Badminton can be played in an indoor or outdoor environment. For basic badminton rules, CLICK HERE.

Get started with one of the options below and begin your badminton experience with us!

Option 1: Join a Club

Don’t want the hassle of hiring your own courts? Join one of the many affiliated / supported Clubs in the Waikato region. There is a club to suit every age, ability and background including those that have never played before. Clubs will accept both casual players and those that wish to become a member. Please enquire with the Club contacts directly to find out where and what days / times of the week their sessions are held. Let us know if you want to set up your own Club!

For more information go to the “Clubs” section on this website or contact our office on 07 856 3049 or email

Option 2: Casual Play & Stadium Account

Badminton courts can be hired at various multi-purpose indoor facilities across the Waikato. Waikato Badminton Association manages a purpose-built facility in Hamilton East named the Eastlink Badminton Stadium. Casual players are welcome to Drop-In during staffed office hours. Drop-In rate includes free use of rackets and shuttles so no need to spend any money on buying equipment (available during staffed office hours only). Alternatively, get a personal stadium account and enjoy 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year access to this 10 court facility. Stadium account and court booking requests can be made online under Court Hire.

A personal stadium account can cost as little as $20 per year and hourly court hire rates start from just over $2.75 per person/hour/court (based on 4 people playing) depending on the type of membership you are eligible for (*conditions apply).

There are no ongoing membership charges besides the low annual membership fee as we operate on a “pay to play” basis.

To sign up for a stadium account or hire courts you can also go to to find the Waikato Badminton Association venue, or see staff at the Eastlink Badminton Stadium during staffed office hours. 

For more information go to the “Court Hire” section on this website or contact our office on 07 856 3049 or email