Player Code of Conduct

August 28, 2013 at 8:19 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Player Code of Conduct – Adopted August, 2013

ABC Player Code of Conduct 2013 pdf.

The purpose of this Code is to ensure and maintain the orderly and fair administration and conduct of the Asheville Badminton Club and to protect the players’ rights, the respective rights of the Montford Recreation Center, and the public.

As ambassadors of the Asheville Badminton Club, members are asked to maintain high standards of moral and ethical conduct, and responsible behavior.

Rules of Play

Players are responsible for knowing the game rules as approved by USA Badminton and abide by them.

Players will develop and maintain a constant habit of fair play and respectful sportsmanship.

Sportsmanship is defined as showing courteous behavior towards teammates and opponents, giving an honest effort in play, following the rules, and accepting the outcome of play as well as calls during competition.

Players are empowered and encouraged to enforce the rules in a polite manner, speaking directly with involved parties.

Players are responsible for making fair, quick, and accurate line calls.  If there is any doubt, always give your opponents the point.

Prior to each serve, the server will announce the correct score.

Players will not walk behind or beside a court when the shuttle is in play.

Players will relinquish their court after every game to waiting players.

Players will shake hands with the other team at the end of every game.

Personal Behavior

Players are expected to compete honorably and in ways that bring respect to themselves, the Asheville Badminton Club, and the sport of badminton.

Players will exercise self-control. Loud, abusive, insulting or offensive language is strictly prohibited.  Bullying, threatening or any inappropriate behavior is also strictly prohibited.

Players will treat others as they would like to be treated.

Players will respect the rights, dignity and worth of every player regardless of their gender, ability, or skill level.

Players will share their expertise and play time especially if asked.

Players can only improve through cooperation between levels. Be aware of the need for beginner players to play against intermediate players who, in turn, need to play against advanced players who, of course, need court time amongst themselves. “Spread the wealth” in regard to the level of play, gender, and age and do so in a non-condescending and respectful manner remembering “People will forget what you say but will always remember how you made them feel.”

PARTICIPANTS’ AFFIRMATION:  I have read and accept this Players Code of Conduct and I agree to follow the rules, guidelines, and procedures as stated. My cooperation is appreciated and a condition of being a member of the Asheville Badminton Club. I further understand that by signing this document I will be considered an active member in good standing of the Asheville Badminton Club.

Signature/Date:  _________________________________    _________________



August 28, 2013 at 7:52 pm | Posted in Club Business | Leave a comment

Beginning Tuesday, August 27, the Asheville Badminton Club will be moving to the Stephens-Lee Recreation Center.  We will be playing there from 5-8pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays until renovations are complete at the Montford Recreation Center.

Directions to Stephens-Lee Recreation Center, 30 George Washington Carver Ave., Asheville, NC  28801.  828-350-2058

Follow I-240 E to Exit 5B for Charlotte Street/U.S. 70 E.  (This is the next exit after the Merrimon Ave. exit.)

Turn right onto Charlotte Street and follow across College Street.  You will pass under a pedestrian bridge.

Take the next left onto Max Street.  The street goes uphill and to the left.  Stephens-Lee Center is a large building high on the hill to the left.  Turn left onto George Washington Carver Ave. into the parking lot.

The gym is on the second floor.


December 1, 2012 at 6:15 pm | Posted in Club Business, Tournaments | Leave a comment


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8 – 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

We’ve had great success with this format and hope you can attend!


1. To provide competitive recreational play for experienced players of all ages from area badminton clubs. No trophies, no medals, no eliminations – just good play and camaraderie

2. A fund raising event to provide support for the Montford Community Center After School Program.

page1image1304Location: Montford Community Center, 34 Pearson Drive, Asheville, NC 28801.
Directions are here.

Refreshment: Drinks, fruit and pizza will be provided for lunch.

Contribution:  $20 per participant. This event does not financially benefit the Asheville Badminton Club. Funds remaining after expenses are covered will be donated to the Montford Community Center After School Program. You are welcome to contribute more than $20 if you wish.

Registration: Participants may bring their completed waiver forms or fill them out as they register. Payment can be made by check or cash

See ALL the details and the waiver form on our tournament page.

With Sadness – Norm Wilhelmi

November 3, 2012 at 12:22 am | Posted in General | Leave a comment

  A gentle giant with an infectious smile; he made the game wonderful to play.
We will miss him on our courts.

