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Badminton (Doubles)

For-fun, DOUBLES Badminton, in a great gymnasium.

SAFE RETURN TO PLAY
FALL 2020 League Details:
REMEMBER: Registration Deadline for this league is SEPTEMBER 28, 2020!

Payment must be received in full by the deadline to secure a spot in the league/program of your choice!

Safe Return to Play

Per Phase 3 requirements, team sport leagues cannot exceed a MAXIMUM OF 50 PARTICIPANTS. That means that FCSSC must ensure that no more than 50 people are in the gymnasium per session.

All players must complete the Self-Screening upon arrival and check in at the sanitizing station upon.

Players must follow all signage at the courts.

A FCSSC player water station will be supplied for water bottles. No use of Easter Seal sinks or kitchens is permitted due to COVID.

There must be NO INTENTIONAL CONTACT between players at any time. All participants must attempt to stay 6 feet apart at all times, including before, during and after games.

All participants are asked to wear a face mask upon arrival and departure from the courts as turnover can be a busy time with lots of people in the same space at the same time. Masks may be removed during game play but are asked to worn when off the court on sidelines.

Teams are asked to spread out as much as possible and keep players 6 feet apart and masked on the side of the courts.

Hand sanitizer will be readily available all around the gym space. Participants are also encouraged to bring their own.

All participants are asked to bring their own personal equipment, like sweat towel and water bottle. No sharing.

FCSSC staff will sanitize the shared equipment at regular intervals throughout game play.

All other Safe Return to Play Guidelines must also be followed. Please read.

What to Expect Enjoy a recreational version of DOUBLES BADMINTON (2v2) indoors using a quality indoor/outdoor portable net and line system. This is a RECREATIONAL version. Competitive players are asked to find a different league.

Sign up as a team or as an individual. You can absolutely Request to Play with a Friend!

League Dates

SUNDAY 
Starts: Sunday, October 4, 2020
Ends: Sunday, December 13, 2020
No Games October 11 (Thanksgiving)

*There is no pre-set rain date for gym sports. If re-scheduling is required due to facility closure FCSSC will arrange new game dates.

Total Weeks

10 weeks

Game Times Start times 2pm and 3pm. Games are 55 minutes (or best of 3, whichever is shorter)
Price

Team: $180
Individual: $100

Refunds

Please review our refund policy here before completing your registration.

 

 



Pick & pay for the league of your choice by clicking on the appropriate link in the grid below. Secure your spot before it sells out!

IMPORTANT: All players must be 19 years or older to play with FCSSC, no exceptions.

Prices before taxes.  Registrations fully refundable BEFORE the registration deadline. Click to review FCSSC’S REFUND POLICY.

Is the league/program you want sold out? 
Please send an email with your name, phone number and desired sport to info@fcssc.ca to get on the waiting list. We will contact you if/when a spot opens up.

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Sport Info

 

Spirit of the Program This is a for-fun, super-sportsmanlike version of the game. All about playing the game, making friends and meeting new people. Competitive players are asked to find a different league.

Class Size

A minimum of 4 teams or 8 participants is required to run the program.

Equipment

All (non-personal) sport equipment provided by FCSSC including portable nets and shuttlecocks.
Players are required to bring their own badminton racquets and water bottle. No sharing.
See RULES for regulations equipment details.

Participant Information All paid participants will receive detailed information about the program after registration closes.
Age & Waivers All participants MUST be 19 years of age or older, no exceptions. All participants must comply with FCSSC's Safe Return to Play Guidelines for the safety of all members, staff, and facility/program providers.
All participants MUST sign a waiver before playing, no exceptions. Signing the waiver on-line is super easy, just follow the steps during registration & checkout.

Rules

          Badminton Rules      

1. Pre-Game – Spirit Points, Equipment, Game Time, Defaults, Fields

Play that is competitive, overly aggressive, rough and/or unsportsmanlike such as pushing, shoving, elbowing, shouldering, tripping, hacking, slashing, sliding, tackling, ball blasting, chirping, name calling, threats and intimidation, is prohibited and will not be tolerated by FCSSC.  FCSSC IS FIRST-AND-FOREMOST-FOR-FUN. ANY ROUGH OR PHYSICAL PLAY WILL RESULT IN IMMEDIATE EXPULSION FROM THE GAME, THE LEAGUE, THE CLUB AND/OR ALL OF THE ABOVE.  All players should go out of their way to avoid contact with other players and/or eliminate actions or behaviours that could jeopardize player safety.  If accidental contact occurs it is expected that players will apologize for that contact, ensure everyone is alright and stop the game to seek appropriate help as required.  THIS RULE SUPERSEDES ALL OTHERS!

Spirit Points: An integral part of all the sports that the Forest City Sport & Social Club offers. It is based on the primary focus of the FCSSC, which is sportsmanship and to have FUN...NOT on competitive and aggressive sport.

