My main question is why isn't there a gym like that in the Bay Area -- is it more popular in LA (or more popular with people who have money to fund these projects)? From what I understand, they have a lifetime membership fee you can pay ($1000 or something like that). Other than how they structured their membership fees, what other hurdles did they have to go through? Anyone care to theorize why we can't (or better yet, why we can) do this in the Bay Area? ..and if we can, why don't we start organizing now? I don't really know any of the badminton bigwigs of the Bay Area -- what would they say? What if got the support of all the clubs in the South Bay, East Bay, Peninsula and the City -- surely something could happen if someone were to get things moving?