The 2017 ODBA Junior District Championships will be an Open Tournament.  This means that players from ODBA affiliated clubs, ODBA non-affiliated clubs, and even players from other districts are welcome to participate. 

The ODBA Junior District Championships is funded by the non-profit corporation Ottawa District Badminton Association (ODBA).  ODBA is is a group of badminton clubs from Deep River, Brockville, Cornwall, Ottawa, Kanata, Carleton Place, Gloucester, Nepean, Pembroke, Orleans, Rockland, Petawawa, and Renfrew who are mutually interested in the sport of badminton and the promotion and enjoyment of the sport for their members via activities & contacts outside the scope of their home club.

The ODBA is the rights holder for the Ottawa District Badminton Junior Championships.  This Juniors tournament is an open badminton tournament, held annually, for participants Under 19 years old.  

The ODBA was formed January 10th, 1930 as a governing body to control Ottawa badminton affairs.  In the 1940's the sport of badminton suffered a severe downturn and ODBA was no different.  ODBA in effect ceased to exist until 1955 when dave Waddell put a lot of effort into reviving the sport of badminton in the region and again getting ODBA up and running.

Majority of the participants are from the Ottawa region, competing as the title holders for one of the age categories: U11, U13, U15, U17, and U19.