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Badminton FAQs

How can I book a court?

Please book in advance using the online booking system. You will need a valid membership or Leisure Card

What are the timings of the booking slots?

Booking slots will be available at quarter past the hour

How long can I play for?

Each bookable session is for 60 minutes which will include registering at reception, access to the sports hall, play, and exit from the hall

Will my temperature be checked?

Yes, this will take place when you register your attendance/pay at reception

Can I pay with cash?

At this stage we only accept contactless payments

Will equipment be available to hire?

Not at this stage, shuttle cocks will be available to buy

How do I enter the building?

Via the normal entrance

Can I go straight to the sports hall?

You will wait in an allotted holding area until all players from the previous session have vacated the sports hall. Please maintain social distancing whilst waiting

Can we play doubles?

Yes, however due to insufficient space between courts you must use court markings for a singles match

How many people can be on one court?

Whether playing singles or doubles, the activity is restricted to a group of six maximum

Can doubles players be from different households?

Both singles and doubles play can take place in groups of people from different households, as long as they remain 2m apart as far as possible. Therefore, four people from different households can play doubles.

Can I play different opponents within my group?

Players can rotate within the group but social distancing must be maintained

Can we share rackets?

Players should bring their own rackets which must not be shared

Can we share a shuttlecock?

Yes, players are reminded to thoroughly wash their hands or use hand sanitiser immediately before and after play

Does 2 metre social distancing need to be maintained during play?

Yes

Where do I store my kit?

Please store equipment bags at least 2m behind the court and any other players.

How do I exit the sports hall?

Vacate the sports hall swiftly following your session. Exit via fire exit doors which will be kept open to provide natural ventilation into the hall.

Can I change and shower at the centre?

Please change and shower at home, currently these facilities are unavailable

What extra precautions should I take?

Please don’t touch the nets or posts and avoid hand shaking and high fives

Take particular care to social distance when walking between courts

Avoid arriving more than 5 minutes prior or later then your booking slot

Avoid bringing more than the minimum equipment needed

Please follow all hand hygiene measures during your visit.  Hand gel will be available at the entrance and exit but we suggest you bring your own.