off. This means a 15 minute rest between each game.
If you think there may be a mistake, you may kindly bring it to the attention of the organisers.