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New Badminton Centre, Richmond BC

Discussion in 'RichmondPro Badminton Centre' started by madbad, Jun 12, 2006.

  1. madbad

    madbad Regular Member

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    We are pleased to officially let everyone know of the opening of RichmondPro Badminton Centre. We estimate the opening to be the first week of July. Our signange is now up so if you're driving by, you'll see it.

    This dedicated badminton facility will have 15 pro courts as well as a gym room, shower and locker facilities, pro shop, snack bar and spacious waiting area. It is centrally located with ample parking.

    Open 7 days a week (except certain public holidays), drop-in, court rentals and coaching/lessons will be offered.

    Address: 5800 Minoru Blvd, Richmond, BC (between Westminster Hwy and Lansdowne Road). Tel: 604-231-0999

    I will be providing further updates as we approach the opening date. If there are any enquires or questions, please call the above tel # or post on this thread, or PM me.

    Thank you and hope to see you all at RichmondPro.
     
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    Congratulations to all those involved in the new RichmondPRO Badminton Center:)! It's hard enough to get started in the first place. Best of luck with the business side of things! We could always use more quality drop-in places;).
     
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    Madbad,

    Can we have a bit more details about the new centre, i.e. business hours; rental fees; coaching staff, etc.

    Thanks
     
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    maybe a teaser photograph or two would be nice too :D
     
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    Sounds like I will have 1 more place to visit during my next trip in vancouver... :p
     
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    I'll be in Vancouver the first week of August... I'll drop by and check it out.
     
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    Nice, just in time for summer badminton players!
     
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    Just wanted to say "Congratulations!" and best wishes.

    Thumbs up!
     
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    Congratulations! :D Good news indeed ...

    -dave
     
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    *leaves clearone* =). to be honest i never liked c1 anyways.....i hope nobody knows who i rly am XD.

    i'll be @ RichmondPro for sure. i just wish it was open now so i could play some baddy!
     
  11. DarthHowie

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    I know who you are :p. I'll make sure i check this club out the next time i'm in BC (most likely in september for my sister's wedding)

    Where i've played so far:
    Collingwood, VRC, C1\C2 and Cambie Community Centre.

    Places i still want to check out:
    VLTBC (when i eventually buy a pair of white shorts :rolleyes:), RichmondPro, Richmond Badminton Club.
     
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    Thanks for all the response and well wishes. To answer some questions:
    1) Rates: court rental is $16/hr. We'll be having some good intro deals so keep your eyes peeled.:) :) :)
    2) Hours: we're planning to be opened 9 am - 11 pm. Some tweaking might be needed depending on daily response.
    3) Coaches: a few of them are Yao Ming, Kiran Kumar, Alvin Lau, Chris Lee, Harry Pan. There will be a bunch of assistants there too.
    4) Update: some of the courts are being layed down this week, most of the lights are in place. The inside looks very.... green hehe
    5) Pics: a few will be coming soon after the inital set of courts are layed down.
    6) Out-of-towners: make sure you let us know when you're in town. Always nice to meet fellow bc'ers

    That's it for now. Will update again soon.
    mb
     
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    I never knew that 7 foot 6 Houston Rockets basketball player coached badminton:eek:. jokes.
    I wonder if anyone has cracked any "Yo" jokes (visa commercial) with this guy.

    lol. Thanks for the heads up mb on the new centre
     
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    The place sounds great....can't wait for some pictures.
    Is there a website because that'd be cool. I'm coming to Vancouver during August and will most definately be checking it out.
     
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    Sounds great! I will definitely ink this one as a "must visit" place during my 4th visit to vancouver. :p
     
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    Wow, you're already planning your next trip?!! :eek: :eek: :eek:
     
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    sounds like most of da coaches r frm vrc! who's da owner, btw! congrat!
     
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    He is probably Richard Ong. You can find his photos under the Malaysian Player Thread.

     
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    The ownership group is comprised of 4 people. The major shareholder is based overseas.
     
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    Madbad:
    There's YAU MING on the coaches list, so any basketball court in the new club??? :rolleyes: Just a joke!;) I'm glad master YAU XI-MING is there.
    congratulations!:)
     

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