The Top Badminton Club in Edmonton is The Derrick Club

Badminton is your game and The Derrick Golf and Winter Club is the club for you.

Badminton is a fun and fast-paced sport that is enjoyed by players of all ages and skill levels. It’s an excellent workout for competitive players and an fun activity for friends and families to play together.

When you walk into the Derrick Club badminton centre, you'll see one of the best badminton facilities in all of North America with gleaming hardwood courts and bright offset lighting and contrasting walls to maximize visibility for players.

Athletic members of The Derrick Club and their families have access to the badminton courts for a variety of programs and open play opportunities. 

The Derrick Club has an active and friendly badminton community. We’re eager to welcome you! Getting involved is as easy as talking to one of our badminton professionals.

Meet The Derrick Club Badminton Professionals


Catherine Andersson


Head Badminton Professional

Catherine has been involved in high level badminton since 1985, as a junior elite player, a professional player, and a coach in Korea and Canada. Catherine played on the Korean Junior and National teams winning many national titles. In addition, she competed at the University level for the University of Kyung Hee. During her professional career, she also completed a Master's Degree of Sports Pedagogy from the University of Incheon. Catherine’s three boys keep her busy running to different tournaments. She is joining us after Coaching at the Calgary Winter Club since 2004. We are excited to have Catherine join the Derrick Club as our new head badminton professional.

Group Lessons

Are you serious about developing your badminton skills? The Derrick Club badminton coaches are here to provide you with group lessons depending on your skill level. There’s something for everybody.

Are you serious about developing your badminton skills? The Derrick Club badminton coaches are here to provide you with group lessons depending on your skill level. There’s something for everybody.
We offer classes for beginner badminton players. This includes pre-school classes as well as beginner and teen classes. We believe that teaching the fundamental skills in a fun and relaxed setting will allow you to improve as a player. Forehand and backhand grip, serve and air-volley, ready position, racquet work, half court footwork, concept of all the basic skills, half court singles rules, and some fun games.
Players in this class know all of the proper shots in badminton and are beginning to learn more about how to play the game. An Intermediate player is developing and working towards playing in their first competitive tournament. They will keep practicing until they are able to use all the half court basic skills proficiently. Students will learn some half court patterns, full court footwork and singles/doubles rules. They will be able to play intense half court games with some transition to full court. This player is advancing their skills on court in regards to competitive play and how to play a winning shot. As they develop the coaches will advise when they are ready to play in a tournament. The starting point for them would be doing one or both of the local EDBA tournaments.
Players are able to use full court skills proficiently. They will be mastering singles, doubles and mixed doubles footwork. Coaches will continue to work on competitive strategies. Players have advanced skill levels, attend class twice a week and participate in at least the two Badminton Alberta tournaments held in Edmonton - Provincials and EDBA tournaments. Other tournaments are encouraged.
Players are able to use all the cross court skills proficiently. They are learning more straight and cross patterns and play cross court singles and full court singles. Competitive B players understand the strategies. They will also learn doubles skills, footwork, and concepts. Players are preparing for the transition to a Badminton Alberta tournament and could also play in the Derrick Junior tournament when they have the skill level.
Players will improve singles, doubles and mixed doubles strategies, be able to think and adjust their own weakness and advantages individually. Coaches will be developing more intense footwork and fitness training. High performance group lessons will train the players as professional athletes and help them to be fit and ready for all the high level tournaments, including Nationals and International tournaments. This would include open tournaments organized by Badminton clubs in Edmonton and Calgary. As an elite player attendance to class twice a week is required.
You can also take private lessons with your preferred coach to take your badminton game to the next level.

Badminton Camps

If you’re looking for an immersive, daily badminton learning and training, The Derrick Club offers camps for players of all levels during regular school breaks.

This is a great way to hone your skills in a short period or introduce a younger family member to their new favourite sport.

Competitive Play

If you’re looking for competition, The Derrick Club has it. You’ll have opportunities every day of the week to compete. You can set up a friendly match with another member during an open play session or join a ladder for scheduled matches on Mondays and Fridays.