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Beginner Badminton partner or club in osterley?

Discussion in 'UK' started by Lala_K, Apr 17, 2007.

  1. Lala_K

    Lala_K New Member

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    Hello :)

    I have recently gotten into badminton, (i am a beginner). I go to the london badminton iniative, on saturdays, they have training for beginners and intermediates, its really good!!!

    But i would like to play during the weekdays more locally in the osterley/ hounslow area... preferably during the day, but wont mind playing in the early evening. (i cant play at weekends)

    I am seeking a female badminton partner, of the beginner /intermediate level, for singles matches...
    Or i wouldnt mind playing mixed doubles.

    I don't want to commute too much, so would prefer playing in the hounslow area..

    I have tried joining the west hounslow club, but they require club standard players.

    So thought I would try to find newbies in my local area to play with :)

    The badminton courts so far i have found are:

    Boston Manor : Elthorne Sports Centre (Hanwell)
    £8.50 per hour.

    Cranford Community sports complex.

    Heston Community sports club (still have to find out if they actually have badminton courts).

    And The Hounslow Dome (Hounslow Badminton centre.

    Additionally, I have found out that Brentford Fountain Leisure Centre
    have a Women's only Sessions for badminton, for 2 hours. for about £5.
    10am - 12noon on THURSDAYS


    Please contact me, if you are interested, or know of any badminton clubs in the hounslow/osterley/isleworth area, that cater for beginners.

    Or do you know any badminton courts, within walking distance from osterley station?

    Thanks! I will really appreciate your help and input!!


    :)

    Lala.
     
  2. Lala_K

    Lala_K New Member

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    hurrah! spending 2 days researching badminton courts around my area, has paid off.

    found out, that heston community sports club, have badminton courts, and bonus, only 10mins walk from my house [​IMG]

    and convinced my friend to come to my end to play with me, maybe even twice a week [​IMG]

    so im really happy about that.

    but if anyone is ever interested in getting together for a mixed doubles game, or any females out there wanting to play a singles game with me, let me know. but the courts are only available at either 6 or 7pm... and i am only availble @ weekdays...
     
  3. sleepysamurai

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    Hi well I live in hounslow and I do play at the dome on friday nights im still kind of a newbie but the dome has some of the older generation that play there who are quite good given their age.

    There is also Whitton school where there are 2 hour sessions for the newbies on thursdays from 6-8pm then from 8-10.30/11 pm its for the intermediate/advanced players.

    Wednesdays there is Brentford sports centre which has a badminton session from 8-10.30pm I think. I can't remember for the life of me but its pretty expensive.

    Should come to the dome or whitton I suppose because its where you can gain the most amount of practice and eventually get better.
     
  4. Lala_K

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    Thanks Sleepysamurai! Really really appreciate the message and all the information you have given me!! :) Very kind of you

    yeh i have heard of brentford, its not far from me actually, so its ideal for me :) ...so yeh i will definately head down there one day, :)

    i was planning on going down there on a weds, when i dont already have a game organised with my friend..we usually play on weds...
    its not expensive actually, i called the other day, its like £5 for the two hours, and there's coaching too.

    not heard about the whitton school , think that might be abit far for me..

    but thanks alot for all the information!! :)


    i go to the london badminton iniative every saturday. its really good :)

    its aimed at newbies..coaching for 1 hour and half and then friendly games afterwards :)
     
  5. vienly

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    Hi sleepysamurai I live in the southeast of london and would like to try the dome once, I heard someone say that the dome was really dark there and it is hard to play. Is it true that you have to bring your own flash lights?
     

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