Welcome to Senior clubs!
If you are looking to play lots of badminton regularly in a very friendly environment, at a level most suited to you from beginner level to premier level ( E grade to A grade) , at a most economical cost to you, you have come to the right place. Our Centre is the biggest and best facility in the country with most flexible systems & efficient management to give you badminton club play experience & enjoyment.
All administration matters, club management are computerised and its a very user friendly system. Absolutely zero politics environment and our policy is that ” come, play, enjoy “. Grading assessments are done on a regular basis and you have opportunity to move up the ladder and play games according to your level. We operate through out the year except during Xmas & New Year holidays. Turn up anytime, play the number of games you wish & sign out any time you wish to finish.
Visitors: Feel free to turn up on any of the following club days to try out the club play experience.
All the following club sessions operate at the NZ Badminton Centre, 443 East Tamaki Road, East Tamaki.
|Howick Senior Badminton Club:||Monday||7 – 10 PM||All levels , Age 16+|
|Manukau Senior Badminton Club:||Tuesday||7 – 10 PM||All levels , Age 16+|
|East Tamaki Senior Badminton Club:||Wednesday||7 – 10 PM||All levels , Age 16+|
|Li Ning Senior Badminton Club:||Thursday||7 – 10 PM||All levels , Age 16+|
|All-Stars Badminton Club:||Friday||7 – 10 PM||All levels , Age 16+|
|LC Family Badminton Club:||Saturday||7 – 10 PM||All Levels , Age 10 + & Adults|
|Botany Senior Badminton Club :||Sunday||7 – 10 PM||All levels , Age 16+|
Membership fee :
Visitor fee: All Clubs : $10
Single court membership: Free Multi-court(3) membership: $50 Court account setup fee: $15
What to expect in a club environment
A must for all members
Club night game format
Club grade Rank assessment
Club free coaching
Free coaching registering
What Not to expect in a club environment
Its a dedicated modern badminton hall with 13 badminton courts, and 2 Table tennis courts, International standard PVC rubber mats flooring, excellent lighting, Ample car parking , 200 seating facility around the courts, Club Lounge, Men’s and women’s showers, On-site pro shop for all your badminton needs, On-site professional coaches, On-site Caf?, Event rooms, Resident manager, Computerized on-line court booking facility, Senior, junior, Midweek, Premier clubs, high performance training sessions, group & individual coaching, Reception and staff facility during week days & most after hours, Open 7AM – 11PM 365 days. Arrangement could be made for court usage outside those hours.
The special features of NZBC Senior Clubs
The badminton centre is located in a very secure, safe, popular developing area of East Auckland.
Traveling to and from the center from anywhere and Parking facility is made easy and excellent.
The center is manned and supervised 24hrs/day by resident manager and safety and security are fully ensured for all players. Security cameras operate through out the centre premises and high security is maintained at all times.
Computer systems and software programs are developed and customized to suit the needs of the junior players.
Every player has equal opportunity and time of play on & off the court.
The center has a fully functional reception area and parents and players can visit anytime during working hours or most after working hours for all their administration needs of enrolment, payment, receipt, tournament etc.
The center has fully functional and regularly updated website for everyone to be aware of all the events and programs of the center.
First Aid, Ice pack facilities are always available during session times.
Onsite pro-shop with professional advisers always available to meet the needs of the players/parents.
On site professional coaches are available for players to consult and organize special coaching & training programs.
Cafe is available for players to buy food, drinks, water etc.
All players are able to set up private court booking facility free so that they are able to book courts during non-club times and play with their family and friends.
How does the clubs operate
All players sign in the club computer on arrival.
Self warm up of casual hits on the courts for 15 minutes.
Games are scheduled in the computer for every 15- 18 minutes approximately depending on the number of players on the night.
Players get to play more games with similar grade players and few games with higher or lower grade players.
Ranking games are organized on a monthly basis approximately or as & when needed and scores collected in order to rank the players.
Depending on the level of players the ranking games will be either half court singles or doubles.
If the attendance is low on any particular club day, the players will make up their own games and rotate among them by giving equal chance for everyone to mix and play.
Expectation from players
Players must demonstrate high level of conduct & behavior during the whole session on & off the court respecting fellow players.
Players must follow the rules and guidelines of the game and the club/center at all times.
Players must have non-marking badminton shoes.
Food or drinks must be consumed outside the court areas.
When a member is signed up for 1 club/week membership, Can he attend any other club nights?
If a member is signed up for one club day he is eligible to attend that particular night free. When he attends any other club sessions he/she will have to pay the visitor fee of $10. If a member is needing to be able to attend 2 or 3 or 1 of the 2 or 3 sessions then he would be required to take up a membership for 2sessions/week or 3 sessions / week accordingly. Then his/her names will be added to those club sessions for him/her to attend free.
How do we monitor which member is eligible to play in which club night?
All membership details and eligible club sessions are controlled by a computerized data base and the eligible names of a club session will only be available for sign in at any session. If a members name does not appear in a club session he/she can only play as a visitor.
Can a member transfer his membership to a different club night?
If there is a valid and genuine reason, a member may apply to transfer to a different club night. This must be done prior to attending that particular club night and the name transferred to the new club night.
How many games each member get to play during a club session and how often a member gets to rest during a club night?
Generally every club member is expected to play minimum 2 turns in a row unless unexpectedly high number of players turn up to a particular club session. Depending on the number of players attending regularly the number of courts will be booked in advance. Total number of members to each club session will be limited based on average attendance and available number of courts.
How do you ensure that everyone get to play equal number of games and get to play with similar level of players?
The computer system designed will ensure that all players will have equal opportunities on the court and games are scheduled accordingly to allocate similar level players playing mostly together. Generally all players will get to play more games with similar level players and less games with players above or below their level.
How does the grading or ranking system work so that players will get to play with similar grade players?
All players are graded accordingly into grades such as A1. A2, B1, B2, C1, C2, D1, D2, E1, E2 and the names are color coded.
The game scheduling system will generally follow the grading and the ranking within the grading to make up the games. On & off there will be couple of games organized on a random basis where lower level players will have a chance to play with higher level of players. Players can apply to be upgraded in the grading/ranking system.
Allocation of grades and ranking will be by assessment, past grading from their previous club or tournaments, feedback from other players, half court singles and doubles games.
How do you handle a new member?
A new member’s grading will initially be by self assessment and feedback from other known players. After a few weeks of play a formal trial will be organized before allocating a grade and ranking or grade will be assigned after a regular grade assessment games which takes place once in 2 months
Is the membership fee refundable if a member decides to withdraw?
Generally the membership fee is non refundable unless a member has some genuine reason of long term injuries or moving out of town permanently etc. In such cases the member will pay for the number of weeks passed at the visitor’s rate and if there is any balance left that will be refunded. Members not attending club sessions are not eligible for any refund.