How To Start A Club


BCAN Resource: Requirements to build a Badminton facility

Badminton is a fast paced and challenging sport, it has seen its popularity grow rapidly after the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto and the 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio.  Many of Canada’s top badminton players have been developed in Ontario and have excelled within the international stage just like Ontario natives Michelle Li, Alexandra Bruce, Rachel Honderich, Jason Ho-Shue, Brian Yang, Joshua Hurlburt-Yu, Nyl Yakura, Andrew Dabeka, Mike Beres, Bryan Blanshard, Mike Bitten, and many more!

Many of Ontario top athletes start off in a beginner program at their local club and grow from there! Ontario has many of the most competitive and fun clubs out there and they are the backbone of our community. If you are interested in starting and creating your own badminton club, please review the Badminton Canada resource above.  Affiliated badminton clubs in the Ontario community are also entitled to club member benefits such as insurance coverage, competition participation privileges, event access, e-learning modules, access to NCCP Coaching Clinic, and many more member benefits!

To affiliate your Badminton Club, you may contact the District President responsible for the region in which your club is located.

District Presidents

  • Central Ontario Badminton Association (COBA)
    Russ Le Blanc |  |
    Regions of Lennox and Addington, Northhumberland, Hastings, Victoria, Prince Edward, Durham, Peterborough, Frontenac

  • Georgian Bay & District Badminton Association (GBDBA)
    Suzanne Lachner (acting) | |
    Regions of Bruce, Simcoe, Muskoka, Grey, Dufferin, Parry Sound, Haliburton, Newmarket, Aurora
  • Northern Ontario Badminton Association (NOBA)Kurt Templemans Plat |
    Regions of Cochrane, Sudbury, Algoma, Timiskaming, Nipissing, Manitoulin, Kenora, Rainy River, Thunder Bay, North Bay, Patricia
  • Ottawa & District Badminton Association (ODBA)
    Fei Tam | |
    Regions of Prescott, Lanark, Russell, Renfrew, Glen Garry, Grenville, Stormont, Leeds, Dundas, Brockville, Ottawa-Carlton
  • Western Ontario Badminton Association (WOBA)
    Andrew Brigham | |
    Regions of Wellington, Huron, Hamilton-Wentworth, Perth, Lincoln, Waterloo, Haldimand Brant, Oakville, Oxford, Elgin, Middlesex, Kent, Lambton, Haldiman-Norfolk, Essex, Milton, Burlington