Amanda Reid, left, and Kris Trudeau in action at a Courtenay Badminton Club session. (Photo supplied)

Courtenay Badminton Club wants new members

Dust off the racquet, tie up your shoes and step onto the court.

The Courtenay Badminton Club extends an invitation to adult players — with some experience — to drop in for a free session at école Au-coeur-de-l’île in Comox, where the club meets twice a week. Feathered shuttles are used and four courts are available.

“This is a long-established club,” said Daryl Bissell, who is in his 43rd consecutive year as a member. “It’s a friendly group. We’re easy to get along with.”

The present group of players range in age from 20-something to upwards of 70.

If doubtful about playing ability, or if you’re feeling rusty, there are a number of regular members who can provide some teaching assistance.

“It’s the life sport,” said club co-ordinator Frank Wouterlood. “It’s non-threatening. It’s a social game. You come with a smile on your face, and you leave with a smile on your face.”

The club meets Mondays and Thursdays from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the school, located at 566 Linshart Rd. near the Comox Firehall.

After the first free session, the drop-in charge is six dollars. Or members have an option of paying an annual fee of $160, or $110 for a half-year.

FMI: call Wouterlood at (250) 337-1850 or Bissell at (250) 339-3383.

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