Club Rules and Etiquette

By joining as an IBC member or participating as a drop-in, you are also agreeing to abide by the rules and etiquette of the club. IBC believes that its members & participants are responsible individuals and would like to treat all players accordingly. Consequently, the club tries to keep club rules and etiquette to a minimum.

Members who choose to violate club rules and etiquette will be given formal notice and may have their club membership revoked, with no membership refund. Drop-ins who choose to violate club rules and etiquette may be disallowed from dropping in or joining IBC.

Club rules and etiquette are as follows:

  1. Unless permitted otherwise, IBC membership is sold on a per-season basis. Membership paid is not refundable and is non-transferable.
  2. All players are required to sign a waiver before accepted as an IBC member or drop-in. A person signing for a family membership is deemed to be signing for all members covered under that family membership. Those who choose not to sign the waiver will not be accepted as IBC members or drop-ins.
  3. Before starting play at IBC, a person must have purchased a membership or paid the drop-in fee if drop-in play is allowed.
  4. Players must wear clean, indoor-only, non-marking, soft-soled shoes. Outdoor shoes may not be worn in the gym.
  5. Paid members must wear the shoe tag provided by IBC to identify themselves as paid members.
  6. Persons under 16 years of age must be supervised by an adult at all times and may not enter the gymnasium.
  7. Players (i.e.: members & drop-ins) will restrict their activities to the area of the large gym, the immediate waiting area adjacent to the gym, locker rooms and closest bathrooms. Visitors (non-player) must restrict their activities to the immediate waiting area adjacent to the gym and the closest bathrooms.
  8. IBC will take responsibility to enforce proper conduct of players and visitors.
  9. Visitors are welcome at IBC provided that they report to executives and comply with IBC rules and regulations. IBC reserves the right to disallow visitors.
  10. The first people to arrive (ie: are slated to play in the first round of matches) must set up the gym, including setting up net poles, stringing out the net and hanging the wall panels (if applicable to the gym). Setup must be completed for all courts prior to any badminton play.
  11. At WP Wagner: The last group to play on Court 4, 5, or 6 must take down the wall curtain panels at the back and the poles and net for Court 4, 5, and 6. The last group to play on Court 1, 2, or 3 must take down the wall curtain panels at the front and poles and net for Court 1, 2, and 3.
  12. At other Play Locations: The last 2 courts to play are responsible for taking down the nets and neatly storing school equipment in the equipment room.
  13. Matches are limited to two games after which the players must vacate their court and wait for their next turn to play. Games must follow the Rally Point System (21 points).
  14. After you finish your match, please return game shuttles to designated court shuttle container (if available). Removal of game shuttles other than for game play on the designated court is not permitted.
  15. No singles games allowed when there are players waiting to play doubles.
  16. Swearing or use of other abusive language is absolutely not accepted. Depending on the severity of the situation, offenders may be asked to vacate the gym immediately.
  17. Please keep your cell phone ring volume down or put cell phone in vibrate mode to avoid disrupting other players.
  18. If another user group is occupying the gym, IBC players/visitors may not enter the gym or interfere with the activities of the user group.
  19. Players must vacate the GYM by the scheduled end time for the booking.
  20. Players must vacate the SCHOOL/FACILITY no later than 10 minutes after the scheduled end time for the booking.
  21. On court warm up time is restricted to 3 minutes.
  22. Players must not communicate issues/questions/comments directly to school/custodial staff. All issues/questions/comments should be brought to an IBC Executive.

IBC uses a court waiting system to ensure all players have equal and fair access to the courts. Please ensure that you familiarize yourself with the system.

If you need clarification on a particular club rule or etiquette, please e-mail an IBC Executive. Alternatively, you can submit your questions using our online form or email us at