Badminton News


Badminton AGM Update


Due to unforeseen circumstances, our badminton AGM meeting was previously postponed and has now been confirmed for Thursday June 14 at 6pm. The location is to be confirmed. If have any questions, please email our Committee Chair, Carrie Yez at BadmintonCommittee@royalglenora.com.


Jr. Awards


We would like to congratulate all of our Junior Award recipients from our awards banquet held on Monday, June 11. The awards banquet provided us an opportunity to see and hear about the achievements of so many young athletes from all different sports across the Club. It is a great honour to be a part of the Royal Glenora Club recreation team, helping to bring up such amazing young athletes and leaders in the community. Congratulations to all.

We would like to thank the parents of our young athletes for your dedication and support of your children both on and off the courts. We are forever grateful for your time and efforts throughout the season in helping our young athletes get to and from practice and tournaments, your unwavering encouragement from the sidelines, and the continued support for the Royal Glenora Club Badminton team. Our team owes much of its success to your commitment.

I would also like to thank and acknowledge the amazing dedication and efforts of our coaches, Sam Kim and Nathan Osborne. Our coaches are dedicated and committed to seeing our young athletes succeed. We are extremely fortunate to have coaches that are so passionate, caring, and dedicated. I would like to thank them for all of their time and hard work both on and off the court which has been essential to the development our athletes and programs at the RGC.

Congratulations to the following award recipients:

  • Most Improved – Brodie Walsh and Isabel Cameron

  • Sportsmanship – Brody Yez and Christopher Scheurwater

  • Involvement – Ashley Cheung and Kris Shenoy

  • Outstanding Achievement – Kobee Seto, Brian Kong, Jakob Lau, Stephanie Cheung, and Johnna Rymes

Special Awards

  • Merlin Benevolent Society Award – Ellen Tam

  • Phil Allard Award – Johnna Rymes

  • Pauline Ingall Award – Nojan Mannani





 

Summer Programs


Don’t forget to register for our Summer Camp Programs! We have a full summer camp schedule with programs for all ages and levels. Come and join us for some more fun and challenges on the courts!
Check out the following program options:

Combo Sport Camps

Badminton, Squash, and Swim

  • Ages 4-9, 10-13           

  • Week 1: July 9-13, 9am-12pm, $200

  • Week 2: July 16-20, 9am-12pm, $200

 
Smash and Tumble Camp

  • Ages 3-6

  • Week 1: July 23-27, 10:30am-12pm, $125

 
Jr. Development Camps

  • Ages 7-14

  • Level: Beginner to Intermediate

  • Week 1:  July 23-27, 10am-12pm, $150

  • Week 2: July 20 – August 3, 10am-12pm, $150

  • Week 3 August 7-10, 10am-4pm, $300

Jr. Competitive/HP camps

  • Ages 10-17

  • Level: Intermediate to Advanced (coach approval required)

  • Tuesday and Thursday 1:30-4pm on court, Wednesday 1:30-3pm off court fitness

  • Week 1: July 3-5, $85

  • Week 2: July 10-12, $85

  • Week 3: July 17-19, $85

  • Week 4: July 24-26, $85

  • Week 5: July 31-August 2, $85

 
Full Day High Performance Camps

  • Ages 12-18

  • Competition Level: Provincial/National (coach approval required)

  • Week 1: August 13-17, 9am-4pm, $425

  • Week 2: August 20-24, 9am-4pm, $425

**$750 for both weeks combined
 
Adult Clinics
 
Cardio Badminton (All Levels)

  • Dates: July 9-August 20 (no class August 6)

  • Time: Monday’s 12-1pm

  • Cost: $90.00

 
Skills Clinics (All levels)

  • Dates: July 13 to August 24 (no class August 3)

  • Time: Friday’s 12-1pm

  • Cost: $90.00 for 6 sessions or $20.00 for individual classes

 

Bring a Friend or Family Member to Summer Programs!


This summer is a great time to bring in guests to our programs. All non-member fees are 25% higher than the member fees for summer. We encourage you to invite your friends and family!
**Please note that weekly scheduled small group, private, and semi-private lessons are available upon request.
 

Fall Programs


Please check the fall guide for our programs starting again in September. Registration will be opening soon! We look forward to another exciting year ahead and would love to have you join us on the badminton courts!  If you have any questions about what program is the best fit for you or your child(ren), please check with either Sam Kim or Val Loker.


Footwear Reminders


Please remember to check your court shoes prior to entering the badminton court area. We have had an increasing number of marks from black soled shoes on the badminton courts in the past month and would greatly appreciate everyone doing their part to keep our courts in great condition for the safety and enjoyment of all Members. Coaching staff will be helping to check shoes in the badminton court area to make sure appropriate footwear is worn.


Court Booking Reminders


Please remember to book your badminton court on GameTime. This is essential for us to track court utilization so we can offer better programs and services to the members and will avoid any risk of you losing your spot on a court. If you need help in booking your court, please don’t hesitate to ask Member Services.
‚Äč

Coaches



Contact


For any questions, comments, or concerns regarding news from Badminton, please contact Val at badmintonhead@royalglenora.com or by phone at 780.482.2371 ext. 384, or Sam Kim at badmintonpro@royalglenora.com

If you would like to contact the Badminton Committee, please email badmintoncommittee@royalglenora.com. All emails are confidential and are directed to the Committee Chair.