Southeast New Brunswick Badminton Club


1. Gym Rules

  • Jeans and sandals are not permitted.
  • Proper athletic clothing and appropriate non-marking indoor footwear are required. Outdoor shoes cannot be worn on court.
  • Avoid walking on the courts and near the courts during rallies and games in progress.
  • Foul language may result in a suspension of your club membership.
  • Do not disturb the activities in the gym before each badminton session starts.
  • Assist setting up badminton nets at the beginning of each session.
  • Assist in taking down the badminton nets at the end of each session.
  • Put your membership tag on the white board when ready to play.
  • Put your membership tag away when you are done playing for the evening.
  • Do no lean on the net to have a chat with the players across the court.


2. Game Board Rules

1- When you arrive at the gymnasium or after having played a game, the member must put his tag at the bottom of the waiting line on the board.


2- The player at the top of the waiting line chooses a team as per the rules described below.


3- You are not allowed to skip a player of your own category (with exception of rule 5), but you can do it with another category. You have the option of accepting to play, or not.


4- If a player declines to play on a team consisting solely of players from his own category, that player must go to the bottom of the waiting line.


5- The player at the top of the waiting line may choose to play doubles or mixed doubles. This player may skip a player of his own category in order to make the desired setup, but not skip a player of his category who would make the desired setup. Doubles including 3 men and 1 woman or vice-versa are also allowed.


6- Singles play will be allowed only after 9:30 and when:

a) The number of places available on the courts exceeds the number of waiting players.

b) There are not enough players of your category and players of a neighbouring category refuse to play doubles. The selection is done in the order of the waiting line.


7- If 2, 3 or 4 players wish to play together, they can group their tags in vertical position in the waiting line. If the desired team can’t be done without skipping another player of the same category, the players must move down their tags to the position of the lowest team member in the waiting line this is permitted after 9:30 only.


3. Rules applying to guests

Not sure if you will like it or not? Come and try a session as guest for 5$; you can then make your decision.

1-     Guests must pay the person in charge, identified on the game board, before they get their guest tag. They must sign the Guest Book.


2-     Guests have no colors.


3-     If a member brings a guest, they can combine their tags together at the beginning.

4. Colors

The Club has 4 colors to classify members: 

 ·       Green (beginner) (+1/2 years of regular play)

A green player is practicing the basics shots (front hand shots, back hand shots, long shots, short shots, etc.) and developing techniques on how to play, serving the bird, returning the bird. Most of the game is focused on keeping the bird in air, over the net and within the court limits.

·       Blue (Beginner/intermediate) (2-5 years of regular play)

A blue player can now easily perform all the basic shots. The players is aware of the other player, he/she is now trying to create opportunities. He/she is able to give the opposing team a challenge by not giving them an easy way of returning the bird. Long shoots, drop shots and smashes are more frequent and more intense.

·       Orange (intermediate/advance) (5+ years of regular play and formal training)

An orange player is constantly trying to make a point using long shots, drops shots or smashes from any position on the court. He/she is also constantly using the attacking and the defensive position; responding to the position of the bird and responding to the opposing team stance. The serving of the bird also plays a bigger role in the game; deciding, from the start, what stance to use. Most of the game is played by moving form an attacking position to a defensive position.

·       Yellow (advance) (5+ years of regular play, formal training and competes in tournament)

A yellow player masters all the badminton shots, including all the advanced shots; long shots, drop shots, serves, smashes, back hand smashes, fakes and brushed shots. All shot are performed from anywhere, with more intensity and with pin point accuracy. The yellow player can react to any situation, making the games more intense. A yellow player doesn’t miss a shot; he/she is forced to miss a shot by the opposing yellow player. Small errors are costly and will decide the faith of the game. The player will also use the opposing team’s weaknesses. The entirety of the game is played attacking the opposing team.