HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER
1. Become a member of the Castle Hill RSL Club.
Before you can join us, you need to become a member of the Castle Hill RSL Club. Once you have completed the registration process, you will be issued with a membership card. You need to bring this card with you to join our Badminton Club.
2. Click on "Join Us" to complete an online registration.
FEES – MEMBERSHIP AND SESSION
1. Membership Fees
Full Year (Jan – Dec) - $60
Full Year Secondary members – $35 (who have a membership with NSWBA affiliated clubs.)
Six Months – $35 *
* 6 months is 1st Jan to 30th Jun or 1st Jul to 31st Dec
** You have to be a Castle Hill RSL member to join the badminton club.
2. Session Fees ( to be paid for each session you attend)
Baulkham Hills High:
Member – $7
Non-Member (Visitor) – $13
Bella Vista and Kellyville:
Member – $10
Non-Member (Visitor) – $13
1. Who can join the club sessions?
Everyone is welcome to join our social sessions. You can try out for 28 days from the first session as a visitor.
After that if you wish to continue, you have to join the club.
2. I just want to pop in for a casual game. Do I need to sign up as a member?
if it your first time, No you don’t for a social session. you will have 28 days to register to become a member. As a visitor you pay the visitor fee of $10 per session at Castle Hill and $ 13 per session at Bella Vista.
Most sessions have a maximum capacity of 32 players so be sure to arrive early.
3. How do I sign up as a member?
Firstly you have to be a member of Castle Hill RSL, You can register online through this web site or can register at one of the sessions by paying appropriate fees and presenting your RSL membership card.
4. How many games will I get during each social session?
Typical attendance is 20-26 players per session on three courts, so you will be playing for ~50-60% of the total time. Members generally find that this is a good balance between playing and socialising.
5. What kind of scoring system do you use?
We use the rally point system of scoring for all games. Each game will go to 21 points with no setting if the score reaches 20-20.
6. What kind of shuttles do you use?
We only use good quality feather shuttles.
7. Are the sessions predominantly male?
The Club is proud to say that over the past few years we have made great strides in improving the gender balance at our sessions.
Currently 20% of our members are female.
8. I want to improve my game - is there coaching available?
Yes - we offer informal coaching for beginner players during our Sunday social sessions. We are looking into introducing training sessions in the near future. Please talk to a committee member during one of our sessions to find out more.
9. I am a competitive player - do you offer anything for me?
10. Can I book courts through the club?
11. Do you sell racquets, shoes, shuttles, grips, restringing, etc?
Not at this stage - but our club sponsor CALIBRE will be able to provide you with some fantastic deals on this front.
All players and visitors are expected to respect & abide by the following guidelines, which are a condition of entry into the hall.
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.
During playing, sessions follow the PEG Queuing System.
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.
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.
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.
PEG QUEUING SYSTEM
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 5 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.
INDIVIDUAL External Tournament Subsidy Policy
Members are encouraged to represent castle Hill Badminton Club in external tournaments.
To claim your cost of participation, after the tournament, submit the following to club email committee@castlehillbadminton
Proof of participation wearing Club T-shirt
proof of payment.
For the 2021 year of Membership, per member is up to a maximum of $45,
Above subsidy only for adult and Junior members who are registered for a full year. Those who paid half-year annual fees are not eligible for the $45 subsidy.