A Reminder to all Club Members

Club Night Rules

Edenfield Badminton club operates an open door policy, whereby all players are welcome. They must however comply with the following criteria.

  1. All players are expected to play with all other members of the club irrespective of standard. On a club night you should expect to have a few games that are competitive and provide a challenge, but it should also be expected that people will play with younger, less experienced players to help them develop. Many of our existing match players started at the club as relative beginners and were it not for people helping support their development they may have given up the sport and not continued playing.
  2. All players should vacate the courts once they have finished their games in order that all players get the opportunity to play. Players are encouraged to organise their own games, however that means during the night you should play with a number of different players and not stay within existing friendship groups, people of similar standards or exclude any individuals.
  3. Consider your opposition/partner. In order not to discourage younger/ more inexperienced members, you may from time to time have adapt your playing style. Nobody likes to be made to feel bad for their contribution especially when they are learning a new skill. Where possible encourage these players and be aware of their limitations. Don’t forget you were once new at the sport as well.

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