Well supported 2023 BACT AGM and annual dinner & awards night, Gungahlin Eastlakes Club, 9 December 2023

The 2023 AGM preceded the Annual BACT Dinner & Awards night on 9 December. Representatives from over half of all 21 BACT affiliated clubs attended the meeting.  The incoming 2024 Executive Committee included one more of the younger generation of members, with Cassandra Yap taking on the position of Match Secretary; she replaces the retiring Brideen Allen who had been in the role for five years and a member of the BACT Committee since 2010. 

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ACT Open 2023 – Better than ever

After a hiatus of three years due to COVID restrictions and a lack of suitable and available indoor facilities, the 2023 ACT Open, held at the AIS Basketball Centre over the weekend of 18-19 November 2023, was better than ever.  With over 200 players in all four grades (Open to D grade) and with Australia’s No.1 ranked men’s single player (Ricky Tang, NSW) participating, the 2023 ACT Open was an immense success.  It was also the first time that BACT was able to offer some prize money for the Open winners. 

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ACT Teams Win three grades at the Albury/Wodonga Veterans Team Tournament, 4-5 November 2023

In the ACT’s best showing ever, all ACT teams which entered the event won their respective grades. A simply incredible achievement. Congratulations to the members of the three ACT teams that won: ACT Hotshots – A Grade Team Captain : Indu Sealey Members: Farhad Islam, Santosh Rawat, Molson Chengalath, Elijah Devaprakash (Prakash), Nareena Bora Rawat, Niluka Prishani Robindran, WEI HaiHua (WanTong). Grade B1 Tassie Phalasri Kulwant Kaur Vijaya (Bhanu) Kundrapu Carol Chang Jaya Thotthadi (team captain) Wenfeng (Jimmy) Ji Ramesh Kyla Sateesh Gade   Grade C1 Roseanne Campion Lien Nguyen Janet Lee Hisako Ewing Bach Nguyen Sajith Nair Mark Thoener (team captain) Rohan Baxter


BACT Annual Gala Dinner & Awards Night 2023

BACT Annual Gala Dinner & Awards Night 2023

Come for a night of BBQ Buffet (vegetarian option available), BACT club & junior awards, and a price raffle (including a badminton racket!)


Saturday 9 December 2023, 7pm

Dress code:

Smart casual


$32 per adult, $10 per child under 12


Eastlake Club, 51 Hinder Street Gungahlin ACT

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National Accredited Umpiring Course

Are you interested in becoming a badminton umpire?

You could have a fun, exciting and fulfilling career as a badminton technical official!

National Accredited Umpiring Course

Presenter and assessor: Sheehan Lim

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2023 Phoenix Graded Junior Tournament

Registration is now open for 2023 Phoenix Graded Junior Tournament at

This tournament is Open to ACT Juniors only. Juniors must be under the age of 18. Events in this tournament are Mixed Gender entries for both Singles and Doubles.

Entries Guideline
A Grade is for Juniors with Competition experience (eg. ANU Closed B/C Grade)
B Grade is for Juniors with Training experience (eg. ACT Squad or ANU Closed D Grade)
C Grade is for Juniors with Social experience in ACT clubs
D Grade is for Junior Beginners

Events: A, B, C, D
Date: Sun 22 October 2023, 8.30am-5.30pm
Price: $25 First entry, $20 Additional entry
Location: CGS gymnasium, 40 Monaro Cres, Red Hill ACT, 2603

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Badminton Coaching Foundation Course Entries Open

BACT has arranged for our first Badminton Australia Foundation Level coaching course (physical component) to be held: Badminton Coaching Foundation Course – 9th of July 2023 at Canberra Grammar School – 8:30am to 4:30pm. (BYO lunch) This course is a prerequisite to all the BWF Level Coaching courses, and is the minimum required accreditation for coaching at Australian national events. The course is half online (via Badminton Australia) and half in-person. Registration for this in-person course is required as places are limited (18). Currently active coaches or those wishing to be active coaches in their clubs or schools, will be given preference. The in-person part of the course will cost $70 to cover the costs for participants to attend the in-person training part of the course.  The online component is another $85 (for Adults) charged by Badminton Australia and includes the current years coach registration fee ($46).  If you are interested I would suggest that you first speak to your Club Presidents as if you are keen to coach at your clubs then the clubs may assist in terms of the costs for the course. Attendees must complete the online portion of the course (preferably prior to the 9th and provide their [read more…]

