Red Willow Badminton Club
80 Boudreau Rd. St. Albert AB T8N 5N4
780-460-2441 email -
Directions - from St. Albert Trail/Highway 2 (St. Albert Centre/The Bay) go east on Bellrose Ave. to Boudreau Road; turn right (southbound) at RCMP; club driveway is next door to the firehall.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR RED WILLOW CLUB MEMBERS WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE ALBERTA 55+ WINTER GAMES HELD IN LETHBRIDGE February 20 to 22nd
Sheila Smith & Akiko Ogata won 55+ Women's Doubles
Ray Smith & Dean Perry 2nd in 55+Men's Doubles
Sheila Smith & Ray Smith won extra Medal 55+ Mixed Doubles
Dean Perry & Akiko Ogata 4th in extra Medal 55+ Mixed Doubles
Nancy Cyr & Wendy Jerome won +75 Women's Doubles
Nancy Cyr won +75 Mixed Doubles
Michael Rasmussen & Norman Carruthers 2nd in 65+ Men's Doubles
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Junior Group Instruction
The 2015 spring program registration form is now available, along with the 2015 summer afternoon camp program. Private lessons can also be booked with club professional Jean Folinsbee (see below).
Members and guests may reserve courts as far in advance as they wish, for one or two hours. All reservations are on the even hour. Only one reservation at a time is permitted, and regardless of whose name a reservation is made under, no player can be included in more than one booking. Reservations are confirmed on the website under schedule. Members and guests may phone the club (780-460-2441) to reserve a court, or they can do it by email
, or in person.
Reservation is not required on Tuesdays 7 to 10 pm or Fridays 9 am to 12 noon. You don't need a partner for these drop-in sessions because there is always someone to play with. Regular guest fee is charged (see below) and we will even provide loaner rackets and court shoes to new players. If you want to acquire your own racket & court shoes our pro shop has an excellent selection at reasonable prices.
Would you like to improve your badminton skill level? At RWBC we can show you how to do it! Private lessons are available from club professional Jean Folinsbee. The fee is $40 per hour plus GST and family fee is $50 per hour plus GST. Call 780-460-2441 to book a lesson.
Clean shoes must be worn on court. Small pebbles or soles that mark the floor are a big problem! When entering the club outdoor footwear must be left in the front hall. Food or beverages cannot be brought into the club without management approval. Food or beverages are not permitted in the playing area, with the exception of capped water bottles. Broken feathers must be placed in the white cups attached to the net posts.
Monthly membership dues
Family (must be related and living in same home) $80; Adult (born in 1945 to 1995) $70; Senior (born in 1944 or earlier) $60; Junior (born in 1996 or later) $50. Non-resident (residing a minimum of 100 km from the club) 50% of dues in any category. GST will be added. Payment of membership dues is made via electronic funds transfer (EFT). Payments are processed on the 3rd banking day of each month unless notification of resignation is received by the 15th of the previous month. At the present time there is no entrance fee for new club members.
Daily guest fees
Family (must be related and living in same home) $25; Adult/Senior (born in 1995 or earlier) $15; Junior (born in 1996 or later) $10 except for Friday ladder when guest fee is $15. Guests who decide to become club members are advised that guest fees that they pay in any month will be credited to membership dues if they apply for membership before the end of that month.
We have a good stock of Yonex, Victor & Black Knight rackets priced from $45 to $250.Court shoes - RWBC pro shop carries a selection of excellent court shoes made by YONEX & VICTOR. We have approximately 100 pair in stock priced at $59 and up.
Red Willow Badminton Club depends on the patronage of our pro shop in order to maintain membership dues & guest fees at current levels, so anyone involved in the sale of badminton equipment or a racket stringing service is ineligible for membership or guest privileges at RWBC. It is our policy to match prices quoted by all other authorized retail sporting goods dealers.
Racket restrings - while-you-wait service is available to club members & guests - $35. Normally takes 35 minutes. Call 780-460-2441 for an appointment. We use ASHAWAY ZY MAX 67 red string, or YONEX BG 65 - .70 mm white string. If you prefer us to use a different string (that you provide) the fee is still $35 but no guarantee can be offered. We guarantee our restrings until the string is worn out in the center, so if you break a string due to a mishit shot close to the frame it will be replaced free of charge while-you-wait (5 minutes) Minimum charge of $5 for repairs to rackets which were originally strung elsewhere than at RWBC.
Grip wrap - We can grip wrap any racket in Yonex white GRAP for $2.50, or you can buy a package of 3 wraps in various colours for $7.50 and grip wrap it yourself. Each wrap can be split into 2 badminton grip lengths.
Shuttles - We recommend Yonex Aerosensa 40 shuttles for all levels of play. These can be purchased from our pro shop for $3 each or $36 per dozen. Although this is the most expensive shuttle available, it is worth the price because of the quality of play provided. RWBC policy is to replace broken feathers of any shuttle purchased from our pro shop, and this service is provided free of charge. For maximum benefit you should discontinue playing with a shuttle when one (not 10) feathers are broken.
Fun & fitness
Our fun & fitness program is conducted twice weekly: Mondays & Wednesdays 10 am to noon. Beginners are welcome. There is no charge for club members, and only the regular $15 guest fee is charged for non-members.The guest fee can be applied to a monthly membership (see above).
Ladder nights are not just for the experienced competitive players. Anybody can play, and it's a great way to make new friends. Monday - singles; Wednesday - doubles; Friday - junior singles (anyone born in 1996 or later) Draws are made at 6:00 pm and play commences at 7 pm. Courts are available for warming up at 6 pm. Participants who expect to arrive at the club later than 6:45 should phone 780-460-2441 to make sure they are included in the draw.