The Holy Trinity Badminton Club (HTBC) offers badminton programs to the Ottawa, Kanata, and Stittsville residents, for recreational and competitive players. There are 2 programs: The Basic Membership (Sunday 10am to 3pm) and Corey's Coaching Classes.
The Basic Membership is $200 for ~29 Sundays and 5 hours per Sunday. Plastic Yellow Yonex Mavis 300 Medium Speed shuttles are provided and the system relies on a tag system for fair play, fair court time, and easy to understand for all. There are 6 courts with court rotations announced every 15 minutes. Adults and juniors can join this membership - making it possible for parents to play with their children. Friends can play with one another by clipping their tags together. The recreational and social players are recommended joining the Basic Membership. This club does not cater to the highly competitive or elite.
During the pandemic, HTBC was in a minimal operation mode, but for the 2023-2024 season, we are beginning to return some of the cool and neat features HTBC used to offer before the pandemic. With that being said, Corey's Coaching Classes are back! This is a great way to hone in on your skills and improve under close supervision and instruction by Coach Corey and his team of assistant coaches, and then you can use your newly acquired skills in some game play as part of the Basic Membership that comes along with your registration.
While we are providing private coaching lessons - there are no more coaches and slots available. Private lessons were negotiated over the summer break, and the hourly rates varied from coach to coach. For the 2022-2023 season, we have Corey Hum, Alan Fok, and Giulian De La Merced providing private coaching lessons. Private coaching for the 2023-2024 season is to be determined.
If you're ready to register, please fill out the online registration form, and wait for a confirmation email (up to 24 hours). If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you on the badminton courts, September 10th - the first club meet.
Eugene Lee, Mike Tran, Vu Dao, and Corey Hum.
Holy Trinity Badminton Club
From 2009 to 2012, the ODBA have been running a program called the Sunday Drop-in Program, funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation. With the funding depleted, the program has ended. Since there were no other parties interested in converting the Sunday Drop-in Program into a club, Eugene and Mike stepped up to make it happen. Eugene and Mike were ODBA Board of Directors - an umbrella, non-profit organization, composed of nearly every badminton club in the Greater Ottawa Area. It was clear that there has been a great demand for badminton in the Ottawa region, but not enough badminton clubs. For the purpose of meeting the badminton demand in the Kanata area, the Holy Trinity Badminton Club was born. As of 2023-2024, Eugene and Mike continue to hold positions as HTBC directors, and Vu Dao as the 3rd director.
The Holy Trinity Badminton Club is affiliated with the Ottawa District Badminton Association (ODBA). The ODBA serves the badminton community in the areas of policy-making, training, rules & regulations, district tournaments, ranking points, and so much more. The ODBA caters to every age category: juniors, adults, and masters. By joining the Holy Trinity Badminton Club, a portion of your membership fee will go towards an automatic membership with the ODBA. Hence, all members of the Holy Trinity Badminton Club are members of the ODBA.
Registered Not-for-Profit Organization
For existing members, please have the peace of mind that the Holy Trinity Badminton Club is a legally registered not-for-profit corporation. This means the club does not operate under a for-profit model. Legally, the directors of the HTBC are not paid and are elected by the membership annually. As a member, you have the right to request to view the financials income statements and any of the meeting minutes. The club coaches are paid employees of the club, but they don't have the power to set policy like the directors.