Donate to ACT Badminton junior development

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Club Notices

  • Canberra Badminton Academy

    Spots for Term 1, 2024 are currently full (Due to court availability, excess kids are placed on the waiting list)
  • Capital Junior Badminton Club

    The club is now closed for new memberships for Term 1, 2024. Happy to place interested players on the waiting list and inform them when spots become available.
  • Phoenix Badminton Club

    Phoenix accepts NEW memberships in 2024
    Social players: Sun 3-5pm
    Beginners (family and kids): Wed 5.45-7pm

    Casual players are welcome. Booking is NOT required

    NEWS FLASH, Phoenix Weekly Showdown !

    Round Robin Doubles !
    All Grades (Open, A, B, C, D) on alternating weeks
    Limited to 5 pairs per Grade each week
    Want to know more ? Get in touch with us !
  • 16 Feathers Badminton Club

    The club is now open for new memberships 2023 (limited spots available).
  • ANU Badminton Club

    As of August 2023, we will not be accepting associate members (non-ANU students) for the rest of the year, as we are at full capacity. We apologise for the inconvenience.


    Wed 1/11
    Sat 4/11
    Wed 8/11
    Sat 11/11
    Wed 15/11
    Sat 18/11
    Sat 25/11

    As we are affiliated with ANU Sport, we only accept ANU Students or anyone who has purchased an ANU Sport Membership.
  • Aspire Badminton Club

    Our social sessions have resumed, all players and levels are welcome.
    Players must register and pay prior to attending a session via our website.
  • Canberra Grammar Badminton Club

    Member and guest players please note that the club is trailing an online registration system. Anyone who wants to play at a particular session will need to register online at and pay before they can come and play at any session. Once payment is made and processed you will receive an eTicket. Please bring that along to the session. There is a cap of 36 players per session including casuals.

    Note we will be trailing the system between 8th Feb to the 29th of Feb. During the trial period we will not turn away any players who have not registered or if the cap has been reached but after the trial period, we reserve the rights to turn away people if the session is overcrowded.

    Booking will be open from Wednesday 1 am to following Tuesday 4 pm.
  • Gungahlin Badminton Club

    GBC Badminton Club membership are currently full, please send an email regarding future members to
  • Northside Junior Badminton Club

    Training is for juniors who are aged between 8 to 18 years old, and are willing to commit.
    We welcome the juniors in all different level, beginner to advanced.

    Sessions are only held during school terms.

    If you are interested or keen on training, please contact Ko.
  • Lions Badminton Club

    Places are available for 2024.
    1st session starts on 28Jan2024
    Please obtain confirmation by text from Max before you turn up on 0402 165 888
  • National Badminton Club

    The National Badminton Club is no longer taking any new members until further notice.
    Casual play will also be very limited depending on member turn out.
  • Northside Badminton Club

    The Northside Badminton Club is not taking any new members until further notice.

    Monday night and Sunday morning sessions at Kaleen are not for beginners.

    NO Badminton on the following dates:

    Monday 11th March at Kaleen High School - Canberra Day

    Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th March at Kaleen High School - Railway Expo

    Sunday 31st March at Kaleen - EASTER SUNDAY

    Monday 1st April at Kaleen - EASTER MONDAY

    Thursday 25th April at Wesley - ANZAC day
  • Southside Badminton Club

    Visitors must contact Brideen (Thursday session - 0410666541) or Aizid (Tuesday session - 0403243007) to check if there are vacancies to play. If sessions are full any visitors who turn up without checking may be turned away.
    * last session for 2023 is Tuesday 19 December
    * first session for 2024 is Tuesday 23 January
  • University of Canberra Badminton Club

    UC Badminton Club is closed and will not be re-opening in 2020 and beyond.

    If you are a UC student and are passionate about badminton or interested in running the badminton club sessions at University of Canberra, please contact us.

  • Tuggeranong Vikings Badminton Club (TVBC)

    Last session for 2023- 20 December
    First session for 2024 - 3 January