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Looking for players (females too!) in Markham/Scarborough

Discussion in 'Canada East' started by smellie, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. smellie

    smellie New Member

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    Hi all, I'm a female in Uni looking for other females to play badminton once or twice a week in the evenings/weekends (currently wondering if there are any reading this at all!). I consider myself a well-rounded athlete with good agility, and I used to play mixed doubles as well as other team sports - ie. basketball. So I guess my level of play is intermediate? And I also don't mind playing mixed again too!

    Since I'm picking this up again, naturally I'm a little rusty, but can pick up fast. Just looking for people to play with regularly for fun / little friendly competition if offered. :)

    If anyone wants to play, please message me. Or if anyone wants to suggest where I can play with you, feel free to message as well! Thanks!
     
  2. tenchi

    tenchi Regular Member

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    Try to join a recreational club.
    I play @ L'Amoureaux Badminton Club @ Warden & Finch.
    MON-THU-FRI (7PM - 10PM)

    Membership is closed but you can probably come and play as a guest. ($10 a nite).
     
  3. deadman85

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    if you are a student, you can join mandarin's student membership, new people:
    $30 one time initation fee, $30 from may1st to sept15th, so $30 is for 4.5 months, plus for each visit $5 fee applies, valid only after 3:30pm.
    http://www.mandarinbadminton.com/membership.html
    i think this is the best offer out there, because the courts there are nice (matted and cushioned) and $5 per visit is good compared to some places which is $10 night.

    ummm....until then, you can find places like l'amoureaux rec centre, they have sessions on tuesdays 7-9pm, 9-11pm. starts on april 7th, $5 per visit. just enter thru the rec center and go downstairs to the gym.

    unionville high school has badminton saturdays 7-9pm , $5 per visit

    i am planning to visit thornlea secondary school on wednesday, they have badminton 8-1030pm, $4 per visit, lemme know if you are interested
     
  4. stogguul

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    deadman85 is right.

    If your budget is tight look into the places he mentioned. Actually the best thing is to try them all out and see which one suits you the best - based on location / timings / how the club is run / level of players / age group of players, etc, etc.

    I tried a few clubs myself till I settled on L'Amoreaux.

    Good Luck with your search!
     
  5. zipperat

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    Try Centennial CC in Markham
     
  6. stevie 1

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    Hi I am looking for a female to play mix double with me on a tournament, if you interested. thanks, stevie.
     
  7. blindfury

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    cetennial is a great place, but its still down for renovation untill 2010
     
  8. zipperat

    zipperat Regular Member

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    As far as I know ..the gym has been up and running since Oct 2008 and I'm still teaching badminton there.
     
  9. blindfury

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    oh what the hell? any chance you could ask coach steven about the opening of recreational session?
     
  10. blindfury

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    oh nevermind, i guess the gym is only open for rent

    ** Centennial College will be undergoing extensive renoations. Construction of a bew 12 court gym, running track, cardio and weight training facilities, will start in Sept. 2010. The new facility will be open to the public. Unfortunately the badminton club will be closed for the approximately a year. If you leave an eamil or join the gourp, we will contact you when the club opens.

    Thank you for your support!
    By Stephen Wong
    Centennial College Badminton Head Coach

    For further info. please feel free to contact Stephen Wong(Centennial Badminton Coach) or go to Cenntenial College website or through FB.
     
  11. zipperat

    zipperat Regular Member

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    Sorry dude...don't know any coach Steven there. I know they have badminton pretty much everyday there but drop by and pick-up a summer drop in schedule if you're interested.
     
  12. GT0ro

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    I think he was talking about Centennial Community Centre in Markham. Just north of Markville. Hwy7 and McCowan. I went last week but no players...


     
  13. blindfury

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    ooooh, what a misunderstanding lol
     
  14. evolotus

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    Hi Smellie,
    My club plays on 8PM-10PM Tuesday @ 9th Line / Sixteenth. We are looking for intermediate female players. Drop-in is $3.

    Kirby
     
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    Are the lessons through the community center program or lessons during the drop-in?

    Thanks
     
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    Lessons

    The gym will be booked for private lessons only but will need about 6 students.
     
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    anyone know the drop in schedule and the fee per drop in?
     
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    Centennial Community Center = 905-294-6111
    They have drop-in schedule recorded on the phone
     
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    Your club opens in the summer? Thx.
     
  20. kalvin28

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    March 29-June 21

    Sunday Family badminton 11am-1pm
    Monday 18+ 1:00pm-2:30pm
    Monday 18+ 8:30pm-9:30pm
    Tuesday 18+ 9:30am-11:00am
    Tuesday 18+ 1:00pm-2:30pm
    Thursday 18+ 9:30am-11:00am
    Friday 18+ 1:30pm-2:30pm
    Saturday 18+ 6:30pm-9:30pm

    If anyone wants to meet me there to play on Saturday nights PM me. I used to be an intermediate player but I haven't played in about 10 years, just picking it up again after a long hiatus.
     

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