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Guide To Booking A Badminton Court In Singapore – Best Locations & Affordable Courts

Badminton courts Singapore


Badminton kakis would know that the hardest part about the sport is not in itself, but the booking process. You might be playing recreationally, but fighting for a free court is one heck of a competition.

Before you retire the racquet, this guide to booking badminton courts will give you one last shot at dominating the game. Here, we’ll cover all the main booking platforms, useful booking tips, and best courts in Singapore:


– ActiveSG –


ActiveSG courts are perhaps the most popular among shuttlers in Singapore. They have facilities across the island, the most affordable prices, and a free membership that comes with $100 worth of credits.


How to book an ActiveSG badminton court



Image credit: ActiveSG

Upon entering the ActiveSG website, toggle to the top right corner of the screen and click on “Book”. From there, those with accounts will be prompted to log in with their SingPass, email, mobile or NRIC, and new members can sign up for free.

Once you’re in, you’ll be led to a “Book a Facility” page where you can select “Badminton”, a preferred venue, and date from the dropdown bars featured under “Filter Search”. Press search, and a list of slots will appear next, with available timings on the date you chose in black boxes.


Image credit: ActiveSG

However, if no slots appear at all, it probably means that the venue is hosting a full day event that day. For faster results and snappier booking, we recommend downloading the ActiveSG App.

Pro tip: New slots are released at 7am daily, and you can book up to 2 weeks in advance. 

Rates: 

Sports Halls

Singapore Citizen/Permanent Resident
Mon-Fri 7am-6pm: $3.50/hour
Mon-Fri 6pm-10pm, Sat-Sun & PH: $7.40/hour

Standard Rate
Mon-Fri 7am-6pm: $4.60/hour
Mon-Fri 6pm-10pm, Sat-Sun & PH: $9.70/hour

School Courts

Singapore Citizen/Permanent Resident
Mon-Fri 7am-6pm: Free
Mon-Fri 6pm-10pm, Sat-Sun & PH: $7.40/hour

Standard Rate
Mon-Fri 7am-6pm: Free
Mon-Fri 6pm-10pm, Sat-Sun & PH: $9.70/hour


Best activeSG courts:


1. Our Tampines Hub Community Auditorium – Near MRT & free showers



Image credit: Our Tampines Hub via Facebook

Our Tampines Hub’s badminton hall is the largest of the ActiveSG family, and just a 6-minute walk from Tampines MRT. It has 20 nicely spaced out courts, plenty of bright lights, and clean changing rooms and toilets. If you’ve worked up a sweat, you can also rinse off at the Community Auditorium’s showering facility on Level 3.

Address: 1 Tampines Walk, Singapore 528523
Opening hours: 24 hours, Daily
Contact: 6340 3636 | Our Tampines Hub website


2. Clementi Sports Hall – Water coolers & nearby hawker centre



Image credit: ActiveSG

Clementi Sports Hall is close behind in size, with 16 courts, smooth wooden flooring, and a few water coolers inside the arena. After you’ve finished racquet-eering, fill up on some of the West’s bests at nearby Clementi hawker stalls.

Address: 518 Clementi Avenue 3, Clementi Sports Hall, Sports Complex, Singapore 129907
Opening hours: 7am-10pm, Daily
Contact: 6776 2560 | Clementi Sports Hall website


3. Bukit Canberra – Newest courts in Singapore


Bukit Canberra has 8 badminton courts that also double as basketball, pickleball, and table tennis arenas. If you’re peckish after an intensive round, there’s an 800-seat hawker centre on the ground floor of the hub.

Address: 21 Canberra Link, Singapore 752350
Opening hours: 7am-10pm, Daily
Contact: ActiveSG website


– SAFRA –


While SAFRA is known to be a very “guy’s” thing – given that it’s open to all SAF, NSmen, and servicemen – non-SAFRA members can still access some of the club’s amenities. And if your husband has a SAFRA membership, you can also sign up for one under the SAFRA Family Scheme, which is for spouses and children under 20 years old. 


How to book a SAFRA badminton court



Image credit: SAFRA

Booking a badminton court at SAFRA just requires you to go to the SAFRA website, log in, and select one of the 3 badminton halls that they have. Do take note that this privilege is only reserved for SAFRA members; guests can only book courts in person. 

