Any member under 18 years old is considered a junior player and MUST be supervised by an adult at all times while at the club. Please pick up your child(ren) promptly when lessons or supervised play is finished as the club closes and further supervision is not provided.
All junior members aged 17 or less must supply and wear protective eyewear (meeting ASTM F803 standards) at all times when on court playing doubles, regardless of event type.
Group lessons run Saturdays, September – June. We operate skill based instruction with 10 lessons per session (September to December, January to April, and May to June). Interested junior members must register to attend a specific class each session. All lessons are 80 minutes, except the 7 to 9 age bracket which are 60 minutes.
The groups are divided into age categories, with two different age levels during each time slot:
JUNIOR LESSONS PROGRAM (Fall 2017-June 2018)
SATURDAYS 9:00AM – 3:30PM
|FALL SESSION:||SEPTEMBER – DECEMBER|
|REGISTRATION:||AUGUST 8 – SEPTEMBER 9|
|CLASSES:||SEPTEMBER 16 – DECEMBER 2|
|CANCELLED CLASSES:||OCTOBER 7, 14,|
|Road to OFSSA Program will run on Saturdays 1:30PM-3:30PM during the FALL and WINTER sessions.|
|WINTER SESSION:||JANUARY -MARCH|
|REGISTRATION:||DECEMBER 1-JANUARY 3|
|CLASSES:||JANUARY 6 – MARCH 17|
|CANCELLED CLASSES:||FEBRUARY 10|
|SPRING SESSION:||APRIL – JUNE|
|REGISTRATION:||MARCH 15- MARCH 31|
|CLASSES:||APRIL 7 – JUNE 16|
|CANCELLED CLASSES:||MAY 19|
Winter Session Classes:
- Ages 7-9
- Ages 10-14
- Ages 15+
- Ages 10-14
- Ages 10-14
1:30PM – 3:30PM
- Road to OFSSA program: ***must qualify for this program..for details, contact the club.
Junior Lesson Costs:
Members: $100 + HST= $113
Non-Members: $130 + HST= $146.90
Road to OFSSA: Members $150+ HST= $169.50 Non-Members $180+ HST= $203.40
Our Head Coach, Jinming Lu, has over 10 years of recreational and competitive coaching experience and national tournament achievements. He is assisted by several coaching staff certified at Level 1, and other volunteers and parents in the club. Each coach will have a group of 4 to 8 students.
We accept cash or cheque only as payment. Confirmed Registration when payment is received.
Clean indoor-only, non-marking court shoes that are carried into the club, shorts and t-shirt, racquet and safety goggles are required. Nylon shuttles are provided for lessons.
Junior Half Smash (currently not running…)
The Junior Half Smash Program is designed for junior members interested in improving their skills to compete in local, provincial and national tournaments. During this program, junior members will be able to learn the advanced skills for badminton not taught during the regular Junior Program. The level of commitment for junior players will be greater than those of the regular program. The program is customized for the participants by the high calibre coaches who have greater years of coaching and playing experience. There is an additional fee to join Junior Half Smash and tryouts are required.
The Road to OFSAA (September – April)
The Road to OFSAA is a new innovative program specifically focused on improving game play to help those who have played on their high school team and are aiming to compete towards OFSAA this year. This program aims to bring junior athletes who meet the criteria to come and play together, and against/with coaches. The focus of the program will be on additional training and game play, so it is helpful when both partners join the program.
The Road to OFSAA program is an advanced program that requires an assessment of candidates by the head coach. The program is limited to 24 students. Road to OFSSA cost: Members $150+HST Non-Members $180+HST.
Junior coaches can check their scheduled shifts here: http://www.kwbadminton.com/junior-lessons-staff-calendar/