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Discussion in 'Places to play / Clubs / Local Events' started by kwun, Sep 14, 2007.

  1. shreky

    shreky Regular Member

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    AChan my friend, please check the photo gallery in the website below. there are more pictures .... enjoy. i just stole the 2 pictures i posted from the website below.

    http://www.nycbadminton.com/
     
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    you mean that, LB = coach lazzybuddy?
    now, i noticed that the net post is shared among side-by-side courts....:D
     
  3. DivingBirdie

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    WOW. i really envy you guys for playing in such magnificent courts.

    it's mostly wooden or tiled floorings that i play in singapore. Courts in Singapore can be divided into some categories.

    Community Centres (CCs by People's Association),
    Sports Halls (owned by singapore sports council) and
    SAFRA (Singapore Armed Forces Reservists' Association, but you can actually sign up to be a member even if you're not in SAF)

    Some players also train in Singapore Badminton Hall.

    Usually, CCs look the worst, have least courts(usually multi purpose) and have tiled/wooden floorings. Sports halls are usually wooden floored, have more courts. Safra mostly have pretty good looking courts with non-slip floors. Problems of wind might be present in Singapore badminton hall and large sports hall. CCs usually doesn't have this problem but it's really poorly ventilated.

    These are pics...not taken by me.(would be great if u guys share some real pics taken by yourselves.

    http://www.ssc.gov.sg/publish/etc/m.../facilities.Par.0006.File.tmp/SportsHalls.pdf sports halls

    http://www.safra.sg/facilities_search.aspx?cat=119 safra
     
  4. event

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    I've posted some of this gym elsewhere but this is the main gym in my city. It is only for badminton and has 10 courts. Several similar facilities have sprouted up all over the country, some with only 6 courts, others with 12 (Seoul and Cheongju) and even 16 (Jeonju).
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    There are only two places in town with mats. One is Kyunghee University, from which Han Sang-hoon graduated last winter. There are six courts there, one with extra mats. The other is Samsung, where Han, Lee YD, Jung JS, Park TS, etc. all play now. It is a wooden floor and even for a national high school tournament only one of the 7 courts is matted (you can barely see the corner of it in this photo). Both facilities have clubs of recreational players who play there every other evening.
     

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    The first is where I used to play. Very old. Built before '88 Olympics as a practice gym for handball. You can just see the bottom of the peaked roof. The centre of the peak is barely high enough to allow a decent end-to-end clear. Lifts and underhand serves regularly hit the roof. It is also as cold as the dickens.
    The second is a local school to which the city's biggest club later moved. Also six courts in a row and slightly better insulated but the floor was like an ice rink. I only played there once.
     

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    Korean players are well-dressed

    Hi event,

    Thank you for your photos. :):):)

    What also impressed me is that you Korean players are all suitably dressed for Badminton.

    Cheers... chris@ccc
     
  8. event

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    Nearest where I live, we have two badminton tents. They have 5 courts each but the walls are thin and the half-pipe-shaped roof is nylon. They both used to have dirt floors but one of them (last 3 photos) recently got a concrete floor with a urethane covering that is great for traction but there is so much traction that between that and the no-give concrete underneath, everyone is complaining of sore knees.
     

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    Well, some of those photos are from tournaments but it's true that you see more badminton brands than anything else here. It's basically easier to find coolmax stuff made by Yonex than by any non-badminton brands. The only exception to that rule is hiking attire, which is also very popular as there are so many local brands that make it significantly cheaper. Also, as you can see from the last few photos, the total absence of heating and insulation in virtually any gyms here creates a demand for fleece and other stuff that is easier to find in hiking stores.
     
  10. shreky

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    hi event. is badminton popular in korea? is it the #1 sport in the country? i'm not sure how it compares with soccer. just curios.
     
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    Actually, there is a whole other thread on that topic, to which I and many others have posted. I could be nice and repost my answer, but no time right now.
     
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    Sorry. I went and included a link to a thread that I thought I'd posted something of interest to and really hadn't. In that thread, I did point to another one with some related comments, though. I won't reproduce it here lest we stray off topic, but feel free to revive one of those other threads.

    Here is another discussion I gave of it, and another, and another, and another,
     
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    Couple more pics..

    ..from a local teen center near where i live...This one, again, is a multi-sport facility, which can accommodate 6 courts; and notice all the lines on the floor..:eek::p

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    nice. anybody got more photos?
     
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    Communities (DBKL) single court/multi-purpose hall in Suntex

    This hall is very private and you can hear a very loud 'Smash' sound when player smash. After Sunday function this court can be slippery.

    The legendary Icuk Sugiarto from Indonesia once played here before.
     

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    Ahhhh, Walnut Gym? Must be. They put in the green background divider, a nice touch. :)
     
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    pic from my current club..

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    OMG, so nice! I need to move to Sweden. :D
     
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    Yes it's nice..

    I also play at other places in the area:

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    Dang, those are by far, the nicest gyms I've seen so far, it can't get much better. I really need to move to Sweden and find a Swedish GF as well. Do they like pandas? Have they even seen one in person? :p...:D
     

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