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Club FAQ

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This document summarizes Frequently Asked Questions about Boulder Badminton Club.

Where and when do you play?

We play at the Westminster City Park Recreation Center (main gym) every Thursday and Sunday.

Westminster City Park Recreation Center

10455 Sheridan Boulevard

Westminster, CO 80020

6 p.m. – 9:45 p.m.

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Can I come and play? Is a membership to BBC required?

Yes, it is an open gym, which means anyone can come and play.
No membership is required, however, there is an additional fee charged on top of the Westminster City Park Recreation Center admission to cover for cost of the shuttles.

How many courts are at the facility?

There are six full-size doubles/singles courts at our facility. Depending on the number of players, we may designate 1 court as a practice court.

How many people are there usually?

On average, we get about 40 players per play day.

What kind of standard can I expect?

There are players of all abilities from recreational level players to former national players. We have male and female players.

How can I get to play with players of my abilities?

We have a peg system to ensure fair chance of play and to provide players a chance to choose the level of play they are comfortable with.
To learn more, please read our Peg Board System document.

Can I reserve a court?

No, there is a peg system in place, which ensures that everyone can use the facilities equally.
To learn more, please read our Peg Board System document.

What types of games are played? Can I play Singles?

Usually when the courts are full, only Double games are played. If there are not enough players to fill the courts then you can definitely play Singles games.

When is the best time to play?

On a Thursday, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. is usually the quietest period, and 9 p.m. – 9:45 p.m. is usually quieter as well.
On a Sunday, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. is usually the quietest period.

I have never played before, I don’t have equipment, can I still play?

Yes, we encourage new players, and you can borrow equipment from the Westminster City Park Recreation Center check-in desk.

What equipment do I need?

You will need a Badminton racquet. The club provides feather shuttlecocks, which are funded by the players.

What other fees are there in addition to the Rec Center admission?

Your first visit is free of charge and you will be asked to fill out a New Player Sign Up Form that documents the date of your first visit.

On your second visit we ask you for a contribution towards shuttles. Several payment options for the shuttle fees are available: Drop-in, Half Year and Full Year. Boulder Badminton Club has a no refund policy in case you can’t attend during the full period of time you’ve paid your shuttle fees for.

For more details, please refer to the Latest News - 2018 Updates document.

What are the shuttle fees used for?

The shuttle fee is used solely for running of the club and mainly used to fund the shuttles during weekly play. Other uses include club expenses such as USAB membership fee, nets, posts, pegs and other club needs.

How much do shuttlecocks cost?

As we live at a high altitude, we use special high altitude feather shuttles that cost about $20 per tube. That means each shuttlecock costs around $1.67.

How many shuttles will I use each night?

Each night of play, each person uses an average of 2 shuttles per night over a period of 4 hrs.

We’ve compiled some instructions how to maximize the usage of our feather shuttles. Please read Maximize the Usage of our Feather Shuttles.

Why is the club called Boulder Badminton Club when you play in Westminster?

We originally started playing in Boulder, and then moved to Westminster.

Is there a Badminton league?

No, but there are a few tournaments held each year.
Tournament information can be found here.

Do you hold an annual tournament?

Yes we do (Boulder Badminton Club Annual Tournament). We also run the Rocky Mountain State Games Badminton tournament.

Do I have to belong to USAB to play?

No you don't, but we do encourage supporting the national organization.