Badminton Important Information | Recreational Services
The University of Iowa

Important Information

  1. To participate in Intramural Sports, a UI Student, Faculty, Staff or Affiliate must purchase an Intramural Sports Membership. This $20.00/semester membership allows you to participate in almost any Intramural sport/event that semester. 
  2. Check the Intramural Rules and Regulations in regards to eligibility.
  3. Doubles teams are restricted to two members. Participants can play on a Men’s or Women’s team, and a Co-Rec team.
  4. Matches must be scheduled by the individuals/teams participating. Contact information for all players will be distributed. The match must be played, and the participants shall report the score by the "play-by" deadline via email. Failure to do so will result in a double forfeit, and Forfeit Fines assessed.
  5. Failure to complete the match and report the score by the “play-by” deadline will result in a Forfeit Fine of $25.00.
  6. Equipment can be checked-out from Member Services at the Field House front desk to play matches. 
  7. Teams can compete in the year-long Intramural Sports Points Championship presented by Coach's Corner for a chance to win awesome prizes. Each competing organization is allowed two entries to accumulate points in the Intramural Sports Points Championship presented by Coach’s Corner, but there is no maximum on the amount of participants that can register for an organization. The top two finishers for each organization will be counted towards the point total. Individuals must designate their team affiliations before the event begins.
  8. Matches will be self-officiated by participants. If an issue should arise that cannot be settled, the point shall be replayed. All participants are expected to know the Badminton rules.
  9. Want to work for Intramural Sports? We work around classes and other conflicts with flexible scheduling, and you can still play Intramural Sports. To find out how to become an official, visit our Becoming an Official webpage!
  10. Want to play doubles but don't have a team? You can join as a Free Agent on if you have paid the Intramural Sports Membership Fee, or you can join our Free Agent Group on Facebook to connect with other people looking for more players to form a team. Listing yourself as a Free Agent does not guarantee you will be on a team, although the Intramural Sports Office will help try to facilitate formation of a Free Agent team.