2018-2019 Summer League

Entries to the 2018-2019 Summer League Round 2 starts 5th February, ends 26th March. Email to register a team of 4 players (cost $200) – maximum 14 teams so get in quick!

Competitive League:

  • Maximum 1 A grade player per team.
  • Minimum of 1 C grade player per team.
  • Minimum of 1 female per team.
  • Players may be replaced at any stage, so long as the overall team make up meets the above guidelines.

Other Regulations:

  • All matches are best of 3 games (no setting) – the 1st and 2nd games to 21 points, 3rd game to 11 points.
  • If a tie ends in 3 all – a GOLDEN GAME will be played between any two players from each team, first to 11 points (no setting).
  • 6 match format – team players to be ranked individually; 1, 2, 3, 4.
  • Order of Play: 1&4, 2&3, 1&3, 2&4, 3&4, 1&2.
  • Shuttles and scoresheets to be provided by WBA.

Photos from Round 1 are on our Facebook page.

2019 Talent ID Day

Waikato Badminton Association’s 2019 Talent ID Day will be held on Sunday 24 February 2019. Previous playing experience is NOT required!

  • Between 8-12 years old?
  • Want to play the fastest racquet sport in the world?
  • Have good hand eye coordination?
  • Want to be part of a great environment?
  • Able to practice on Mondays and Thursdays from 4.00-5.30pm if selected*?

To register or for more information, email with the players’ name, date of birth & contact details or phone 027 856 3049. A $5 fee is payable on the day.

*Successful players will be invited to be part of the Waikato Badminton Junior Development Squad or Junior Rep Squad programme under the guidance of experienced coaches. Players will be asked to participate in 4 to 5 competitions throughout 2019. The aim of the programme is to prepare players for Junior Representative Badminton. More info:


Please find attached an invitation to the YONEX Waikato International 2019.

International entries close Tuesday 26 February 2019, 23:59 hours BWF Headquarters time (+8:00 hours GMT). New Zealand Player entries close Thursday 21 February 2019, 23:59 local time.

All New Zealand players are to submit their entry and entry fee online by 21 February 2019 23:59 local time on the following link:

Practice Court Form
Team Officials Accreditation Form
Transport Form
Visa Form
Withdrawal Form

Waikato Badminton Association is also seeking VOLUNTEERS to be part of the event. Read more and register for the various volunteer roles:

YONEX Waikato International 2019 – Volunteer EOI