Badminton is open to residents of Laguna Woods Village and their
guests, only. Residents must come to the courts with their guests.
Come Join Us For a Game of Badminton!
Anyone who has played tennis, racquetball, table tennis or pickle ball (or virtually anyone else) is sure to enjoy badminton! Come on out to the mini-gym at Clubhouse One to experience this sport. Training and loaner rackets are available. This is a great way to exercise and enhance your health. Our members strive to support safe play, sportsmanship, fellowship and having fun! Please check the schedule below for play times. Also, check below in the DOCUMENTS section for the membership form. You can print this form or pick up a form at the gym.
A little History of Badminton.
Ever wonder, why "badminton"? Battledore and Shuttlecock was originally the name of this sport. It was imported from India to England during colonial times. It involved the Battledore bat (the racket) and the shuttlecock (the bird). In England the game gained popularity when play was established at Badminton House, a large country house that, according to Wikipedia, "...has been the principal seat of the Dukes of Beaufort since the late 17th century". Apparently the players of this fine sport abandoned the name "Battledore and Shuttlecock" in favor of "badminton"...go figure!
Club house 1, Mini Gym
Mornings (played with nylon shuttlecocks/we have loaner racquets):
Mon and Friday 7:30AM - 9:50AM Beginner - Intermediate
Wed 7:30AM - 9:50AM Beginner - Intermediate
Wed 10:00AM - 11:50AM Intermediate - Advanced
Tuesday and Thursday 7:30AM - 9:30AM Beginner - Intermediate
Sat 8:00AM - 10:50AM Beginner - Intermediate
Sun 11:00AM - 1:50PM Beginner - Intermediate
Evenings Special note for evening players: Please bring a feather bird for each night of play. Usually, someone at the courts has birds for sale (at cost). Should you purchase feather bird outside of the courts, we suggest you get the quality that usually starts at $22 and up for a tube (Big 5). The less expensive birds do not fly well and seldom last a game. New players/beginners do not need to bring a bird for their first night time play.
Guests (evening play) Guests must bring two quality feather birds for each night of play and their Laguna Woods sponsor must be with them at the courts. Also note that guests must be 12 years or older to play in the mini-gym.
Tues 7:00PM - 9:30PM Beginner to Advanced
Thurs 7:00PM - 9:30PM Beginner to Advanced
Fri 7:00PM - 9:30PM Intermediate to Advanced
Sat 7:00PM - 9:30PM Intermediate to Advanced
Sun 7:00PM - 9:30PM Beginner to Advanced
Amy Provorse (949) 285-0353
Ken Wu (217) 671-8395
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to send your request. Emails for Amy, Kenny and TL (trainers extraordinaire) are: firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Birthday Club Potluck
Activity Director Hue Mullick, and Vice Activity Director Chizuru Yokoyama have started a birthday club. It's very simple. Approx. 3 times a year a potluck is held in honor of those celebrating a birthday. Usually, they will be held at Aliso Park next to the creek, near the restrooms. It's the same location where folks played outdoor badminton during the pandemic (You can park in Cul-da-sacs 60 or 12). Everyone brings a dish of food to share. We'll let you know when the next one is scheduled via the Globe and the website. Also, there will be a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in the mini gym. Let Hue, Chizuru or Amy know if you would like to join the club by providing your name and your birthday month. You are welcome to attend the potlucks whether you join the birthday club or not.
See CLUB EVENTS below for details on the next gathering.
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