We hold practice and free play multiple times a week in Helen Newman Hall! Anyone Cornell-affiliated is welcome to come play and hang out regardless of skill level.

Summer 2023 Free Play Schedule:
See HNH's schedule here.
Location: Helen Newman Hall

Have any questions about practice or upcoming events/competitions? Check below for some FAQs, email Emily at exh2@cornell.edu, or shoot a message to our instagram account @cornellbadminton.

Recent Announcements

[5/14/2023] Have a great summer!

Good luck with finals and have a great summer! See you next fall :p


Do I have to bring my own equipment?

Bring your badminton shoes, rackets, and birds. (You can also borrow rackets and birds from the front desk, but they're not great.)

Do I have to commit to coming to practice regularly?

Nope! Come when your schedule allows.

Are there tryouts for the team?

There are tryouts for the collegiate team. However you can attend any non-collegiate tournament as part of Cornell Badminton without being in the team.

What shoes can I play badminton in?

Badminton-dedicated shoes are optimal because they grip the floor nicely and protect your ankles. Sneakers are alright for casual play. Black-soled shoes leave residue on the flooring and shouldn't be used.

I see that badminton is on the schedule in Noyes Gym as well, what's up with that?

Main club activities happen in Helen Newman Hall but nets and court lines are available in Noyes for independent play.

What competitions do the Cornell team participate in?

We participate in the Eastern Collegiate Team Badminton Championships, which are team tournaments and happen every semester. We also play in smaller, more local tournaments such as Crystal City; these tend to be individual.