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Where to play badminton in Boston area?

Discussion in 'USA East' started by fizk1970, Jun 4, 2003.

  1. fizk1970

    fizk1970 Regular Member

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    I live in western suburbs of Boston,MA (in Framingham), can anyone suggest places to play badminton in this area? I know the following places,

    -Maugus club, Wellesley (too expensive, $650 a year!!!!!)
    -MIT (travel/parking a problem)
    -Hardward (travel/parking a problem)
    -Natick (they play only once a week)

    Ideally, I want to play 3 times a week.

    Thanks in advance
    fizk
     
  2. LazyBuddy

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    http://www.badmintonforum.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=7080&highlight=boston

    This list is provided by "jwu" who's also from Boston area. However, not very sure whether the schedule / availability still stands for now or not.

    btw, getting parking problem in MIT? I remember last time we went there, we just parked the car in the parking lot right in front of their gym... Not sure... Might be just lucky to avoid a ticket, :D
     
  3. fizk1970

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    Thank you lazy buddy for the link. I live about 45 min away from MIT/Harvard area (West of Boston), it might even take an hour. Driving is not a problem, but parking is tough. As jwu mentioned in the link, I need to know someone in MIT to let me in.

    -fizk
     
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    If I don't remember wrong, for MIT, u can pay $5 guest fee to get into the gym. At least, that's what we did last time.

    The pass is good for 1day, and u just purchase the 1-day pass from the front desk right next to the entrance of the gym.

    But to avoid a waste trip, maybe u should contact them before u go.
     
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    sorry didn't catch this thread until now. Yeah that list needs to be updated and well, most places here with the exception of Maugus don't require you to know someone. which means you can just pay a door fee and walk in to play. someone have told me that even in maugus ppl have snuck in paying the $7 guest fee and get to play there, not so sure about that, haven't try it. :D

    um there's no parking problem w/ MIT or harvard since both of them have parking lots that you can use and they usually have plenty of spaces.

    hey fizk, if you ever wanna try one of these places, let me know and we'll meet up and go together or something.
     
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    hmmm... sounds fun...

    Should I make another "crazy" trip again??? :D
     
  7. fizk1970

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    Here is the ultimate web site for Boston area Badminton

    http://www.ziplink.net/~wolfberg/badminton/bostonarea.html

    Bedford and Needham are closed for summer.
    Marlborough and Acton are waste of time because they only give lessons and may be 1 hr of play.
    MIT and Harvard are good, but you must know someone there, I'm hoping to go with jwu next week.
    Duxbury, Hamilton are too far for me.

    Special at Maugus club (which is open 24/7), $200 for 3 months if you are above 25 or $150 if you are below 25.

    Have fun
    fizk
     
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  9. tighri

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    i'd probably be relocating to boston several month from now. good to now there are places where i can play badminton in boston. when i get there, can i play with you guys? :)

    thanks.
     
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    Place to play in Boston

    Hi,
    Even I am looking for a place to play....I came across same issues with all those places that you listed ...do keep me posted if you find a plce to play in Boston regio. I live in woburn.
    Thanks
    Bhupinder



     
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    MIT/Harvard badminton

    Hi,
    I would like to join you guys if you don't have a problem. I can come during weekends. Please let me know the time you prefer to play during weekends.

    Thanks
    Bhupinder




     
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    Marblehead Community Center, Sundays 9.30am-12pm and Wednesdays 7.30pm-10pm, $7 per session.

    Mapquest
    Ignore turns 11 and 12. (Mapquest insists on putting in a couple of un-necessary turns right at the end.) The entrance to the parking lot is at the three way intersection of Layfayette / Pleasant / Humphrey.
     
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    A little further north

    I was searching for someone to play badminton with and ran across this site. I live in Newton NH, just north of Haverhill MA. I have an outdoor grass court and would like to find some people that would enjoy a friendly but competetive game just about any day before dark (as the wind dies down), 6 or 7 o'clock.

    Send me an email if you're interested!
    - Karl
     
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    hello.

    well. i have tried almost every website and no luck finding a good place to play. anyhow if any of u are members of mit or harvard club. i wouldn't mind joining you guys for some fun. email me if anybody is interested.

    Thx
    Omkar.
     
  15. tighri

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    Boston University badminton

    Hi,

    I've been living in Boston for several months now. I want to be able to play badminton at least once a week. Does anyone know if when badminton season in BU starts and ends? I'm not quite sure if it's January. How much for a season? Does anyone who played have a contact number?

    I haven't played in a while but maybe there's sommeone who would like to invite me to play with their group.

    Thanks,
     
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    tighti,
    there used to be an annual Boston Open for badminton. I'm not sure if there is going to be one this year though..

     
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    Yes, there is. This year it will be on 3/25 - 3/27/05


     
  18. tighri

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    Thanks Jaguar. Dyou know the venue?
     
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    Tighri,

    Assabet Regional Vocational High School in Marlborough is offering badminton courses. Course schedule is 2 hours once a week for nine weeks. This is not classroom type, everybody just show up in the court and start playing. It is more of paying for a place to play badminton and get to play with other enrollees in the course. I think the school is offering this twice a year. Unfortunately, the first one is about to end this coming second week of May. I and my other colleagues are enrolled here. You can checkout there web site at www.assabetafterdark.com

     
  20. BrunoLi

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    where I can play badminton around Boston area?

    Hi, every one:
    I usually play in BU, but closed for the Summer.:crying:
    So, anybody have any suggetion where can play badminton in Boston area? Forget about Harvard, MIT and NU, since can not get into the gym. Hopefully some guy come up with some solution to play badminton.:confused: Bruno Li
     

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