Renfrew County District School Board
Some clubs have re-opened in late September for school age, junior members (I suspect they mean with at least 1 adult coach/supervisor). For the Petawawa Badminton Club, Valour School, I have not applied for re-opening at this time as only 1 junior has expressed an interest in playing. If enough juniors contact me, Paul Johns (email@example.com), I will contact the school board and start the re-opening process. I will let adult members know directly when the schools allow full re-opening.
Garrison Petawawa (Dundonald Hall)
There have been a group of us playing badminton at Dundonald Hall over the last few weeks, however, it is not through the Garrison Petawawa Badminton Club. Clubs have not had clearance to open yet but if you are interested in playing these are the current requirements: 1) you need a PSP card (they can be purchased at the Sportsplex across from the Tim Hortons, for 1 month, 6 months or a year); proof of double vacination; and a photo ID (e.g. driver's licence). A few of us try to gather Monday and Wednesday at 7:00 PM to play, however, facility use is first come, first served. The PSP cars allows you to come from open to close (see the Dundonald Hall sight for full hours of operation). Fortunately the facility is large and has options for many courts so no real conflicts yet.
Several of us will also be playing Pickle Ball at Dundonald Hall as well and discussions have begun about adding it to our badminton club nights when things resume. Pickle Ball is played on a badminton size court, with the net at about the height of a tennis net (~ 34 inches), using a pickle ball paddle (like a ping pong paddle but about 3 times the size) to hit a wiffle type ball. It is a great game but is easier to learn, takes less time to gain proficiency and is easier on the joints.
Petawawa Badminton Club, Valour School and Garrison Petawawa Badminton Club
The Net Nut
Do you want to burn calories, have high energy or are just plain competitive in nature? Come join us for Badminton or Pickle Ball in Petawawa. We have 2 badminton clubs to serve you: the Garrison Petawawa Badminton Club at Dundonald Hall and the Petawawa Badminton Club, Valour School (see the Where to Play Tab for more details). Both c
Do you want to burn calories, have high energy or are just plain competitive in nature? Come join us for Badminton or Pickle Ball in Petawawa. We have 2 badminton clubs to serve you: the Garrison Petawawa Badminton Club at Dundonald Hall and the Petawawa Badminton Club, Valour School (see the Where to Play Tab for more details). Both clubs are a Junior/Adult mix and both clubs are open to the public. Pickle Ball is played so far at Dundonal Hall.
Don't know how to play, don't worry our members will give you a few pointers and help bring you along to whatever level you want to reach. If you already have the drive and experience and want to test your metal with a little competition we offer the chance to attend a multitude of tournaments and inter-club challenges.
· Badminton and Pickle Ball are a couple of the sports that can be done from childhood to old age
· the whole family can be involved in one place at one time
· they are sports that allow you to be competitive as an individual (singles), as part of a team (doubles - men's, women's or mixed)
· club fees and equipment costs are affordable compared to sports like hockey, baseball, golf and skiing
- to meet new friends
- instruction on rules, techniques, strategy
- potential for social events
Drop-in to see or play (drop-in to play fee $3.00 adults or $2.00 for juniors) when clubs are re-activated after Covid closures
19 Leeder Lane
Garrison Petawawa Badminton Club - Dundonald Hall, 57 Festubert Blvd