What we're about

If it's your first time to come, please read our event page carefully. Please use Paypal to pay, we don't accept any other ways of payment. Because Paypal is automatically connected to Meetup.com, so I don't have to manually check each single payment every week. If I accept bank transfer or cash, I will have to check each single payment 30 times!! and every week!! Please NEVER ask me if you can pay by cash or bank transfer.

If you got any questions, you are welcomed to ask me anytime. But please be noticed that I will minimize communication because now the most cost for me to operate this group is communication cost (time used to answer questions). (If everyone just asks 1 question, then it's 30 questions for me to answer, right?)

If you come to our badminton event or after meal, then I will be happy to spend time talking to you there, because that's the time I planned for badminton and badminton friends.


We are a badminton group in Helsinki. This group is an independent group that is NOT related to any other groups.

We started to have regular badminton activities since January 2017 every Saturday or Sunday.

This group is operated 100% for non-profit purpose, so all money you paid will be used for the courts and shuttles only. (Organizers take 0 EUR) The price includes 2-hour play during the weekend with plastic shuttles. Under this price structure, there are 5 players using 1 court in average. Of course the price changes sometimes due to the price review done by Talihalli every year or season.

The level of our players is like: 1/3 beginners, 1/3 intermediate and 1/3 between. If you are between beginner and intermediate level, you fit to our group very well. But if you used to play more than 2 or 3 times a week (which probably means you are an advanced player), maybe you won't be satisfied with our game play.

Our home base is at Talihalli where is a relatively good place for badminton in Helsinki area. There are 12 badminton courts in total. The courts are relatively new, wooden floor (which is supposed to be good to your knees), only used for badminton (you don't see other lines on the floor for other sports) and there are big, new and clean shower/cloth/locker rooms, where sauna is free to use as well.

Our group is very international. We have many players from Europe, eastern and southern Asia and our shared language is English, although we have very few native English speakers in our group.

Welcome to play badminton with us!


There is a badminton coach offering restring service with only 15e including the string. You will need to deliver your racket to him and get it back from him directly. He restrings rackets at home.

Racket Core Finland

Lauri Nuorteva

Vironkatu 4 C 20, 00170 Helsinki Finland


【Sport card】

For those who want to use sport cards such as epassi, Smartun, etc. You can use your sport card to pay for our courts. You pay all courts (it's 264 EUR for 6 courts) on the event day at the counter of Talihalli. You take a photo of the receipt and send the photo to me together with your mobilepay number or bank account number and I will send cash back to you.

I can do this for you only if you came at least 3 times in the past 2 months. If you came less than 3 times in the past 2 months, I'll charge you 10 EUR for doing this.

Upcoming events (1)

Play Badminton

Smash Center

Summer price starts!


  • Please sign up and pay through this link. https://7538e9.myshopify.com/products/badminton-slot-2hr-for-1-person-test
  • We don't use the signup system on Meetup.com anymore. (Neither the waiting list)
  • It says this event is full on this meetup page, because I didn't open any slots here for you to sign up. You have to check this sign-up page to see if there is still a slot available there.
  • The background of using an external sign-up and payment system is because Meetup.com introduced a service fee to increase 21% of the fee (an extra 1.7 EUR fee upon our event fee 7 EUR) in May 2023, and we want to reduce this cost.
  • I will manually upload the sign-up list in the comment on this event page when all the slots are sold out.
  • Our event is popular and all 33 slots run out quickly after I opened the event (usually during Sunday night). You may need to keep refreshing the page during Sunday night to get the chance.


  • Fee includes courts and plastic shuttles. Please sign up and pay before you come. NO refund if you do not cancel until 48 hours before the event.
  • Racket: bring one or rent one at the counter.
  • You can put a comment to sell your slot after the deadline of refund.
  • No matter the reason is sickness, accident or anything, the group or I will not afford the cost caused by your absence.
  • Of course you CAN'T ask me, "Can I sign up for free for next week because I didn't come to use my slot this week?". Please remember, the court booked for you was there and it costs money. The court doesn't simply become "free of charge", just because you didn't come to use it.


  • Please always keep 1 meter away from those courts where people are playing. Never step into the corners of other courts! If I see you do this, I probably will yell at you!
  • If you have some questions, you can put your questions in the comments on the event page. People will respond.
  • In total, we have 7 courts and 33 slots/people every week.
  • We play double games to 21 points. After each game, please let those who are waiting to play. Feel free to play with whoever you want, but please avoid playing with the same people all the time.
  • If you are new to badminton, please Google basic badminton rules in advance. Serve rules, double rules and point counting rules. You are always welcome to ask anyone in our group. Most of our members are more than happy to help you.
  • Badminton activity is organized 100% for non-profit purpose. Financial records are opened to everyone: https://goo.gl/EBJt1n.
  • Want to restring your racket? Only cost 15 EUR including the string. Click "Read more" and check the bottom of the page.
  • https://www.meetup.com/Helsinki-Badminton-Meetup/
  • You want to pay with your sport card or voucher? check the bottom of the page. Click "read more"
  • https://www.meetup.com/Helsinki-Badminton-Meetup/


Past events (362)

Play Badminton

Smash Center