Equipment/Set-Up: Players are responsible to bring their own racquets.  Shuttles will be provided on-site. Teams are welcome to bring their own shuttles for warm-up and practice.  Nets are stored at the gym.  Players are required to help with the set-up and take-down of nets, but please wait for the Game Coordinator to provide instruction on set-up and take-down.

Game Time/Defaults:  

  • Please arrive 15 minutes early so that you can start your games on time.
  • Games are 30 minutes in length. Each night we will play two 30 minute matches to with 2 sets going to 21 points.
  • Teams are comprised of two (2) players. We encourage co-ed teams but it is not mandatory for this league.
  • A default will occur if any team cannot field a squad by 10 minutes after the official start time.
  • Subs are allowed to play as long as a waiver is signed and given to the Game Coordinator.

2. In Game – General Rules, Scoring, Faults, Lets & Service Court Errors

General Rules:

21 Rally Point Scoring System

  1. Occurring before the match proper, the winner of the toss, or the opening volley, has the choice of serving choosing which part of the court they'll play on, meaning the loser has the other choice. The victor of the opening game of the match serves first in the subsequent game.
  2. At the beginning of the game, the server serves from the right-side of the court.
  3. If the serving side wins a rally, the serving side scores a point and the same server serves again from the alternate service court.
  4. If the receiving side wins a rally, the receiving side scores a point. The receiving side becomes the new serving side.
  5. When the score is even, the server serves from the right court. When it is odd, the server serves from the left court.
  6. The players do not change their respective service courts until they win a point when their side is serving.
  7. A player serves and receives in the right service court if their opponent has scored an even number of points at that juncture of the game. A player serves and receives in the left service court if their opponent has scored an odd number of points at that juncture of the game. The shuttle is volleyed back and forth until a fault is committed or the shuttle has exited the field of play.

Scoring

  • A winning score in badminton is 21. A player must win by two points unless the score is tied 29-29, the 30th point would then win that game. Record scores for all sets to 21 as well as wins or losses as both will be used to determine the standings.
  • Points are scored if a serve lands on the opponent’s court without being volleyed back or if the opponent returns a volley outside of the field of play. The player who gains the point retains the serve until it is broken by the opponent.

Faults 

  • Faults can occur for a wide variety of reasons, including improper shuttle contact, improper shuttle landing, improper player contact, player misconduct, or double hits.
  • If a player does any of the following, it is considered a fault:
    • Touches the net or its supports with their body, racquet or clothing.
    • Crosses the plane of the net with their body, racquet or clothing. Exception: You can cross the plane (without touching the net) if you have contacted the shuttle on your side of the net first.
    • Crosses under the plane of the net with their body, racquet or clothing.
    • Hard smashing is discouraged in FCSSC badminton leagues. Please respect the level of your opponents.

Lets

Lets can be called for a variety of reasons, including if a shuttle is caught on top of or in the net, if both players fault, if a player is unready for a serve,  if a shuttle falls apart, or if there is a service court error.

Service Court Errors

A service court error has been committed if a player has served out of their rotation, if a player has served from the wrong court, or if a player is standing on the wrong court while receiving a serve. Service court errors can only be enforced if discovered prior to the next serve. If the error is discovered and it both sides committed it, a “let” will result. If the offending player won the rally, it shall also be a 'let'. If the offending player lost the rally, the error is null.

3. Post-Game – Score Reporting, Spirit Points, Departure

Score Reporting:  Captains from each team are responsible for reporting or confirming game scores within 48 hours of the completion of the game.   Scores can be reported or confirmed via our website at www.fcssc.ca.

Spirit Points: Captains are also responsible for submitting a “Spirit” score for the opposing team each week.  This is done when the score is reported or confirmed on the FCSSC website.  Spirit points allow you to score your opponent based on your experience playing against them.  You can score them based on how fun they were to play against, did they show good sportsmanship, did they follow and know the rules, did they arrive on time etc.   All teams should shoot for PERFECT Spirit Points! 

Departure:  Each week after your game, it is important to leave the court in a timely manner.   Teams could be playing after you and will need to get their game started on time.   It is also possible that the facility could be closing upon the completion of your game and all staff and FCSSC members will need to depart the building at that time. 

Location

As a COVID safety precaution the Thames Valley District School Board, The London District Catholic School Board, The City of London, as well as most non-profits, private schools and churches have chosen to disallow or severely limit rental of their facilities this Fall to community groups like FCSSC. This has created an extreme shortage of play space, and made us eternally grateful to those organizations that have welcomed FCSSC in their space.

HUGE THANK YOU to EASTER SEALS CAMP WOODEDEN, the play location for this league. FCSSC will be the ONLY USER of this gymnasium for the Fall season.