Where to Play

There are a variety of places to play for every age, skill or ability in Manitoba. Cost is also an important factor for many, luckily, there are many affordable places to play recreationally. Level of play is another important factor, as playing with people at your level is often the most enjoyable for everyone (see the guide below). We recommend trying different clubs/groups and seeing which one you like best. 



Recreational/beginner: These programs are great for beginner players and those who are looking to have fun!

Weekly Sessions/Drop-in: 

Badminton Camps:


Competitive: These are levels ranging from intermediate (just beginning competition) to elite (nationally competitive players). 

Weekly Sessions/Drop-in: 



Private lessons: Private lessons can be taken by anyone regardless of age or skill level. They are more expensive than lessons, but the one-on-one time spent with a coach can take a player's game to the next level. There are also options to do semi-private lessons (two players and one coach - recommended especially for doubles pairs!)

  • Winnipeg Winter Club - athletes can work with Seniors and Masters National Champion Elliott Beals (must be a member to take private lessons).
  • Beyond the Perimeter Badminton - athletes can work with head coach Kevin Barkman.




Weekly lessons:

Casual Play/drop-in:

  • The Winnipeg Winter Club is the only one to offer unlimited drop-in for members at a fixed cost. Most of the other clubs listed below offer fixed playing times if you are a member. Memberships range from very affordable (local community centres for example) to more expensive at facilities.
  • Beyond the Perimeter Badminton (all community clubs offer open play sessions at fixed times throughout the week; membership or drop-in fee required)



Weekly lessons:




This list of clubs is not exhaustive and only includes MBA-sanctioned clubs. Please email [email protected] if you would like to become MBA-sanctioned and be included in this list. 


  • $ = less than one $100
  • $$ = $100 to $500
  • $$$ = $500 to $1000
  • $$$$ = $1000 to $2000
  • $$$$$ = $2000+ 

Costs do not necessarily include lesson prices. 



Click here for a link to an interactive Google Maps page.

Central Winnipeg

  • Winnipeg Winter Club offers 7-day unlimited drop-in at a fixed price (+ additional facilities including pool, gym, steam room, squash and tennis court access if you are a member)
    • Level of play: Beginner to elite. 
    • Cost: $$$$-$$$$$ (there are reduced costs for youth members taking lessons, ask about the CAMP membership)


North Winnipeg

  • Community Badminton Club offers drop-in on Sundays and Mondays and free lessons to those who want it
    • Level of play: Beginner to Intermediate. 
    • Cost: $5 drop-in


East Winnipeg

  • Prairie Badminton Winnipeg's only dedicated badminton facility and offers drop-in play 7 days a week for all skill levels. Table tennis and pickleball are also available. 
    • Level of play: Beginner to elite. 
    • Cost: $-$$$$$ (depends on how often you play)
  • East Kildonan Badminton Club offers badminton on Monday and Thursday nights for adults ages 18+. 
    • Level of play: Beginner to intermediate.
  • Transcona Badminton Club offers badminton on Monday nights and runs from October to May. 
    • Level of play: Beginner to intermediate. 
    • Cost: 


South Winnipeg  


West Winnipeg 

  • Active Badminton Club is open to players of all ages playing out of Wolseley School.
    • Level of play: Beginner to intermediate. 
    • Cost: $
  • Essence Badminton offers over 10 hours of adult recreational play and court time at Rady JCC  (+ additional facilities such as a salt pool, gym, steam room and more if you are a member). 
    • Level of play: Beginner to advanced. 
    • Cost: $8 drop-in / $-$$ membership



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South Manitoba


West Manitoba

  • Dauphin Badminton Club plays recreationally on Thursdays and welcomes all ages. 
    • Level of play: Beginner to Intermediate.
  • Brandon Badminton Club plays Wednesdays and Sundays on 6 courts at Brandon University. Ages 10+ 
    • Level of play: Beginner to advanced. 
  • Phoenix Badminton Club plays on Tuesdays in Saint-Lazare for all ages of play.
    • Level of play: Beginner to intermediate.
  • Club de Badminton Notre Dame plays out of Notre Dame de Lourdes and offers play for all. 
    • Level of play: Beginner to intermediate.


East Manitoba

  • Lac du Bonnet Badminton Club is open for play on Tuesdays and Thursdays and offers lessons for beginners and competitive youth as well as recreational play for adults. Marj Niemi is the head coach at the club. 
    • Level of play: Beginner to advanced. 
  • Pinawa Badminton Club runs from October to April and plays Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. All ages are welcome.
    • Level of play: Beginner to intermediate. 
  • Interlake Badminton Club plays on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays in Stonewall. Lessons are offered by Dale Kinley, who is also a coach at Prairie Badminton. 
    • Level of play: Beginner to advanced/elite. 
  • Selkirk Badminton Club plays on Sundays and Wednesdays out of two locations in Selkirk.
    • Level of play: Beginner to elite.

Northern Manitoba

    Thompson Badminton Club plays on Tuesdays and Thursdays welcoming people of all ages.
    • Level of play: Beginner to advanced.