Whether active player, new to it all, or enjoyed the game half a life-time ago: The OBA is here to help you get started.
I’m interested in having a go, and have never played before. I don’t have shuttles or a racquet.
The best place to start is to come along to the Beginner Adults night running Mondays 7-9pm at the Badminton Hall. Shuttles and rackets will be provided, see the ‘Clubs’ tab for more details.
I’ve got the gear and people to play with, I just want to book a court.
If in Dunedin, the Otago Badminton Centre is available to you 24/7, even if you’re only a visitor to the town. Simply apply for your own access and lighting card and away you go.. See here for more information.
I would like some coaching sessions
If you would like to start with coaching sessions – great idea! See here for contact details of coaches in Otago.
I’ve played before and want to compete socially or competitively
Club night is for you! Plus via your club you can play in the winter Interclub season. Interclub runs across A grade (senior rep level players) to D grade, all ages are welcome with grading based on ability. For more information inquire at club nights.
I’m an experienced player looking to represent Otago.
Badminton Otago has senior representative teams as well as Masters, Vets and Super Vet teams. To represent Otago you must be an affiliated member of Badminton Otago. The pathway into the senior team teams is via attending senior rep trials (usually every April, see Facebook and website news posts for details). To represent Otago in Masters, Vets etc, please go along to the Masters Sunday night (see ‘Club’ tab) and ask there for further information.
I want to play in local and regional competitive tournaments
Any player affiliated to Badminton New Zealand (e.g. via Badminton Otago affiliation) can enter tournaments run by badminton associations throughout the country, including those run by Badminton Otago. Keep an eye of the OBA Facebook page and website for details on when these tournaments are and closing dates to enter.
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