Thanks for visiting us!

Badminton Central is a free community for fans of badminton! If you find anything useful here please consider registering to see more content and get involved with our great community users, it takes less than 15 seconds! Everybody is welcome here.

Click here for a FREE account!

Places to play in or near DC/MD

Discussion in 'USA East' started by tej71, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. tej71

    tej71 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2008
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    production manager
    Location:
    woodley park dc
    Hi there

    I've recently moved over from the UK and am based in Woodley Park in DC. I am looking for just badminton courts to book and also possibly an easy going club to join in the DC/MD area. I definitely need to brush up on my skills - but look forward to rekindling my love of the sport.
    Thanks
    Tej
     
  2. jayes

    jayes Regular Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2002
    Messages:
    208
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Badminton specialty selling strings, grips, shuttl
    Location:
    USA
    Hello Tej,

    Welcome to D.C. Here are some clubs that you can try:

    * D.C. Badminton
    Thursday 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Sunday 4 pm - 6 pm
    3551 Garfield St
    Washington, D.C.

    * George Washington University Badminton Club (Building K)
    Wednesday 7 pm - late
    Friday 7 pm - late

    * Gwendolyn E. Coffeld Community Center
    Thursday 7 pm - 9:30 pm
    2450 Lyttonsville Rd,
    Silver Spring, MD

    * Twinbrook Recreation Center
    Sunday 3 pm - 5:45 pm (April - December)
    12920 Twinbrook Parkway
    Rockville, MD 20851

    Cheers :)
     
  3. tej71

    tej71 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2008
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    production manager
    Location:
    woodley park dc
    Hi there

    Thanks for the info - will check out these places - is that Garfield St NW? Hope so, as that's really close to me. Out of interest, do you know anywhere you can book a court just to practice (not sure I'd be much use joining a club in my present state of unfitness...)
    Thanks
    Tej
     
  4. jayes

    jayes Regular Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2002
    Messages:
    208
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Badminton specialty selling strings, grips, shuttl
    Location:
    USA
    Yes, Garfield St NW; 'tis St. Albans School. Sorry, I don't know where you can book a court. The last time I was playing in D.C. Badminton Club, the organizer there will match the skill level of the players. So, you don't have to worry about your state of fitness. Just come out and play.

    Cheers. :)
     
  5. hling98032

    hling98032 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2008
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Junior Account Executive
    Location:
    baltimore, md
    Hi Tej,

    You can pretty much just walk into GW and play. I don't think you get to book the courts and play over here in the United States. =)
    But you can call the person in charge and tell them that you are interested in playing in their clubs. You will only need to pay a small fee and you're good to go. =)
    Twinbook is reopening this week!
    =)
     
  6. tej71

    tej71 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2008
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    production manager
    Location:
    woodley park dc
    Ah ok, thanks for letting me know. Initially I just wanted a place to go and practise with my partner, but guess I'll join a club and take it from there. Can I use GW facilities even if i'm not a student?
    Thanks for the info
    Tej
     
  7. hling98032

    hling98032 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2008
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Junior Account Executive
    Location:
    baltimore, md
    Tej,

    You can call the GW badminton club for more info.
    You can always walk in during the club practice time and speak to someone. =)

    Cheers,
    Ling
     
  8. tej71

    tej71 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2008
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    production manager
    Location:
    woodley park dc
    True.
    Thanks for the feedback.
    T
     
  9. sambhatia1430

    sambhatia1430 New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2008
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    work
    Location:
    usa
    if u in virginia we have some groups that play in the schools new tyson corner
     
  10. alan06

    alan06 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2006
    Messages:
    63
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    Hi all:

    I will be moving to DC for school from the sunny southern california. Of all the club mentioned above, does anyone know if they open year round i.e. winter? I'm an intermediate player and will be there in July. I would love to meet or play with some of the potential players in the area. Thanks!
     
  11. hling98032

    hling98032 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2008
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Junior Account Executive
    Location:
    baltimore, md
  12. jayes

    jayes Regular Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2002
    Messages:
    208
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Badminton specialty selling strings, grips, shuttl
    Location:
    USA
    Many of the community centers open year round. Depends on where you live, some of them can be very far. So a good transportation will be best to commute. Where are you studying? Have you decide where you are living?

    Cheers.
     
  13. alan06

    alan06 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2006
    Messages:
    63
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    Thank you for your responses! I hope to play with you guys soon. I will be studying at Howard University COM. Therefore, I plan to stay with close to the university's campus. I'm 24 and an intermediate player. I like to play singles and doubles. Quick question, where do you get your equipments at? eg shoes, birdies, string jobs...etc...I have a stringing machine but I'm guessing it is too heavy and bulky to bring with me.
     
  14. jayes

    jayes Regular Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2002
    Messages:
    208
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Badminton specialty selling strings, grips, shuttl
    Location:
    USA
    Hmm, I've never played at Howard University before so I won't know any person there. I'm not sure how update is the website, but you can try to contact the person in charge: <http://www.geocities.com/TimesSquare/Arena/7969/>. Depending on where you live, try DC Badminton Club: <http://www.dcbadminton.org/> If I remember correctly, on previous years, they closed on Summer but usually stays open during the Winter months.

    I do sell some badminton supplies. Check out my website at: <http://www.tiopan.com/~badminton>. There is also another Yonex seller based in Rockville. Contact me direct for more information.

    Cheers.
     
  15. hling98032

    hling98032 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2008
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Junior Account Executive
    Location:
    baltimore, md
    Ronney is really good. Here's his contact: http://supremesportssupply.com/

    :)
     
  16. alan06

    alan06 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2006
    Messages:
    63
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    Thank you for your guidances. I hope to meet and play with you guys soon. Cheers!!!!:)
     
  17. SphinxST

    SphinxST New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2009
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Cyprus
    Unfortunately, I cannot contact him - nobody picks the phone and the contact form on site does not work :(

    Anyone knows where can I play today/tomorrow?
     

Share This Page