Badminton has gradually moved up to be one of the main sports at the club.

Attracting a healthy number of members, and the courts are well patronized through out the year. The level of badminton too has improved greatly. Further, the popularity of the sport has encouraged many clubs to construct badminton courts. Despite the increasing number of courts in greater Colombo we have not seen a fall in the revenue of court hire.

I am happy to note that Badminton is profitable. This is very encouraging and is no longer a burden to the club.

Every effort will be made to increase advertising revenue, taking into consideration the existing advertising arrangements.

SSC Open Badminton Championship which is a ranking tournament and is one of the most popular tournaments in the badminton calendar. This year the tournament is currently in process and has had a record number of entries amounting to 1200 compared to 945 last year. Prize money on offer is in excess of Rs 400,000/-. Excluding the Nationals the prize money offered at this tournament continues to be the highest in the country.

Besides hiring out the courts, the club is largely dependent on its generous sponsors for its revenue.

This years generous sponsors were HNB, as Principal Sponsor, Etisalat, Keells & Emerald as co sponsors. We are deeply indebted to them for their sponsorship and look forward to their patronage in the future as well.

Last but not Least I wish to extend this invitation to more Members to make use of our facilities to its peak

 


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