Frequently asked questions


First time

Can I visit the club?

Visitors are always welcome at our Sunday morning session, just turn up with a racquet and non-marking court footwear. For our Tuesday and Friday night sessions visitors may visit a maximum of 2 times, after which we’ll need you to join the club to continue playing. Our visitor fees are $15 per session and if you then decide to join we will refund up to 3 visitor fees from your membership fee (doesn’t apply to half year or competition only memberships).

What do I do when I come to a social play day?

When you arrive, please speak to a committee member on duty. They will take your name, approximate grade, and answer any questions you may have. You will find them:

  • At the Gillies Ave courts they can usually be found in the lounge by the cafe.
  • At the College Rifles courts they will be near the whiteboard upstairs from the courts.

Do I need to bring a friend?

You do not need to bring anyone with you as we make the games up for you. However, if you know someone also interested in coming in you’re more than welcome to bring them along.

Can I hire a racquet?

Unfortunately we are unable to supply racquets. However, on Sunday’s you can hire them from the Pro Shop at the entrance of the hall for a small fee.

What do I do when I want to leave early?

If you need to leave before the end of a visit, you must let the person on duty know before your last game. We need to know this early so we don’t have courts with three players.

Becoming a member

I want to join the club, what do I do?

You can either fill in a membership form online or fill in a form on one of our club days.

I’ve joined the club, how do I pay?

The easiest way to pay for your membership is in cash or by cheque (made out to ‘Balmoral Badminton Club’) in person at one of our club days. You can also pay by direct debit if you use the Contact Us page and make a request.

What age groups do you have in your club?

Our junior club ranges from 7 – 13 year olds. Those aged between 14 – 18 will be evaluated as to whether they would suit junior or senior club based on skill and maturity (please Contact Us for an enquiry). Everyone over the age of 19+ is welcome at our senior club.

Can I hire courts?

You can hire courts at Gillies Ave via the Auckland Badminton Association – click here for their website. Club members are entitled to special cheaper rates – if you are a member and can’t see the special rates please contact us for help. Note that at this time unfortunately it isn’t possible to hire courts at the College Rifles hall.