Pro tip: Joining a badminton society or Facebook group might help you find fellow badminton addicts to play with, some of whom might have SAFRA membership.


Best SAFRA courts:


1. SAFRA Toa Payoh – Windy, but won’t affect shuttlecock trajectory



Image credit: daniaexperiences via Trip.com

SAFRA Toa Payoh has a total of 3 badminton courts sprawled across classic wooden flooring. While some halls can get a bit stuffy, this one has a refreshing breeze once you open the doors – and no, the wind won’t affect the shuttlecock’s flight path.

Round off a family fitness day by bringing the kids down to the newly opened Play at Heights park that has ziplines, trampolines, and splash zones. You can also buy a ticket for entry to Kidz Amaze

Rates:

Members
Mon-Fri 7am-6pm, 12am-1am: $3.90/hour
Mon-Fri 6pm-12am, Sat-Sun, PH 7am-1am: $7.40/hour

Guests
Mon-Fri 7am-6pm, 12am-1am: $4.70/hour

Address: 293 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh, Singapore 319387
Opening hours: 9am-9pm, Daily
Contact: 6259 4000 | SAFRA Toa Payoh website


2. SAFRA Tampines – Brightly lit with synthetic flooring



Image credit: SAFRA Tampines

Over in the East, SAFRA Tampines requires you to set up your own nets, which you can redeem at the counter with your SAFRA membership card. The 3 courts here have green, synthetic flooring with anti-slip properties which were freshly-renewed back in 2019. 

Rates:

Members
Mon-Fri 7am-6pm, 12am-1am: $3.90/hour
Mon-Fri 6pm-12am, Sat-Sun, PH 7am-1am: $7.40/hour

Guests
Mon-Fri 7am-6pm, 12am-1am: $4.70/hour

Address: 1/A Tampines Street 92, Singapore 528882
Opening hours: 9am-9pm, Daily
Contact: 6785 8800 | SAFRA Tampines website


– onePA –


OnePA is the platform with the most number of badminton courts, given that they oversee all community centre (CC) bookings. Each CC has at least 1 badminton court available for online booking, while the rest are exclusively over the counter – so that those who are not as digitally savvy have a fighting chance.


How to book a onePA badminton court


Image adapted from: OnePA

When you get to the onePA website, log in via your SingPass ID and click on the “Facilities” section on the top bar. Under “Book a Facility”, you can then choose “Badminton Courts”, your neighbourhood district, and your desired date and time. From there, available slots will pop up and you can proceed to chope your court.

Pro tip: 

New courts open for booking at 10pm daily, which you can book for up to 15 days in advance. PAssion Members can also keep their eyes peeled for exclusive discounts on the People Association Facebook page.

Rates: 

Badminton court bookings start from $3/hour and vary based on the CC. 


Best onePA courts:


1. Senja-Cashew Community Club – First fully integrated sports complex



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The Senja-Cashew CC is the first fully-integrated CC and sports complex – which means their badminton court is pretty legit. Located on the second floor of the CC, it’s spacious, with high ceilings and a polished wooden flooring. Don’t miss the opportunity to head down for a swim in their swimming complex to cool off or work in some extra cardio afterwards.

Rates: Enquire with CC


2. Geylang Serai Community Club – Well ventilated & wooden flooring



Image credit: Geylang Serai Community Club via Facebook

On the 4th floor of the Geylang Serai CC, you can find 3 well-maintained badminton courts in their multi-purpose hall. Since this space is used for various events, badminton slots here might be more limited, so snap them up when you can.

Rates:

Members
Mon-Fri 9.30am-5.30pm: $5/hour
Mon-Fri 5.30pm-9.30pm, Sat-Sun 9.30am-9.30pm: $6/hour

Non-members
Mon-Fri 9.30am-5.30pm: $6/hour
Mon-Fri 5.30pm-9.30pm, Sat-Sun 9.30am-9.30pm: $7/hour


– Others –


1. Teamsports Arena at Suntec – Air-conditioned with competition-grade mats



Image credit: Han Qing Ler via Google Maps

Opened late last year, Teamsport Arena at Suntec features a fully air-conditioned badminton hall with 20 courts, right smack in the middle of CBD. It’s the perfect after-work workout spot to hit up with your colleagues, especially since up to 6 people are allowed on 1 court. Just make sure you’re not scuffing up their 5mm competition rubber mats with dark-soled shoes.

