Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

  • How do I keep up with club announcements?
    There’s a Facebook group, a website, and a mailing list. Announcements (e.g. registration, cancellations) will be posted on the website and automatically sent to the mailing list. We’ll also post on our social media channels.
  • I joined the mailing list but I’m not receiving emails
    Firstly, check your spam/junk folder folder. Most email tools allow you to add a rule so that our emails are not considered spam, e.g. in Gmail create a filter with “From: OR” and select the rule “Never send it to Spam”. (There are lots of How To videos online that can help.)
    If you still don’t receive email, send a message to and we will check if our mailing software has reported any problems.
  • When and where do you play?
    See our Locations page and Season Dates page for that information.
    BADinTO is a “drop-in” club; members are not on a team and therefore can come to play at their convenience.
  • How do I join the club?
    Check our Registration page for details. In general registration begins in August each year. We have a limit on our capacity which means we cannot accept everyone. Those who aren’t accepted are added to a waiting list (on a “first come, first served” basis) and will be contacted when we have space for more members.
  • I filled in my registration form but I’ve not heard anything
    Processing registration forms is a manual process so please do not expect an immediate reply once you complete the form. We endeavour to respond quickly but we are volunteers with day jobs and other commitments 🙂
  • What do I need to bring?
    Non-marking court shoes, racquet and refillable water bottle. A change of clothes is recommended. Nets and plastic shuttles will be provided by us. If you prefer to play feather shuttles, please supply your own.
  • Can I play without joining the club?
    We do occasionally accept non-members as guest players with a fee. You must contact us ahead of time to confirm whether guests can play on a specific date.
  • How are club nights organized?
    The play directors look after the board and arrange games. Players have a colour-coded skill level so games are arranged to balance play as best as we can.
  • Where can I string my racquet or buy shoes and other equipment?
    We’ve found these local merchants for you as suggestions. Please note they are not affiliated with BADinTO. Do your own research and if you have any questions please check with the merchant directly.4 U Badminton (Dixie/Aerowood, Mississauga):
    AM Sport (Eglinton Ave West/Mississauga Rd, Mississauga):
    ATR Sports (The Queensway/Islington):
    Ace Racquet Stringing (Birchmount/Huntingwood):
    Brown’s Sports & Cycle (Bloor/Jane):
    Canuckstuff (Kennedy/Ellesmere):
    Dennis’s Badminton Stringing Service (Ossington/Dupont):
    Epic Sports (Eglinton Ave East/Birchmount):
    J Zone Badminton (Kennedy/Hwy 7, Markham):
    JJ Sports Specialist (Steeles/Warden):
    Li-Ning Premium Outlet (1207 Appleby Line, Burlington):
    Max Sports (Steeles/Kennedy):
    SportChek (various locations):
    VA Sports (First Markham Place, Markham):
  • Still have questions? Please contact us.