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Membership fees are CHF150 for the whole season and CHF85 for half a season. To become a member, please fill out the membership form and send it electronically. After confirmation you may pay your membership fee at any Swiss post office to Badminton Club OMS, 1200 Genève, postal account number 17-646368-8, or from a UBS Multimat machine or by e-banking.

Players are welcome to try out the facilities for one session before paying the membership fee.

Location of gym

The Collège André-Chavanne is located at 14, avenue Trembley, Geneva, a short distance (5 minute drive, 25 minute walk) from WHO in the Petit-Saconnex area. There is a parking lot on the chemin de Coudriers side of the Collège campus from where it is easiest to enter the gym.

Training time

BC O.M.S. practices on Tuesday, Wednesday from 20:00-22:00 and on Thursday from 18:00-20:00 in Room 2029 of Gym 4 of the Collège et Ecole de Commerce André-Chavanne. Four courts are available. There are locker rooms in which to change and shower.

Current season and holidays

The 2023-2024 season runs from 28 August 2023 to 14 June 2024.

The gym will be closed during the following school and public holidays:

School holidays

Autumn holiday: 23-27 October 2023

Christmas holiday: 25 December 2023 to 5 January 2024

February holiday: 19-23 February 2024

Easter holiday: 29 March - 12 April 2024

Public holidays

Thursday, 7 September 2023 (Jeûne genevois)

Thursday, 9 May 2024 (Ascension)

Geneva Canton rules for use of the gym and changing rooms

Please respect the following rules. Violations could lead to revoking BC O.M.S. right to use the gym.

  • It is prohibited to drink, eat or smoke on the premises. Proper behaviour is required at all times.

  • Shoes must be clean and appropriate for the gym. Shoe soles which are black or leave marks on the floor are forbidden. Shoes worn outside are strictly forbidden for sports in the gym.

  • Adolescents (and children) must be supervised by an adult at all times and are not permitted on the premises on their own.

  • The gym must only be used during the time allocated to the Club.

  • All material (net posts, benches) must be put back into their place after use.

Equipment required

  • Badminton racket(s)

  • Indoor sport shoes (soles must not be black or leave marks--see above rules)

  • Shorts, shirt, warm-up suit

  • Towel, if needed

BC O.M.S. supplies the nets and shuttles, which are stored in a small locker. The Club is equipped with a basic first aid kit.

Where to purchase badminton equipment

Sport Import, Route des Acacias 25, 1227 Les Acacias, Tel: 022/ 343 43 13

Offers a large range of badminton rackets (including top of the range ones) and equipment. The shop lends rackets for a couple of days so they can be tested prior to purchase. Located near Queue d'Arve Badminton Center.

Univers Sport, Rue de la Servette, 52, Geneva, http://www.univers-sport.ch

Offers the possibility to test rackets.

In addition, low and mid-range rackets are available at Aeschbach, Athleticum (Meyrin), Manor, Sport XX, Go Sport (Val Thoiry, France; several test rackets available), Inter Sport (St. Genis-Pouilly, France), Sport 2000 (Segny, France) and other sporting goods shops.

Geneva badminton facilities

If you would like to play more on an individual basis, the following two halls rent courts:

Queue d'Arve, one to twenty courts, as available, 12, rue François-Dussaud, Les Acacias, Tel.: 022/ 418 44 44

Bois des Frères, one to ten courts, as available, 22, chemin de l'Ecu, Châtelaine, Tel.: 022/ 796 44 64

Courts may be reserved during the week by calling starting on Monday mornings at 8:00. The price of a court for one hour is CHF 14.


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