Code of Conduct

Please follow the rules in order to keep the sessions smooth and fun!

Hi there and welcome to our club!

 

We expect all members of The University of Auckland Badminton Club (“UABC”) to adhere to the following code of conduct.                                                                                                                                                              

 

In doing so we hope to promote a safe, fun, friendly, and healthy environment for all, with Badminton at the forefront of our Club’s purpose.

 

If you have any questions contact us at badminton.au@gmail.com


 

When are sessions?

We have 3 sessions: Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. Explore the website for more information about times and pricing!


 

Want to play? Read here!

  • To play in a session you must Check-In. Only those that have Checked-In for the session are allowed to play during that session.

  • The Check-In period begins 30 minutes before our sessions actually begin.
     

At a session? Follow these!

  • Check-In and get ready for the start.

  • Come in so the Committee can tell you of any news/upcoming events.

  • Collect a shuttle from a committee member 

  • When a committee member rings the bell, head in again and check the board to see what court you are on!

  • If a shuttle has been given to you by a committee member  at the start of a round, please return it to them at the end of the round.

  • If you have been put on a games court and you do not show up, we won’t put you on any more games courts until you come and let us know you are indeed still here (we will think you’ve gone!)

  • If you need to leave, please let a committee member know so that we can rub your name off the board!

  • During a session please be courteous, kind, and safe when interacting with other members.


 

FAQ

 

Why are people lining up beside some courts?

That’s because those are the ins-and-outs courts. The other courts are games courts!

  • An ins-and-outs court has 4 people playing doubles, but when you lose a point you must join the back of the line, and the person at the front steps in to take your place!

  • A games court is where 4 players will be on the court, and everyone will be playing doubles. Play until 21 points and then swap around the players if you’d like, or play another game with the same people!

 

Why isn’t there a number next to my name?

That’s because you weren’t assigned to a games court. You can take a rest, or join an ins-and-outs court!

 

I don’t know what level of badminton I play at…

Don’t worry we separate everyone into three levels; Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. If you think the level doesn’t suit you feel free to let a committee member know.

 

I don’t have any equipment

Don’t worry we provide the racquets , shuttles and court, all you have to bring is yourself and a change of clothes.

 

How do the sessions work?

Every time we ring the bell players will come to the board and check if they have been allocated a court number, of which they will play a doubles game/s.

 

Can I use one of my membership sessions for my friend?

No.

 

What is the casual fee?

5$, we limit the casual fee to 3 entries, afterwards one requires to purchase a membership to join our sessions.

 

I am a competitive player, is there any events that I could join?

Yes! We have our own open tournament that we hold every year in semester 2, follow our FB page to keep up to date.

 

Is there coaching?

Not during our sessions, however we are planning to have a coaching session this year, follow our FB page to stay up to date.

 

I was too busy to attend all my sessions for the semester. Can I use the remaining in the next semester? If not, do I get a refund for the remaining semester?

The membership is per semester only. You can refund or change your membership within the first 3 weeks from the date of sign up, please email badminton.au@gmail.com for further inquiries.

 

Do I need a gym membership in order to attend the Thursday/Saturday Session?

No.

 

What if I am late to a session? Am I allowed to attend the session?

No, our doors close once the session begins.

 

How do I book courts?

To book courts at Gillies Ave (New Market) go to https://platform.aklbadminton.com/booking

To book at the University Recreation Centre please contact their services at UoA Recreation Centre

 

If I run out of sessions on my membership, can I play more?

Yes, you can upgrade to another tier to get more sessions, all you need to do is pay the difference. Email us and we will help you sort it out.

 

 

 

 

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