We have players from all walks of life and backgrounds, various age groups (students to seniors), and skill levels.
Our main restriction is that you need to be 14 years and over, and have some basic badminton experience. The club is not suitable for those who want to learn how to play. Players younger than 16 will also need to be accompanied by an adult to and from the venue.
To get an idea of the club’s suitability, the club’s typical mix of players is shown below.
Find Your Level
Our player standards definitions can be used to help you fill out our sign up form. 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 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. Typically less than 15 hours court time. Able to strike the shuttle, but struggle with getting to the shuttle on the move. Shots are often hit under-arm only and in an upward direction.
For those beginners who 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.
Players who are willing to persevere for a couple of sessions tend to find that they improve and enjoy themselves a lot more. The club has a friendly environment so there is no need to feel intimidated. If you still feel this way, chat to one of the committee members who will help look after you.
If you want to learn badminton or have less than 5 hours court time, the club will not be really suitable for you due to the way the club operates.
The club is only suitable for beginners with at least some basic badminton skills. 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.