Q. Do I have to prepay online before coming to play or can I just “walk in?
A. You don’t have to pre-pay, so yes, you can literally walk-in on a Club-Play night! Non-member drop in rate is $7. Members can drop in for $5. Membership costs 25. / year. Bring Your Own Birdies (or buy some from us). If you are rotating into the club doubles we request you contribute 1 birdie to the group birdie basket and then you may utilize basket birds for club play .. until they are out. This insures that everyone is supplying their fair share of shuttles and it’s not just one or two players paying for all the birdies.
Q. When is the club open?
A. We have club play most days at 6:45pm and various weekend times, however the club is member-driven and does not have regular “business hours”. Members with “Access” privileges may open it anytime, any day! To be sure the club is open or to see if anyone is playing on an off-time, you need to see the daily info postings on our WhatsApp group.
Q. Are the “club play” nights open play or is it more of a set league atmosphere?
A. Club play nights are loose rotations.. not league format. Kind of depends on how many show up. When busy, a foursome plays 1 game and then rotates off so waiting players can play. So far we have not usually been that busy, however it can happen for a portion of the Club Play time on Wednesdays and Fridays. Other nights are also available to our unlimited members, and other members may be able to join when announced on our WhatsApp group. We do hope to get a league going soon!
Q. Why might I consider joining the Smashville WhatsApp group?
A. This is where most of the communication around play happens. How many are coming, when play is cancelled, special holiday events. It is especially useful for those interested in playing during “off-times” and non-club play hours. Players often put out an impromptu query to see if anyone is interested in playing at an off time. If enough respond – game on! There are also notices about training sessions, events and sometimes “FREE for members” events! We have another WA group for Kids training. To JOIN the Smashville WhatsApp click: http://smashville.us/go/whatsapp/
Q. How can I help out?
A. Smashville is a community-based organization and has only been able to develop due to players volunteering to help with various tasks from painting, line taping and junk removal to food preparation and event organization. We would love to have you come and help! Contact us at Play@Smashville.us with your talents!
Q. Looks like I’m the last one here and I don’t know where all the light switches are and how to lock up!
A. We have just posted a web page that shows (most) all the light switch locations and how to close the place up for the night! It’s currently under the Member Login drop-down however anyone can view: http://smashville.us/go/lights/
Q. What Badminton events do you run throughout the year?
A. In the Fall we have in the past run a “Turkey Smash” in November, which is now morphing into our December Birthday Tourney. Smashville opened (officially) on Dec 15, 2015 and Floyd’s B-Day is Dec 10 A(Floyd was invaluable in getting Smashville to the point of being able to open)
Dec 10, 2016 – Birthday Tourney. and Floyd’s Hoemless Challenge
Dec 31 New Years Eve party – We celebrate with some good snacks and shuttle on the early side so folks can get to their late night party.
April 1-2 PA State Championships (2017 venue is Phoenixville YMCA)
Late April or early May Mid-Atlantic Jr Championships (various locations)
In the past we had held a June doubles at the Y – hasn’t run in a few years.
4th of July Baddy BBQ!
Labor Day Baddy BBQ!