Badminton

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!

LOCATION:

Club house 1, Mini Gym

SCHEDULE:

Mornings (played with nylon shuttlecocks/we have loaner racquets):

Mon, Wed and Fri           7:30AM - 9:50AM             Beginner - Intermediate

Tuesday and Thurs        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

Contact Us

Kenny Wu  (President)    (217) 671-8395    kwu299@yahoo.com

Amy Provorse (2nd VP)   (949) 285-0353    aprovors@uci.edu

                     Additional Club Officers

TL Nguyen: (Equipment Manager)

Joe Silva: Media Director (949-329-0347) jsilva21@pm.me

Hue Mullick and Chizuru Yokoyama: Birthday Club and holiday party coordinators
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New Players - who would like training click here to contact trainers.

(FYI-you may run into difficulties creating an email from the link depending on your device

and your email settings. It may be easier to copy/paste these addresses into your email provider

to send your request. Emails for Amy, Kenny and TL (trainers extraordinaire) are: aprovors@uci.edu

kwu299@yahoo.com  and nguyehnxlt@gmail.com )


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.

Club Events

Club News

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