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/Hudson's Bay Company) go east on Bellrose Ave. to Boudreau Road; turn right at RCMP; club is next door to firehall.
Spring Junior Instruction
The Spring instruction registration form is now available. The series runs from March 4 to April 29, on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.
Canadian Masters Championships
Burlington Badminton Club is hosting the 2014 Canadian Masters Championships April 21-26 at the Haber Recreation Centre in Burlington, Ont. Over 250 players from all over Canada, USA and other countries are expected to participate. Further information is available on the Badminton Canada website. Entries close March 31.
Level 2 Coaches Clinic
Badminton Alberta will conduct a Level 2 Coaches Clinic at the Red Willow Badminton Club on the weekend of May 23-25. To register or for further information please contact the Badminton Alberta office - 1-888-397-2722 or
Kings University College Open
March 8-9 Kings University will host the 2nd annual College Open tournament. Entry fee is $15 for first event and $5 each for 2nd & 3rd events. Matches are played with Mavis 300 nylon shuttles. Entries can be made by telephone to Stanley Graham 780-473-3368 until 10 pm Tuesday March 5.
Prairie Regional Military Championship
Teams representing CFB Edmonton, CFB Wainwright, CFB Shilo, 17 Wing Winnipeg & 4 Wing Cold Lake will be competing March 10-14 at Cold Lake in the Prairie Regional military tournament. Representing CFB Edmonton are John Ku and Merle Buck (open), William Ripley and Mike Brooks (master), Bill Woods (senior) and Joyce Yu (women's open). The Edmonton team members are also members of the Red Willow Badminton Club and have been practising here since November and participating in RWBC ladders.
Junior ladder night
The Friday Junior Ladder draw is made at 6:30 pm and it is very important to check the lineup under schedule because additions & deletions are required by 6:30. Call 780-460-2441 or email
Courts are available for warmup from 6 to 7 and all players should be here by 6:45. New players are welcome - must be born in 1996 or later. Shuttles are provided at no charge. Guest fee on Friday nights is $15 plus GST, which can be applied to a monthly membership if application is made before the end of the month.
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 shoe rack. 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.
Members or 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 court reservation at a time is permitted. Reservations are confirmed on the website under Schedule. Members or guests may phone the club (780-460-2441) to reserve a court, or they can do it by email
Monthly membership dues
Family (must be related and living in same home) $80; Adult (born in 1995 or earlier) $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 listed 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 15 days prior to month-end. There is no entrance fee for club membership except in the case of members who resign and at a subsequent date decide to renew their membership.
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 all guest fees that they pay in any month will be credited to membership dues if they apply for membership on or before the last day of the same month.
Red Willow coaching
Would you like to improve your badminton skill level? At RWBC we can show you how to do it! Private lessons are available from professional coaches. The fee is $20 per half-hour, and the same fee applies whether the lesson is for an individual, family or group of friends. Call 780-460-2441 for an appointment. Non-members must also pay the daily guest fee.
Red Willow pro shop
We have a good stock of Yonex, Victor & Black Knight rackets priced from $45 to $250.
Badminton restrings - while-you-wait service - $33. Normally takes 30/35 minutes. Call 780-460-2441 for an appointment. We use only ASHAWAY ZY MAX 67 durable red string, or YONEX BG 65 - .70 mm soft feeling multifilament white string. 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 originally strung elsewhere than at RWBC. If you prefer us to use string that you provide the fee is still $33 with no guarantee offered.
We can grip wrap any racket in Yonex white GRAP for $2, 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.
Court shoes - RWBC Pro Shop carries an excellent selection of 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.
Fun & fitness
Our fun & fitness program is conducted twice weekly: Mondays & Wednesdays 9:30 to noon. Beginners are welcome. There is no charge for club members, and only the regular guest fee is charged for non-members.
Ladder nights are not just for the experienced competitive players. Anybody can play, and it's a great way to make new friends. Draws are done by ranking order in the series or round-robin format. Monday - singles; Wednesday - doubles; Friday - junior singles (anyone born in 1996 or later)
Draws begin at 7 Mon-Wed-Fri. Courts are available for warmup at 6. Participants should arrive at the club not later than 6:45. Be sure to check the schedule on our website: redwillow.ca - for the list of players participating each week. If your name is not listed, and you want to play, you must register by email:
or by telephone 780-460-2441, or in person, before the draw is made at 6:30. Names of ladder participants are automatically carried forward from the previous week, so it is very important that players who are listed on the website, but cannot play, contact the club before 6:30.
RWBC MEMBER RANKING
SINGLES - MARCH 3
- John Ku
- Ray Smith
- Ed Mah
- Egan McNamara
- Karl Giguere
- Bill Woods
- William Ripley
- Ben Schmidt
- Skylar Falardeau
- Dean Perry
- Brett Cornelius
- Julianne Cumming
- Mike Brooks
- David Yakielashek
JUNIOR SINGLES -MARCH 7
- Ethan Pichlyk
- Skylar Falardeau
- Eldon Whitnack
- Ethan Agena
- Raven Falardeau
- Reese Stockham-Gerling
- E. J. Agena
- Priya Shukle
- Noah Yick
- Adam Kaleda
- Elijah Agena
- Alex Julien
- Anton Pash
- Ben Julien
- Sophia Julien
DOUBLES - MARCH 5
- Merle Buck & John Ku
- Mike Rasmussen & Dean Perry
- Ray & Sheila Smith
- Henry Fenwick & Bruce Smith
- Mike Brooks & William Ripley
- Garry Marler & Terry Tamura
Guests are welcome to participate on ladder nights but are not included in ranking list.
Members & guests can arrange their own games and reserve a court any day of the week. Call 780-460-2441 or email
. The club may be closed when no courts are reserved.
Reservation is not required: Tuesday 7 to 10 pm, Friday 9 am to 12