Kelowna badminton juniors took on Summerland Secondary School teachers in an exhibition match. Left to right in the front row are Jamison McGaw

Kelowna badminton juniors took on Summerland Secondary School teachers in an exhibition match. Left to right in the front row are Jamison McGaw

Badminton club seeks juniors

Summerland’s Badminton Club may be 100 years old, but the emphasis right now is on youth.

Summerland’s Badminton Club may be 100 years old, but the emphasis right now is on youth.

The club, which is open to players of all ages and levels, is starting a junior badminton program. Two businesses have made donations to help.

The Summerland Credit Union has handed over $1,000. The club will be able to offer free memberships for juniors who sign up soon.

Also, Black Knight, a racquet sports supplier, has donated racquets and other equipment to be awarded in draws and other contests.

The 70-member Summerland Badminton Club recently celebrated its 100th birthday. Members play at a hall located at Prairie Valley Road and Wharton Street.

The club is open seven days a week, with various scheduled times for different levels of play.