If you’ve been wondering where to play badminton in the Annapolis Valley, this website provides an up-to-date listing of valley badminton clubs.
Dates and Locations
7:30 – 9 pm on Wednesdays at the Berwick Town Hall.
6:30 – 9 pm on Thursdays at the Gaspereau Valley Elementary School.
6 – 8 pm on Sundays at Aldershot Elementary.
7 – 9 pm on Mondays at Kingstec (contact ahead – cancellations or alternate dates are frequent).
7 – 9:30 pm on Tuesdays at the Louis Millet Community Complex.
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Badminton is a fast paced and exciting game in which you can build skills, finesse and strategy. Players at our recreational badminton clubs show a range of skill levels, but anyone can come and develop their skills and make some friends along the way. Most clubs predominantly play doubles, although when there aren’t too many sitting on the bench, singles games can happen too. Whatever your skill level, badminton is always fun and a great way to relieve stress, stay in shape and keep the brain active too.
A badminton shuttle is the fastest moving projectile in all of the racquet sports. In professional badminton, a shuttle can reach speeds exceeding 400 kilometres per hour.
The earliest forerunner of badminton was a game stemming from India called Poona from before 1500 BC, although the first rules of Poona weren’t drawn up until 1873. From there, it was brought to Britain by English officers. Subsequently, the game underwent many revisions.
The shortest match on record was only six minutes long – an average of three minutes per game. In 1996 in Hong Kong, Ra Kyung-min of South Korea defeated Julia Mann of England 11 to 2 and 11 to 1. Ouch. By contrast, watch this single rally from 2013, lasting a grueling two minutes. That’s a lot of work for one point.
A Comparison with Tennis
Badminton is better.
Selected Towns in the Annapolis Valley
Digby, Cornwallis, Annapolis Royal, Bridgetown, Lawrencetown, Middleton, Greenwood, Kingston, Aylesford, Berwick, Waterville, Cambridge, Coldbrook, Kentville, New Minas, Canning, Wolfville, Grand Pré, Hantsport, Windsor, Port Williams