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Where to play in Birmingham?

Discussion in 'UK' started by philipls78, Mar 16, 2004.

  1. philipls78

    philipls78 Regular Member

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    I wish to play regularly in Birmingham area. Anyone know any good clubs? Any Malaysian players around in Birmingham?
     
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    You should also state which country. There is a Birmingham in the USA and in UK.
     
  3. philipls78

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    Sorry I am in Birmingham in UK.
     
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    Bidgley Badminton club, very friendly,and in division 1 in birmingham league, with several teams in lower division. Contact me, if you want to contact them (but I dont play for them) Based near Lozells.(east/central B/ham) where are you? Would try find website, but not at home computer now.
     
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    Hi philipls78,

    I am a coach who is working with many county, international juniors in the Birmingham area. I am also Chinese origin who has played and been to Malaysia on numerous occasions. If you would like more information of clubs and advice within the area, please contact me or post me on this page.

    All the best

    John
     
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    Haha, You are very good player too Johnl, I think I know who you are, I played you once at streetly? I am one of gafars friends.
     
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    James,

    Where have we met before? Im not sure if you have met, but if you know Gafar, then you'll know me.

    Anyway, Hows Bidgley BC going? Are you playing in the Birmingham league?

    Yes Im still at Streetly, and coaching a few young players there.

    John.
     
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    At streetly at one of the singles league days.

    I played you for fun and got no points!!

    You also gave alfu a game that day too. he might have got one point.
    I dont play for Bidgely, am at leicester uni in term time.

    Say hello to Handal and his dad for me when you see him next, and tell him I am inh china training everyday so I can beat him!

    James
     
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    John,

    Can you let me know where do you play or coach in streetly and when? This is just for me to plan my journey there as I dont have a car. I think I definately need some coaching now. No more confidence and steps. Can you let me know how much do you charge for coaching and anything else that you need from me.

    Thanks a lot,
    Philip
     
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    Philip,

    Thanks for the reply. I coach at streetly most days. I mainly train The World Class Start and Potential programs to the elite juniors in the midlands area.

    I dont have any session going. I only coach for England juniors and private.

    If your interested in private coaching, you can contact me posting your Email address and i will return your mail.

    Regards

    John
     
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    John,

    I have PM you. Let me know when you are free and advise me.

    Thanks,
    Phil
     
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    I know this person (and his sidekick Gafar!) :eek: They might not remember me though.
     
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    Can you compare their level to HOng Kong levels ?
     
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    ohh, that's a tricky and sensitive question :p

    let me think back then...at the very least, better than league D standard. :)

    (there's only one league in HK)
     
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    This is my first year in this singles league, in division 3. I think last year , there was someone in Division 1 from inside the UK top 50, and I don't think they finished top of the league. Jamesd20 may know.
     
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    I think Cheung was referring to the A, B, C, D level of play.

    There was a few in the league in top 50. But rankings dont mean much, choose the right tournaments to play and pretty much anyone any good can be top 70 (no offence to anyone, they are roughly correlative, but not everyone plays in them)

    Good luck in your upcoming matches!! I might make it down soon (exams over soon, but going home as well)
     
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    is league D the worst thg ??! or wt ??!
    ar u stayin in uK most the time ? hope u could tell me smthg abt tht
    jus came here for a yr, duno how 2 find a place to play
    cuz i reli wana get somewhere to play since reli desperate for it.....
    but duno where i can go, where am i abt <<< my standard
    i'm in bromsgrove, wana push myself a bit, staying in boardin skl....
    so .... plz let me know more
    ohoho, btw, if u know any tournaments or sort of tht thgs in comming sept. - decem. plz let me know !!!! ^^ thz sooo much !!

    so glad finally find sm one i can ask.... !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Do you want to play a match with me?

    I came to B'gam few months ago and I want to meet people who like playing badminton... I usually play in NIA and Aston university...
     
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    Is there anywhere near Walsall? I'd like to get some coaching as well.
     

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