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Free place to play in Vancouver

Discussion in 'Canada West' started by iameddy, Mar 17, 2004.

  1. iameddy

    iameddy Regular Member

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    As I know there's some secondary schools open for people to play badminton after school hours and there's no charge at all. Did some one know where they are?
     
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    Really? You've gotta be kidding me, man. If there are such places, they would be filled instantly!

    -Rick
     
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    Yes, with every joe from all over the mainland trying to play, the school would have to hire bouncers at the door...

    ..."Can I see some ID please! OOPS, sorry but tonite is Lefties Nite, no Righties allowed!"

    :confused:
     
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    WOH!!! If there's a place like that, please let this 604badder know!:D

    But you know what, a free dropin wouldn't be as good as it sounds. You'll have all the problems like organization, court waits, and the calibur of play would vary so much that it won't be very enjoyable for very long in my humble opinion.
     
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    Break-My-String Regular Member

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    That's correct!. Too many players & not enough courts will only make it a waste of your time.
     
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    You have to pay for quality too!

    And you'll end up wishing you'd paid for better facilities than waste time in the freebie one:p.
     
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    Which will bring you fill circle back to BF, asking everyone where's a good place to play in Vancouver..... lots of threads on that before..... I'll just put in a plug here then for the AWSOME Collingwood session run by our own Break-My-String on Sundays at 12.

    :D
     
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    yes there are - you just have to know where to look but more importantly - who you know...;)
     
  9. iameddy

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    Ok, I think there are lots of these places so I ask in this forums.

    I am an intermedia player look for 1 partner or 3 peoples. I play in a school around renfrew area every Tue & Thur 7 ~ 10 pm. 4 to 8 courts open depent on peoples but mosts of time it's not full because no one know. It's totally FREE! PM me if you like to join. First come first serve and lady first:p
     
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    Cool! ... can I try out? I'm looking for a Tue/Thu regular venue/spot to play. But, I'm way past high-school age, by the way :D

    -dave
     
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    wood_22_chuck, I believe my old highschool Gladstone has free badminton on Thurs. I'm not sure at all but you can give them a call if you're interested. From what I heard it's open to everyone.
     
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    Thanks 604B ... but I do need organization and rotation to happen at solitary drop-ins ... either that, or find a core group of 4 players minimum.

    BCIT (for example) has very poor rotation so it's insufferable (sufferin' suckatash!) to drop-in there without friends.

    -dave
     
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    Dave, tues/thurs there's pinetree 8-10 if you can make it down to cameron I dont think pinetree's that much further away ;)
     
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    ~oh? I didn't know Pine Tree is free? Isn't it sort of a private club?

    -Rick
     
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    Pinetree is 800 miles away!!!! ... :D

    It's a bit clique-y there, and I always end up with the giggly girls, or guys still wearing their jeans and casual runners, group of friends. The Douglas College team train on their own and keep to themselves too.

    I'll go to Pinetree if I'm really itchin' to play .. but thanks for the offer, JChen99.

    -dave
     
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    Rick, Pinetree is not free, it's just like a drop-in. I was jus pointing to Dave cuz he's complain about nowhere to play tues/thurs :p

    giggly girls? guys still wearing jean? Hmm... I guess sometimes it's like that, but for the past few months it has been ok :D
    As for Douglas Team keeping to ourselves? We dont do that do we? ;) Anyway, we have practice thursday 6-8... so... I dunno if most of us can even move after that... not to mention playing :p I only stay if the kids I coach come and want to play but I usually take off before they can "convince me" (more like dragging me) into staying
     
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    Woah! Hang on for a minute there... what's the condition of the gym? And is there any restrictions for drop-ins? FREE? as in birdies provided:D?

     
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    The condition of gym is hard wood floor, white light, so you better have a yellow birds. There is no bird provide but most peoples have and of course sharing is good attitude. No drop in restriction and if the courts is full, just wait. Mostly people will rest after continued 2 games or the loser rest. If you have 4 people you may take a court for all night. At the end, around 9:45, if you are the latest group, you need to help for closing, just bring the pole and net back to storage room. That's all. Totally FREE! PM me and leave an email or phone to contact.
     
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    Thanks for all your reply. I got MP666, smashingbird and wood-22-chunk on list. Sorry for others may be next time.
     
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    aieee ... it's "chuck" wood_22_chuck ... not "chunk" as in chunky! And yes, I do need to shed a few pounds.

    -dave
     

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