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PRACTICE SESSIONS & ROSTERS INFORMATION

(Last updated 12 January 2017)

This page provides some details for practice sessions, rosters, tournaments etc  which are conducted at the
 Badminton Centre (many of which  have links on the Calendar of Events page).


CASUAL SESSIONS

(You do not need to be registered for these sessions - you can just turn up and play.


Vets Session, 5~7pm Saturday

This session was originally started by a group of "Over-40" players (hence the name Vets), but now anybody over 30 is welcome.  Cost is $10 and shuttles are provided.
This session runs from 5pm to 7pm every Saturday and is managed by Henry Nissink.


Family Session 3~5pm Sunday

The timing of this session is aimed at families but anybody and everybody is welcome.

The cost is $5/hour, with most attendees paying $10 for a 2-hour practice session.
A free shuttle is provided to anybody paying the  $10 fee. Additional shuttles, if needed, can be purchased for $2 each.

Racquets are available if required but they are in limited supply - so be quick!
Garion Weller usually manages this session.


Public Session, 5~7pm Sunday

This session is open to everyone. Cost is $7 if you are a paid-up member of the STBA or $10 otherwise. Shuttles are not provided but may be purchased from the Session Manager (usually Rosie Meaghan) for $2.50 each.
 A family (2 adults and up to 3 children) may attend the full session for $25.
The session runs from 5 to 7pm every Sunday.

Sunday Come & Try Session, 7~9 pm   
This session is open to everybody.  It is run by Vicky Zhang. 
Cost is $10 and shuttles are provided. Racquets are available on request.
Some basic coaching is also available at no extra cost.



Tuesday Practice Session
, 5~7pm Tuesday

This session is designed for players who would like to fit in a badminton session between work and  dinner.
It is aimed mainly at players of around division 2 to division 3 standard.
Cost is $10 for a 2 hour session but $5 is also acceptable if you can only fit in a 1 hour session. Shuttles are provided.
Alan Bottomley (0417 346 701) usually manages this session.


Tuesday Come & Try Session
, 7:30~9:30pm Tuesday

This session is open to everybody. It is run by Robert Brockman who is a nationally accredited coach.
Robert will be pleased to provide some coaching to attendees or you can just play some games.
Cost is $10 and shuttles and racquets are provided and are included in the cost. See a brochure here.



Friday Come & Try Session
, 7:30~9:30pm Friday

This session is open to everybody.  It is run by Vicky Zhang.
Cost is $10 and shuttles are provided. Racquets are available on request.
Some basic coaching is also available at no extra cost.

Ladies Badminton - casual session
Ladies flyer
A casual session is conducted on Wednesday mornings from 9:30am to 12:00pm.
For more information click on the picture or contact Marilyn on 6229 5360.


Coaching Sessions ~ various times

There are various coaching sessions conducted during a typical week. Mostly you would need to contact one of the coaches before attending one of their sessions.
Click here for more information.



ROSTERS
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Night Roster    Monday: Div 3,  Tuesday: Div 4Wednesday: Div 1 and Div 5Thursday: Div 2
The night roster is the main activity conducted by the STBA.
 It typically involves around 200 players in about 30 teams and 5 divisions (4 divisions in 2016).
The STBA conducts 3 rosters per year; Summer, Autumn and Winter.  In 2015/2016 we trialled a Spring roster.
To play in one of these rosters you need to nominate before the roster starts. Look on the Forms page for a current nomination form.

Southern Junior Roster  1:30~4:30pm Saturday (Terms 2 and 3)
This session is for junior players aged from 10 to 18 years. Cost is $7 and racquets and shuttles are provided.
The sessions run on Saturday afternoons (1:30~4:30pm) during terms 2 and 3 (April to September) but not during school holidays or when there is a weekend tournament  at the badminton centre.
More details can be found here.
Rowan Henderson organises and manages this session in 2016.

High School Roster  4pm~6:30pm Friday afternoons.
This is a teams roster for High School students. Most of the games are at the South Hobart Badminton Centre but some of the matches use school facilities. The roster runs from mid May to around the end of August but not during the school holidays. Typically there are about 60 teams from the various High Schools in the Hobart area. Click here for more information.
This competition is coordinated by Garion Weller and Rose Meaghan in 2016.

College Roster  4pm ~6:30pm Wednesday afternoons
This is a teams roster for College students, similar to the High Schools roster (above) and runs from mid May to end of August. Typically about 20 teams compete. Click here for more information.  This competition is also coordinated by Garion Weller in 2015.

Hobart Ladies Badminton, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings 9:30 am to 12 noon.
The Hobart Ladies conduct 3 sessions each week, (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings).
If you would like to join one of these sessions please initially contact the HLBA Secretary on  0419 113 644 or by email to secretaryhlba@gmail.com.  See also the HLBA website and the Ladies casual session (see above).



HOBART TOURNAMENTS
Every year the STBA conducts a number of tournaments as detailed below:

 GOSEN TASMANIAN TEAMS CHAMPIONSHIP
This is typically conducted during a weekend in May.  It is open to everyone.

 CITY OF HOBART TOURNAMENT 
Typically conducted in early May.   See our Calendar of Events.
You need to be registered with an afilliated club (such as the STBA) to play in this tournament.

Events usually offered are: Open Mens Singles, Open Womens Singles, Open Mens Doubles, Open Womens Doubles, B-Grade events, C-Grade events, D-Grade events (sometimes), U15, U17 and U19 events.

 HOBART VETERANS CARNIVAL
This is a Teams event and is usually conducted on the second weekend in June. It is open to all players aged over 35 and is patronised by players from all around Tasmania.
The carnival, which is a 2-day event, has been held every year since 1990. The entry fee is currently $35.
There are also Veterans carnivals conducted each year in Launceston (usually in July) and Burnie (usually in September). Check the Calendar of Events for more details and links to entry forms.

 STBA INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT
Usually conducted during June or July.  See our Calendar of Events.

You need to be registered with an afilliated club (such as the STBA) to play in this tournament.

 GOSEN AUSTRALIAN-MALAYSIAN TOURNAMENT
Usually conducted during August.   See our Calendar of Events.

 TASMANIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS 
The venue for this tournament rotates around between the North Western, the Northern and the Southern badminton venues:  2015:Burnie,   2016: Launceston,   2017: Hobart.
You need to be registered with an afilliated club (such as the STBA) to play in this tournament.



 NATIONAL TOURNAMENTS
(sometimes hosted in Hobart)

(You need to have been selected into a State Team to play in one of these).

 The Ede Clendinnen Shield   (See here for a history of the Clendinnen Shield)
This is the national competition for the senior teams from the various States and Teritories around Australia.
In 2014 it was held in Geelong, Victoria. In 2015 it was hosted in Hobart !

 Under 15 (Val Nesbit) Carnival  
Rotates between venues around Australia. In 2014 it was hosted in Launceston.

 Under 17 (June Bevan) Carnival 
Rotates between venues around Australia. In 2012 it was hosted in Hobart.

 Under 19 (CP Maddern) Carnival 
Rotates between venues around Australia. In July 2014 it was hosted in Hobart.