Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. Do I need to bring racquets or shoes?

No. It is strongly recommended, because there are limited racquets and the badminton shoes will definitely enhance your badminton experience.

2. Are there tryouts?

No. Anyone is free to join the club and become a member (after fee is taken care of). A small try-out may be held for new players interested in joining our tournament team to see where they would fit best.

3. Is there training?

Only for the non-recreational players. There are usually two sections to the badminton practice – 3 courts are dedicated to training and 3 courts are dedicated to 20-minute rotating recreational play.

 

Spring 2015 Announcements

Hello everyone!

We hope that you had a restful winter break and are ready for the new semester! We are going to send out emails today. If you do not get our email today, please email us at bubadmin@bu.edu so that we can add you to the mailing list. We have a few announcements and will post them here as well for your information.

1. Membership Dues

Every semester the club needs to charge a fee for membership to pay for the birds and racquets. It will be $30 for the semester. We are going to give everyone ample time to pay the fees online only – we are not going to collect them. We will see who has paid and add them to our roster for the spring semester. If you are not on the member list, you will not be allowed to play. We will provide a link for the membership due when it is prepared, as well as t-shirts for anyone interested. The first few practices we will be more lenient, but in February we will definitely be strict and allow no exceptions. You can become a member at any time, but in order to be fair to the members who have already paid, if you are not a member then you will not be permitted to play.

2. Guest policy

When members are added to the roster, it may just happen that they wish to bring some guests to play with them. Our club policy for guests is that they must be accompanied by a member and pay $5 to the club treasurer. If treasurer is absent, then the guest can pay to the club officer present at the time.

3. Practice Schedule

The practice schedule for this semester is the same time on Fridays, but now our Sunday practice is moved to Saturdays, 11 AM to 2 PM. Both practices are in lower courts 2 and 3 of FitRec. Many members asked that we move our Sunday practice to Saturday, so hopefully many of you will like this change.

Friday 7-10 PM

Saturday 11 AM – 2 PM

4. Club Positions For Next Year:

We are looking for potential candidates to help run the BU Badminton Club next year and invite anyone interested to talk to us either in person or send us an email. We will be picking people near the end of the semester and will announce the results when the positions have been filled.

5. Tournaments:

We are looking for people who are interested in representing BU in intercollegiate tournaments. If we have enough people that sign up, we can compete at tournaments and make a name for ourselves.

First practice is Friday January 23, 2015. We look forward to seeing you there. You do not need to have paid the membership fee by then, since we do not have the link prepared yet! We provide birds and racquets for those without them. Just look out for our emails for the membership fee and the t-shirt sale.

We look forward to seeing you on the courts!

BU Badminton