Club FAQ

Is the club open again?

Yes, we are open again. Come and play.

Where and when do you play?

We play at:
Westminster City Park Recreation Center
10455 Sheridan Boulevard
Westminster CO 80020

Wednesdays, 5pm-8:45pm
Sundays, 10am-2pm

Can anyone play? Is a membership to BBC required?

Yes, it is open gym when Badminton is available.
You do not need to be a member of Boulder Badminton Club but there is an additional charge on top of the rec center admission fee to cover for high altitude feather shuttle costs.

How many courts are there?

There are six courts available. Generally, courts are used for doubles.
Depending on the number of players, we may have singles play or designate one court as a practice court.

How many players are there usually?

Forty to fifty players for each day.

What kind of standard can I expect?

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

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

We have a peg board 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.

What are the shuttle fees used for?

The shuttle fee is used to fund the high altitude feather shuttles during our weekly play.

How many shuttles will I use each night?

Each night of play, each person uses 2-3 shuttles over a 4 hour period.

Can I reserve a court?

No, there is a peg board 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?

We usually play doubles.
If there are not enough players to fill the courts, then you can definitely play singles.

What is the best time to play?

On a Wednesday, 5:00-6:00pm is usually the quietest period.
On a Sunday, 10:00-11:00am and 1:00pm-2:00pm are usually the quietest periods.

What equipment do I need?

You will need a Badminton racket.

What about shuttles?

The club provides high altitude feather shuttles, which are paid for by members or Badminton drop-in fees.

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

On your first visit you will be asked to sign up to Boulder Badminton Club. A poster with a QR code provides a link to an electronic sign-up form (sign up here) with further details on how to get a name peg, the shuttle fees and accepted payment methods. You can always drop in and pay a $5 drop-in fee, which gets you a guest peg.
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.

How much do shuttlecocks cost?

We use special high altitude feather shuttles that cost about $22-$26 per tube of 12 shuttles.
That means each shuttlecock costs around $1.83-$2.17.

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.
Details are under Tournaments.

Do you hold an annual tournament?

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