English info🇬🇧

Welcome to the Stuban homepage!

As you’ve probably noticed, the entire site is written in Dutch. On this page there’s a short English summary. We’ve got members from multiple nationalities. Also almost all trainers and all students speak English. The most important information can be found on this page, feel free to send us an email if any questions remain (bestuur@stuban.nl).

In September 1966, Stuban (Student Badminton Nijmegen) was founded. It has about 100 members. Everybody is welcome to join! We have members playing at all levels, from recreational to the higher leagues. But Stuban isn’t just about badminton, we also organize activities at least every month! Think about a BBQ, paintball, pool night, tapas night, a Stuban weekend, etc. So there are always possibilities to have fun!

Membership Stop

Update per 11-11-2022
Unfortunately, we have to introduce a membership stop for interested students, due to the overwhelming interest in our club this academic year. Our training groups are becoming to full to give adequate training. Therefore, it is no longer possible to follow trial trainings or to register for Stuban, until we have more room again. You can register for our waiting list if you want, by sending an email to secretaris@stuban.nl. We will then contact you if we have space again for new members. Our apologies for the inconvenience! The rest of the information on this page is thus also not applicable for now.

Introduction activities

In the beginning of the academic year we organize some introduction activities that are specifically meant to get to know Stuban. The year starts off with our introduction tournament. This is a tournament meant for players of all levels. Here, potential Stubanese will mingle with others to get to know each other and the sport. If you would also like to get to know the Stubanese outside the badminton courts, you are very welcome to join us at our introduction “borrel” at cafe Tappers. If you would like to participate to any of these activities, please send an email to pr@stuban.nl

Training groups

Every Stuban member can train at least once a week. Training groups are divided into four levels. The trainings take place at the Radboud Sports Centre.

  • A-selection: High skill badminton players: all members that play in the 6th division or higher in the competition (or members that don’t play competition but do have equal skills). All players of the A-selection play with feather shuttlecocks.
  • B-selection: League players of 7th division & lower and non-competition players with the similar level. Players with 6th division level play with nylon shuttlecocks.
  • C/D-selection: Recreational & starting players.

The trainers and the technical committee decide which group is best suited for you. They make a decision based on your skill level.

Training with us

You are more than welcome to join us! But you probably want to try it out first. You are allowed to join three free training sessions without any obligations! If you’re planning to do so, please send an email to secretaris@stuban.nl. Include your name, your previous badminton experience and, if you have a “RSC sports card” in the email. 

If you become a member, we advise you to buy your own racket. During the C/D-training on Wednesday, rackets will be made available by the trainer. To become a member, fill in our form (which can be downloaded below) or ask a board member or trainer during training and deliver it to our secretary.

Rules of badminton

Especially for newer players, playing badminton can be quite confusing. There are a lot of rules concerning how to play, how to serve and counting the points. In the document below you can find a summary of the most important rules to remember when playing badminton competitively.

Training times

Monday, Hall 2A+B

20.00-21.30B-selectionMark Modderman
21.30-23.00A-selectionMark Modderman

Wednesday, Hall 1

18.30-20.00C-selection
D-Selection
Jesse Stekelenburg & Wietse Essink
Daniël Schenk
20.00-21.30A-selectionMark Modderman
21.30-23.00B-selectionRuben Christianen

Friday, Hall 1B

21.00-23.00EveryoneFree play (no training)

Sunday, Hall 1

10.00-13.30Competition

Costs

LeagueplayersContribution per season
Feather Shuttle cocks€97,50
Nylon Shuttle cocks€82,50
Non-LeagueplayersContribution per season
Feather Shuttle cocks€85,-
Nylon Shuttle cocks€70,-
Reunion MembershipContribution per season
€15,-

Be aware of the fact that members of Stuban ought to be in possession of a University Sports Card, available at the Radboud Sports Centre (RSC).

Do you have any questions? Please send it to bestuur@stuban.nl and we will be happy to answer!