The PEG System for the scheduling of games is as follows:


1. First-Come-First-Serve for the FIRST round of play. Once all courts are occupied, the Peg System starts. All pegs thereafter will go into the Q.


2. The PICKER (1st in Q) to choose 4 pegs from the first 6 pegs. The Picker should pick to ensure a reasonably balanced game, e.g., Grade B man (blue peg) playing against an opponent of grade B man or grade C man (yellow peg).


3. A Lady Picker can pick outside the 6 for the next available ladies for a Ladies or Mixed doubles. She cannot bypass any lady.


4. A grade B man as Picker can pick outside the 6 for the first available grade B or C man. A grade C man as Picker in the SOCIAL sessions can pick outside the 6 for the first available D, C, or B grade player (green, yellow, or blue peg) for a balanced game.


5. After each game, the WINNER of the game returns the pegs to the Q - Winner pegs follow by Loser pegs, with the principle of “ladies first” in the set of winner pegs and loser pegs. Pegs not returned to the Q, will lose their position in the Q and always re-joining at the back of the Q.


All players and visitors are expected to respect & abide by the following guidelines, which are a condition of entry.


General directives


  • Follow the directions or any instruction made by the Duty Officer or a CHRSL Badminton Committee member, or any official (authorized by the committee).

  • Always use the shared car park safely and appropriately. Do not double park, as this will disrupt games when someone has to pull out when the game is on.


  • While on the courts – players must wear nonmarking shoes.


  • Appropriate badminton and sporting attire are encouraged.


  • Food and drinks are not permitted in the courts.


  • All areas within the hall are strictly nonsmoking zones.


  • Children are always welcome but must be supervised & are the responsibility of their parent or accompanying adult at all times – both on and off the court.


  • Members should always make visitors, and new players feel welcome.


  • Committee will not tolerate discrimination of any kind.


  • Ideas, suggestions & general feedback, together with any misconduct or disagreements, should be raised with the DO or a committee member or write to (so Committee can discuss these ideas and suggestions at a future meeting) ensure the continual improvement of our badminton club.


Playing the games


  • Players are required to pay their court fees before going onto the courts. Club DO’s will use their discretion to stop games from collecting these fees.

  • Please ensure that another member witnesses payment deposit or change withdrawal.

  • Deliberately avoiding paying court fees will not be tolerated.


  • Silver coins will not be accepted as court fees.


  • Good Sporting Conduct* (such as fairness, respect for one's opponent, and graciousness in winning or losing)  is encouraged at all times.


  • Wearing protective eyewear when playing might protect you from an eye injury from a shuttle.


  • Do not tie up (Hog) the side court for yourselves. Let others have a chance to warm-up or practice.



  • Courts may become slippery before and during sessions – check courts before play and use the mops required if necessary.


  •  Members should take an appropriate amount of time to warm up before play (on the court), but consideration should also be given to players waiting – keep a good game flow.


  • Do not stay on the court for re-matches if other players are waiting to play.


  • All spectators (including kids under supervision), visitors, and players waiting are expected to keep a safe distance from the courts and use caution while moving around the stand areas & surrounding walkways.


  • Players using the side courts for practice and warm-up should collect the shuttles and return them to the metal box as a courtesy.


  • The last players off the court must help the Duty Officer to dismantle the net and the poles.


Personal responsibilities


  • Bring good shuttle­cocks back to the table.


  • Players are responsible for their own belongings. Ensure that these items do not affect your own or another person’s safety.


  • Before leaving – all rubbish needs to be placed in the bins provided.


  • Used shuttles are to be placed in the bins/boxes provided.


  • Report all safety concerns, faults, or damage to the DO as soon as possible.


*Sporting Conduct


  • Introduce yourself to your partner and your opponents before the match. Be sure to shake hands after the match.


  • While warming up, help your opponent's warm-up as well; don't kill every stroke.


  • If there is any question on whether you have fouled, call it on yourself.


  • When you doubt whether a shuttle landed in or out, always give the benefit of the doubt to your opponent or replay the point.


  • Never question your opponent's calls.


  • While at times during a match you may want to aim a smash at your opponent, do not do it if you can get the point any other way. If you have a setup, hit it somewhere else in the court.


  • Control your anger. Never throw your racket.


  • Never deride or make fun of an opponent.


  • As the server, keep the score and call it before each serve, calling the server's score first.


  • When your opponent is serving, and a shuttle lands out of bounds on your side of the court, pick it up and hit it back, or toss it under the net to the server.


  • Compliment your opponent on any good shots made.


  • Do not offer advice or criticism to your partner or your opponents unless they ask you for it.


  • Keep up the play. Do not stall between points.


  • Do not talk to your partner during a rally except when you are directing tactics, as in "I've got it" or "You're up."


  • If you are receiving, be ready to return the shuttle as soon as the server is ready to serve.