We have players from all walks of life, age groups (students to seniors), and abilities. The club’s current mix of players is charted below.
You need to be 14 years and over. Minors need to be accompanied by an adult to and from the venue.
You need a few months badminton experience. The club is not suitable for those who want to learn how to play.
Find Your Level
If you are filling our sign up form, the descriptions below can help you select the correct grade. Players will often find they fit somewhere in between two categories. If in doubt, assume the lower category.
Your standard is used to determine what matches you are assigned. You may also be placed in games of higher or lower standard during any session depending on the player pool.
Top players in all aspects of the game with no discernible weaknesses. Able to play all shots with a high level of consistency and very few unforced errors.
Badminton WA equivalent: Open, A Grade
Strong club players with many years of experience. Able to play the majority of shots well including steep powerful smashes and strong backhands. These players also make use of deception, possess good footwork, and on-court awareness.
These players have typically spent many hours on the badminton court and are potential badminton addicts.
Badminton WA equivalent: A Reserve, B Grade
Sound club players with a competitive edge. Able to put up a good fight and return most shots. These players have honed their skills over several years but there is often room for improvement. Typically, smashes lack power, backhands are weak, and shots can be inconsistent and inaccurate.
These players typically look to improve their own standards in a social but competitive setting.
Badminton WA equivalent: C Grade
Social players who typically have more than a year’s worth of badminton under their belt. Able to consistently execute basic badminton shots and sustain rallies. These players still are working on their control and power. They typically lack footwork and struggle to play backhand shots.
These players generally aren’t too concerned about winning or losing, but enjoying themselves socially or getting some exercise.
Badminton WA equivalent: D Grade
Casual players who have played badminton on and off before, but mostly in a recreational environment. You’ll need to be able to sustain a rally and have accumulated more than 15 hours of badminton practice.
If you haven’t played in a while, we recommend you brush up on your skills before attending the club to ensure you get the most out of your time at the club.
If you want to learn badminton or have less than 15 hours court time, the club will not be really suitable for you due to the way the club operates.
After a quick warm up, the club goes straight into playing scheduled games. This makes the club unsuitable for those who want to learn badminton, as there is very little time in which you can practise your shots and learn the rules.