Badminton BC Event Page

Here is a list of some tournaments of interest

1.) The 3rd Annual  Knight To Remember Recreational Tournament  May 31st, 2014 st

Knight to remember poster.2014

Send an email to if interested and if entering.

Tournament Software for on-line entry

please note that the early bird discount is a manual adjustment once payment is received.


St. Margaret’s School

Hosted by Badminton Victoria

There are 6 levels. 1- beginner, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5

Level Overhead Strokes Underhand Strokes Neutral  Strokes Movement Game Knowledge Appropriate Level of Play
1 – Beginner Can hit 2-3/10 overheads, no accuracy, no depth Very basic underhand shots – service is 2/10 Shuttle contact is less than 20% for neutral shots Mostly static, in-place hitting with occasional movement None to minimal 

Grip is incorrect

Community center, school phys ed class,  low level club or beginner league
1.5 Can hit 5/10 overheads. can hit back to server Learned basic concepts. May or may not hit shuttle consistently Learned basic concepts for a push, and drive. Execution is inconsistent Starting to move to intercept the shuttle but lacks coordination Knows basic lines 

Basic counting with errors.

Grip is basic but correct now

Community center, school phys ed class, low level club, or beginner league
2.0 Can hit 8/10 overheads. no placement accuracy. depth: 

can hit to mid-court

learning to drop


Can serve, but inconsistent in both getting the shuttle to the right place and consistency  (backhand versus forehand serve) Understand the differences between drives, blocks visually but is unable to replicate and is only able to hit shots in the most basic manner Knows the shots must be hit off of racquet foot and that shots at the net must be reached with the racket leg, but is inconsistent. Can keep score, but may get confused when keeping score in doubles.  Just beginning to learn how to rotate in doubles and positioning in singles Community center, school phys ed class or school intramurals, low level club, or beginner/recreational league
2.5 Can hit 10/10 Accuracy: 3/10 placement. mid-court depth 

Drops: 5/10

Pace: low

Serves are better, but singles serve does not reach the back line, short serve is  still a bit high at the net and introduction to the flick is underway Can hit neutral strokes with some consistency but still has difficulty in placing the shots where they need to go Beginning to 

Grasp and utilize  recovery skills

Basic singles positioning is understood but difficulty with the speed of recovery, doubles rotation is understood but inconsistent. Scoring is mastered Community center, school intramurals or high school badminton team, low level club/mid-level club, or recreational league, low level tournament play
3.0 20/20 overheads 

Depth: back double-service line.

Accuracy:  5/10 to FH or BH court

Drop: 8/10, good bird angle

Pace: low


Long serve can consistently go to the back line, short serve is no longer high at the net but still not completely consistent Now can hit the basic underhand strokes  10 times in a row or more. Can now hit a full court clear and a drop consistently in the court (the above shots are not neutral) 

Movement is now consistent, but not necessarily as quick as needed for a higher level of play 

Player can move backwards on court with advanced skills like shuffle and chasse

- Can perform basic defensive scissor kick

Understanding of tournament structure is being learned, Scoring is proficient in both singles and doubles High school badminton team, mid-level club, or recreational/competitive league, regional tournament play
3.5 - 100% overheads 

- Back court line

- accuracy 8/10

- drops 10/10

- pace low

- basic overhead backhand clear


All serves are now proficient and complete 

- Can lift a doubles smash straight with ¾ depth

Pace and control of all shots is now higher and maintains consistency. Development of crosscourts is now underway but inconsistent Movement skills are now complete in that a player is able to move proficiently around the court be it in singles or doubles Strategy in how to construct points is now beginning to be understood and developed. Although inconsistent the player is now beginning to think ahead of their shots and play High school/secondary badminton team, mid-level club/competitive club, or competitive league, regional/provincial tournament play