Smash Badminton Club Rules and Policies
- Please be courteous to other club members/guests.
- Please leave outdoor shoes at the door. Only indoor shoes are allowed in the gym.
- Please check-in with one of the administrators when you arrive. If you do not have a membership, you will need to pay the drop-in fee ($5).
- Please bring your own badminton racquet. Shuttles will be provided.
- No food or drink other than water allowed inside the gymnasium.
- Please stay outside play area if you are not playing and when walking through the gymnasium to prevent injury. Beware of stray shuttles.
- Please be ready to leave the gym by the designated end time. This means packing up and changing a few minutes before end time.
- Play with clean and non-marking shoes only; per City of Edmonton Gym User Policy, these cannot be outdoor shoes. To avoid any injury, we highly recommend badminton shoes.
- Keep warm ups short. (i.e. please don’t rally for longer than 5 minutes)
- When at least 4 other players are waiting, limit your play to one game using 21 rally point scoring OR 15 minutes for non-game playing.
- Please use our queuing system if there are more than 2 full courts waiting.
- Games must be played as doubles/mixed doubles. However, if there are any open courts, singles games or training (15 mins) will be allowed unless a queue develops.
- Refund is at the discretion of SBC Admins and will be considered only for extenuating circumstances. The amount of refund will be prorated.
- Please help with set up of the nets and poles if you are there early enough. Your help is much appreciated, and everyone can start playing sooner!
- Ensure you pay before play. It will become chaos at the end when taking payments if another gym user group comes in. The janitor will also appreciate this.
- Try not to play with the same group the whole session. We encourage you to play with anyone and everyone!
- Balance the teams if possible; games will be more fun and challenging that way.
- Be courteous, don’t smash it at someone’s face if you know they can’t defend. Give weaker players a chance; keep it challenging but not impossible.
- Take the opportunity to provide coaching, tips, or tricks to new players. We all benefit from a continuously improving community.
- There are ways to improve your own game, even if you think it’s not challenging. Use these opportunities to work on things like footwork, strategy, shot placement, awareness, anticipation, etc.