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I am not a member.  May I still play at the Club?

Yes!  You can pay a drop-in fee to play during drop-in hours.

What are the drop-in rates?

Click here to view our current drop-in rates.

What are the official laws of badminton?

Click here for the official Laws of Badminton.

How do I keep score?

The winner of each rally earns one point, regardless of which side is serving.  Games are played to 21 points.  At 20 -20, a side must win by 2 points or reach 30 points first, which ever is sooner.

Click here for a Simplified Rally Scoring Guide courtesy of USA Badminton.

What are the court Rotation Rules?

Our rotation rule is 20 minutes per turn. You would choose an available court and place your Guest Tag or Membership Card on the Rotation Board for that court, turn on the timer for the court, and then go play.  The court becomes available once the timer has run out.  You may stay on the court until someone wants to use the court, or you may reset your timer if no one is waiting so you get another 20 minutes.  Feel free to give us a call or stop by with any questions.

What should I wear?

Any active wear will do.  However, only non-marking non-black soled indoor court shoes are allowed on the gym floor.  This means your shoes cannot be black on the bottom, they cannot mark up the courts, regardless of color.

What are non-marking shoes?

Non-marking shoes are shoes that do not mark the courts.  Typically, any indoor court shoe will be non-marking, such as indoor basketball, racquetball, or squash shoes are non-marking.  The store clerk should be able to tell you which shoes are non-marking. In addition, it should say somewhere on the box or on the shoe if it is non-marking.  All badminton shoes are non-marking, so those are the safest shoes to purchase for badminton.

We specify that black soled shoes are not allowed, as those are the ones that typically mark up the courts.  However, there are white soled shoes that do mark up the courts.  So, make sure the shoes are non-marking versus only looking at the color of the shoe.

Do I need to come with a partner to play?

Nope!  Whether you're dropping in as a guest to play or a member of the Club, you are not required to come with a partner to play doubles.  You can usually find players at the Club ready to pair up to play some games.

This sport is new to me.  How should I get started?

The best way to get started is to simply get onto the court and play!  You may start by familiarizing yourself with the basic rules, and then just come and play!  Our Club provides 24-hour access to all our members, so members may play at their convenience.   We also offer classes for adults and juniors.

I would like to improve my skills.  What are my options for classes?

We provide group lessons for adults and juniors. Our coaches also provide private lessons. Please contact the coaches directly to schedule private lessons.

What is the Membership Referral Program?

The Referral Program is a Program that was implemented at the end of 2010 during our membership drive as a promotion.  On April 15, 2011, BBC eliminated the end date for the Referral Program.  Click here for the Terms & Conditions.

I'd like to cross advertise; do you have a flyer I can post/pass out?

Yes!  Please contact Cutis or Jenny at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or jenny@bellevuebadminton.com for details.