Red Willow Badminton Club's 25th year - 1988/2013
The 2013 Summer Camp registration form is available here .
Welcome to the following new club members:
Coulthard family - Allison & Eric
Kung family - Jean, Ewing, Asleigh & Parker
Lalonde family - David, Heather, Jarod & Meagan
Mahmood family - Amir, Ghufran, Esha & Subhan
Reynaldo family - Aida & Nestle Papolonias
Stoyko family - Nathalie, Pat, Ivan & Alex
Whitnack family - Connie, Dan, Eldon & Neilynn
Canadian Forces tournament
Bill Woods was finalist in masters category singles, losing 23-21, 17-21, 21-19 in the Canadian Forces National Championships held at Camp Borden, Ont. In masters doubles Bill and Richard Poirier were semi-finalists, also losing in three games. In the open category John Ku was semi-finalist in singles. John and Raymond Lee were doubles semi-finalists.
High School Competition
In the provincial finals at Calgary's Bishop O'Byrne HS on May 3-4, Elliot Johnson won the junior boys A division singles and Ben Schmidt finished 3rd in the intermediate boys B division singles.
Junior High Playoffs
Members of RWBC who placed in the top 3 in the St. Albert Physical Education Council's junior high school badminton playoffs: Kylie Kwok, 1st in grade 9 singles and 3rd in doubles; Jolie Hamel, 1st in grade 8 singles; Jonathan Martins, 1st in grade 8 singles & doubles; Yani Kwok, 1st in grade 7 singles; Raven Falardeau, 2nd in grade 7 singles & doubles; Eldon Whitnack, 1st in grade 7 doubles.
In the Canadian Open Masters tournament April 22-27 at the ClearOne Browngate facility in Richmond B.C. Nancy Cyr was runner-up in 75+ singles and 3rd in doubles.
Georgian Bay College Open
On April 14 Noah Eckenswiller & Oliver Marquis won the men's doubles event in the Georgian Bay, Ontario College Open tournament.
LADDER NIGHTS - Monday Singles, Wednesday Doubles, Friday Junior Singles - scroll down to LADDER NIGHTS for full information.
Top 18 members in the Monday singles ladder:
- Ray Smith
- Noah Eckenswiller
- Bill Woods
- John Ku
- Jeremy Burns
- Dean Perry
- Raymond Lee
- Garry Marler
- Egan McNamara
- Julianne Cumming
- Ben Schmidt
- Skylar Falardeau
- Gary Falardeau
- Siong Ho
- Lindsay Ross
- Ron Belter
- Amir Mahmood
Top 9 member/pairs in the Wednesday doubles ladder:
- Ray & Sheila Smith
- Noah Eckenswiller & Ted Biggs
- Bill Woods & Garry Marler
- Dean Perry & Mike Rasmussen
- Egan McNamara & Andrew Piven
- John Ku & Raymond Lee
- Barb Biggs & Rosalynn Thompson
- Shelley Williams & Donna Kerr
- Gary & Skylar Falardeau
Top 30 members in the Friday junior ladder:
- Ziyou Zou
- Aaron Felstad
- Josh Kelly
- Skylar Falardeau
- Kylie Kwok
- Braeden Kelly
- Jonathan Martins
- Nicolas Mailhot
- Jonah Tobinski
- Ethan Pichlyk
- Jeremie Gravel
- Yani Kwok
- Jolie Hamel
- Raven Falardeau
- Evan Felstad
- Marko Ross
- Eldon Whitnack
- Maddie Belter
- E. J. Agena
- Ethan Agena
- Cole Dubois
- Daniel Mack
- Jack Korte
- Ghufran Noor
- Esha Noor
- Subhan Noor
- Ryan Gnenz
- Hao Son (Zou)
- Elijah Agena
- Amanda Gnenz
When entering the club, outdoor footwear must be removed and left in the front hall shoe rack.
- Clean shoes must be worn on court. Small pebbles or soles that mark the floor are big problems!
- 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
Guest fees are $25 per day for families, $15 per day for individual adults (born in 1994 or earlier) and $10 per day for individual juniors (born in 1995 or later) 5% GST is added.
Guests who decide to become club members are advised that all guest fees that they pay in any month will be credited to membership fees, provided that 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! Read here . . . Private lessons are available from professional coaches. The fee is $20 per half-hour, and the same fee applies whether the lesson is for individuals, families or friends. Arrange your own group and then 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 name-brand rackets priced from $45 to $250.
Badminton restring specials - while-you-wait service - normally takes 30 minutes - 780-460-2441
ASHAWAY ZY MAX 67 - durable red string, maintains high tension - $33
YONEX BG 65 - .70 mm soft feeling multifilament string - $33
YONEX BG 85 - .67 mm hard feeling multifilament string - $38
We guarantee our restrings until the string is worn out in the centre, so if you break a string due to a mishit shot it will be repaired free of charge - while-you-wait service - normally 5 minutes. This only applies to rackets strung at RWBC. Minimum charge of $5 for repairs to rackets strung elsewhere than at RWBC.
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 close to 100 pair in stock priced at $59 and up.
Since the club depends on patronage of our Pro Shop in order to maintain membership & guest fees at current levels, anyone involved in the sale of badminton equipment or a racket restringing service is ineligible for membership or guest privileges.
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 guest fee is charged for non-members.
Ladder nights Draws begin at 7 pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Courts are available for warmup at 6 pm. Participants should arrive at the club not later than 6:45 pm. Be sure to check the Daily Schedule on our website: redwillow.ca - for the list of members 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 pm. The 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 pm.
Depending on the number of participants ladder draws are either round-robin or series format. The number of matches played within the allotted time frame is between 2 & 4. If the number is low there will usually be time to play extra unscheduled games which have no effect on ranking. When an individual or team does not wish to play all of their scheduled matches it will not affect their ranking for future ladders, because only the result of matches actually played is considered for ranking purposes.
Guests are welcome to participate on ladder nights but cannot be included in the official ranking of club members.
To reserve a court call 780-460-2441
Club may be closed when no courts are reserved
DROP-IN times (reservation not required):
Tuesday 7 to 10 pm & Friday 9 am to noon
80 Boudreau Rd. St. Albert T8N 5N4
Directions - From St. Albert Trail - Highway 2 - (St. Albert Centre/ Hudson's Bay) go east on Bellrose Ave. to Boudreau Road; turn right at RCMP; club is next door to firehall.