02-19-2009, 12:49 PM #1
Where to play? (Hong Kong) Central / Sheung Wan Area
Does anyone know of any badminton venue in the Central or Sheung Wan area open on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday nights (or late evenings)?
As I will be on Bonham Strand, I guess anywhere in the Soho district or the Commercial Centre or near the Macau Ferry Pier would be OK
PS: Any badminton stores in this area?
02-19-2009, 07:07 PM #2
02-19-2009, 08:54 PM #3
Not much luck, it seems
02-20-2009, 11:45 AM #4
www.mybadmintonstore.com is located in Central, you can visit them.
Other than that, you'll have to either go to Causeway Bay (Rose Sports, Lee's Badminton) or Mongkok (most shops are located there)
Are you looking for courts only or you want to find people to play with?
02-20-2009, 12:58 PM #5
My schedule is completely tight and 'official' but I've learnt how to diplomatically decline dinner meetings (so that I can slip off for some badminton).
I'm looking for a group I can play with - not one packed with pros or ex-pros but one with players that didn't make it to the competitive circuit
Early morning, late evening or night on Tue, Wed or Thur would be great.
Early morning, late evening or night on Tue, Wed and Thur would be greater
02-20-2009, 02:28 PM #6
02-20-2009, 10:58 PM #7
02-21-2009, 11:25 AM #8
02-25-2009, 11:10 PM #9
Can you guys let me know your arrival dates? Thanks!
02-26-2009, 03:49 AM #10
Well, I've been here for a few days already and will leave late tomorrow.
I did manage to grab a few great games... and I'm sure it would have been nice to have joined you too for a session.
My apologies for not responding earlier.
Um, I wonder if you are playing tonight...
02-26-2009, 04:52 AM #11
Unfortunately, i don't get to play tonite.
Maybe next time when you visit : )
03-05-2009, 02:21 AM #12
I just joined this forum and I play in Hong Kong. I have a few nights booked this month on Mondays and Tuesday in Sheung Wan and I also play with a local group in East Hong Kong. I play with some very good players while I am just at a intermediate level. If there are some players interested in this month's games. Post here!
03-05-2009, 03:27 AM #13
If they are, I must relate this experience.
The night I played there, two guest players walked in looking for a game. Like me, they were from abroad - one from Indonesia and one from England. They went around asking those playing on each court if they could join for the night.
Sadly, I can't say I found the players in Hong Kong to be as gracious as those in, say, Seoul or Singapore or Jakarta or Kuala Lumpur. Not one of them agreed to allow these players to have a go.
On my prodding, my host interceded for them with our group's captain but was brusquely brushed aside by the older man: "Why should we allow them to join? No need, no need. Ng Sai Lei Khoi."
I will not attempt to translate that last phrase
03-05-2009, 03:40 AM #14
03-05-2009, 03:49 AM #15
I'm interested in playing in East HK too since I sometimes stay at Shau Kei Wan with my family. I'm intermediate and would defnitely love to play on a regular basis. Thanks in advance.
03-05-2009, 03:53 AM #16
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