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Bay Area Badminton on Google Maps

Discussion in 'USA West' started by Joseph, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. Joseph

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    Bay Area Badminton Map

    Locations of all badminton gyms (dedicated, community center, high school, and college) in the Bay Area.

    Dedicated gyms have been added to the map.
    Still adding community centers, high schools, and colleges.
     
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    Any help would be great on other local places would be great. If they don't have a website, include the schedule for that place.
     
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    Very neat, and ambitious, project! Just out of curiosity, what is the purpose behind adding high school/college gyms? Virtually every school in the bay area has a badminton team, but they're generally limited to students and not to the general public
     
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    Joseph, is it possible to have the default to zoom to the bay area in a appropriate scale? right now when i click the link, it shows all of USA.

    i stickied it.

    (oh wait, now it works with the zooming. so very strange.)
     
  5. Joseph

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    Back when there were no dedicated gyms, I resorted to playing at high school open gyms on the weekends. For those who don't have the money to shell out $5+ at dedicated gyms, high school and college gyms are actually great places since they range in drop-in price between $0 - $3.

    And I was hoping for high school/college gyms that are open to the general public. SJSU is one of those schools that is actually open to everyone. You just need to check the online schedule to make sure the gym is open on that day. And there's a high school in Morgan Hill that's open to everyone on Sundays (free). The coach over there posted a thread about 2 weeks ago.

    The problem I see with this is that the high school / college gyms are based around the school year.
     
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    I know 3 more.

    Sunnyvale Middle School
    1080 Mango Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94087
    http://www.geocities.com/sbcmango/
    Fri 7 - 10p
    Sun 8a - 12p

    Almaden Community Center
    6445 Camden Ave. San Jose, CA 95120
    Tue: 5 - 8pm

    Camden Lifetime Activity Center
    3369 Union Ave, San Jose, CA 95124
    Fri: 5 - 8:30pm
     
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    just to add...

    almaden community center's tuesday night badminton is from 5-9 and is separated into two time slots: 5-7 and 7-9. you must sign up for 5 weeks at a time to be guaranteed a spot in one of the two time slots. drop-in fee is $5, and even then you aren't guaranteed a spot, and drop-in only applies to one of the time slots. max occupancy for any time slot is 12 guaranteed spots, 2 drop-ins.

    at camden community center, drop-in is also $5 i believe, but people are never there and the nets are very poorly set up. there's no official height marker on the poles and they sag towards the middle. i've been there three times and no one was ever really there.

    evergreen valley college also has drop-in badminton fridays from 6-10pm for $5 but the court system is very poorly regulated.

    campbell community center has drop-in and it's pretty great. i haven't been there in a couple months, so i don't know if the same people go but it's never really crowded. all the info you'd need is here http://www.ci.campbell.ca.us/Recreation/fitness/dropin.htm
     
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    It would be great, if more people contributed to this thread or to the map. If you want to add in your own places, just send me a pm and I'll add you as a contributor.
     
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    Hey Joseph

    Moreland Community Center
    1850 Fallbrook Ave, San Jose

    Saturday 6pm-10pm $3.50 highs school students and $5 adults.
    Sunday 11:30am-3:30pm $5 everyone.
     
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    Updated with new stuff and fixed website links. Let me know if I'm missing anything or if any of the info needs to be changed.
     
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    bbc 2- 1404 San Mateo Ave, South San Francisco, CA, USA.
    bintang 4- 245 S Spruce Ave, South San Francisco, CA, USA
     
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    Added yesterday.
     
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    Hi,
    Can you please update your information? GGBC2 is now Eastbay Badminton Association (EBA). Thanks!
     
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    It is now updated.
     
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    Thanks for the quick response!
     
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    Silver Creek Sportsplex
    800 Embedded Way
    San Jose, CA 9513
    Phone: 408.225.1843
    http://www.silvercreeksportsplex.com/partners/Badminton.html

    Drop in times:
    9 courts available, first come, first served

    • Mondays: 10am - 11:30pm
    • Tuesday through Friday: 10am - 3pm
    Cost:

    • 10am-3pm: $5/person
      after 3pm: $7/person ($5 for members)
     
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    I noticed that the Sunnyvale Badminton Club mentioned in an earlier post is missing from the Google map.

    Sunnyvale Middle School
    1080 Mango Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94087
    Fri 7 - 10p
    Sun 8a - 12p
     
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    Added Silver Creek Sportsplex and Sunnyvale Middle School. Let me know if I missed anything else.
     
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    Hi everyone, this information is great. I am new in town and am looking for a badminton club to goto on a regular basis. Unfortunately, i dont have a car. I am at de anza and stevens creek in cupertino. It seems that sunnyvale middle school and Sunnyvale indoor sports center would be my best bet. Although, since im new i would definitely prefer a drop in style club (vs individual court rental).

    Can someone provide me details of how these two clubs run or if there are any alternatives for my particular situation, it would be greatly appreciated!
     
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    I know De Anza has a badminton club, but I don't know if they have open gym. I would email to find out and then report back so I can update with the new info.
     

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