Montreat College Hall of Fame Inductee 1999

MONTREAT – Norm Wilhelmi, 86 went home to be with his Lord and Savior early Wednesday morning, October 24, 2012. A long-time resident of Montreat and member of Montreat Presbyterian Church, EPC, he was born on April 3, 1926, in Cicero, Ill.

During WW II Norm served in the U.S. Navy and saw action in the south Pacific including Iwo Jima. Following the war he gradated from Taylor University, Upland, Ind., where he met his beloved wife of 60 years, Eunice Berg Wilhelmi of Charlotte, N.C. In addition to Eunice, he is survived by his five children and seven grandchildren.

Norm served as mentor and life encourager for many friends all over the world. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Taylor University or Montreat Presbyterian Church, EPC.


July 27, 2012 at 6:54 pm | Posted in General | 1 Comment

Top 5 Badminton Rallies from the Olympics

Gold Medal Dates
Aug. 3: Mixed Doubles
Aug. 4: Women’s Singles, Women’s Doubles
Aug. 5: Men’s Singles, Men’s Doubles

July 29
9:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.: Badminton is scheduled to air on NBC Sports Network.
9:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.: Badminton is scheduled to air on MSNBC.


NBC Live Stream
2012 Olympic Website
Badminton World Federation Olympic Page

*  Super Dan primed to defend title
* Late schedule change infuriates badminton players

Tricks and Treats from the Sport We Love!

October 31, 2011 at 7:41 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Memorial Service for Dick Gilbert

April 10, 2011 at 10:08 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

27 CHURCH STREET, (downtown – the grey stone church on the right side of the street)

Members:  Be sure to check the Schedule for upcoming changes.

March 19th – Special Day for ABC Players

March 12, 2011 at 3:15 pm | Posted in Club Business | Leave a comment

The Montford Community Center will be open just for our club on Saturday, March 19th.

We will be playing from 10 AM – 4 PM.

Lunch:  Chip in for some pizza or bring your own.

See you on the courts!

Badminton for Life Articles

March 6, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Posted in General | 1 Comment

March Madness is huge in North Carolina but for Badminton fans, the fun is year round. Whether you’re a Carolina or Duke basketball fan (go Blue Devils!) you can still find time to pop in on Tuesdays and Thursdays for a great match on the court. We only have two courts but play is continuous and switching out is considerate of player’s abilities and wait time. BTW, if you get information about competitions, e-mail to me so that I can post here for everyone to see! Thanks!

Johnnie Ho sent members a couple articles from Badminton for Life – check ’em out. Each article is by a different noted expert in the sport of Badminton.

Especially clarifying (even though it’s probably been said a hundred times, seeing it in print helps) was the article on

Mixed Doubles:
In the classic mixed formation, the woman stays in front of the man, playing along and just behind the short service line, while the man retrieves shots hit to his half-court or back court. In mixed it is even more imperative not to lift, since the woman is so close at the net and vulnerable to smashes. Classic mixed is a slower game with more finesse than in regular doubles, the better to bring both partners into the rally. Again, each team is trying to hit shots that make the other team lift. Avoid shots that your opponents can meet above the tape, unless you manage to get the shot behind the striker.

If you do lift, the woman should not stay at the T and duck, but run away cross-court from where the shuttle is on the other side and take a position about 2-3 feet behind the short service line, squatting down and keeping the racket head up. She is only responsible for smashes and drops directed at her; the man gets everything else, including the down-the-line drop.

Since you are playing in an up-and-back formation, hitting cross-court is risky since you are vulnerable to a down-the-line return. Hit cross-court only if both opponents are on the same side of their court as the shuttle is on your side, or if you know you can hit a winner through the opposing woman.

Source: Washington State Badminton Association Newsletter Newsletter, Fall 1996
Author: Eugene Kumekawa

In Memoriam – Dick Gilbert

January 8, 2011 at 11:58 am | Posted in Club Business | Leave a comment

It is with profound sadness that we report the passing of our dear friend, Dick Gilbert.  Dick suffered a massive and fatal heart attack on January 6th.  There will be a small, family-only religious service soon and an open memorial service for friends and extended family sometime this spring.

Nothing but Gold at this past year’s Senior Games; Dick was 86. His infectious smile and devout love of our game will be missed. He’s probably on Court 1 now and he’ll always be on ours. Our condolences to his wife Juanita.

Please view our March 2009 post when Dick was name President Emeritus and the Citizen Times Richard Gilbert Obituary.

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