Since the arena is located in Suntec Convention Centre, that means you can also whet your post-workout appetite at Suntec City, or shop for more badminton equipment at Royal Sporting House.

Rates: 

Mon-Fri 7am-6pm: $16/hour
Mon-Fri 6pm, 10-pm-11pm, Sat-Sun, PH 7am-9am, 5pm-11pm: $33/hour
Mon-Fri 7pm-10pm, Sat-Sun 9am-12pm, 2pm-5pm: $36/hour

Address: Suntec Convention Centre, Hall 601/602, Singapore 039593
Opening hours: 7am-11pm, Daily
Contact: 8469 0003 | Teamsport Arena website


2. OCBC Arena at Stadium – Where TeamSG athletes train


Another air-conditioned, CBD badminton hall locale on this list is the OCBC Arena at Stadium. Who knows, you might even get to rub shoulders with TeamSG athletes like Loh Kean Yew and Yeo Jia Min here, since it’s also where our national team trains at.

Besides the obvious high quality courts here, there are also plenty of water coolers and heated showers nearby. Plus, since you’re already in the Sports Hub, you can use this chance to explore the other exciting activities here.

Rates:

Singapore Citizen/Permanent Resident
Mon-Fri 7am-6pm: $5/hour
Mon-Fri 6pm-10pm, Sat-Sun & PH 7am-10pm: $8/hour

Standard Rate
Mon-Fri 7am-6pm: $6.50/hour
Mon-Fri 6pm-10pm, Sat-Sun & PH 7am-10pm: $13/hour

Address: 5 Stadium Drive, Singapore 397631
Opening hours: 7am-10pm, Daily
Contact: 6653 8900 | OCBC Arena at Stadium website


3. Singapore Badminton Hall at EXPO – Largest badminton hall in Singapore



Image credit: Singapore Badminton Hall

The Singapore Badminton Hall at Expo is known for being the largest of its kind in Singapore. It has 20 badminton courts and 2 for pickleball – which is another racquet sport with hollow polymer balls. The floor mats are new and the arena is nice and bright.

Rates:

Mon-Fri 1pm-6pm: $8/hour
Mon-Fri 6pm-10pm, Sat-Sun 8am-10pm: $15/hour
Public Holiday 8am-10pm: $15/hour

Address: 6 Expo Drive
Contact: Play @ EXPO website


4. Smash Arena at D’Arena Joo Koon – 9mm thick flooring to prevent injuries



Image credit: Smash Arena

Smash Arena at D’Arena has probably the thickest synthetic flooring out of all the courts in Singapore. All their mats are 9mm-thick, to ensure your comfort and safety as you flit around the court. And to complete the package, their courts also come with Badminton World Federation Grade-1 certified badminton poles and nets.

Rates:

Standard Doubles
Mon-Fri 8am-5pm: $16/hour
Mon-Fri 5pm-2am, Sat-Sun 8am-2am: $27/hour

Mon-Fri 9am-5pm: $17/hour
Mon-Fri 5pm-12am, Sat-Sun 8am-12am: $25/hour

Super Single
Mon-Fri 8am-5pm: $9/hour
Mon-Fri 5pm-2am, Sat-Sun 8am-2am: $19/hour

Address: 511, Block B Upper Jurong Road, Level 2 D’Arena Country Club, Singapore 638366
Opening hours: 9am-2am, Daily
Contact: 8922 8465 | Smash Arena website


Book a Badminton Court


So don’t come and pattern more than badminton, and say you can’t book courts anymore. If all else fails, you can always play at your house downstairs one. Good luck, fellow shuttler!

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Cover image adapted from: Our Tampines Hub via Facebook, Safra
A portion of this content may contain referral links to products. However, all opinions remain our own.
Originally published on 22nd November 2022. Last updated by Raewyn Koh on 5th January 2024.

 

Faith Leong

Currently figuring out what in the world is is life, and running other side-quests.

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