you also asked him to aim for 0 profit (because of the =)
not to mention the formula you're suggesting is way oversimplified aka useless
Ha Ha, the answer was fitting of the crazily fluffy question, and he asked will it pay for itself not will it turn a profit but yes should have been b. What else can you tell him from the information he gave(none). For all we know in his city folk pay $50ph for a court, play 24 hours a day and you can buy a warehouse for $10. Then a one court hall would be viable ffs.
My advice is , dont even bother ! It is not sustainable, Just calculate the overhead cost for yourself , is not rocket -science , must be one of the craziest idea on here ever (thats why I have to reply) !!!!
Vancouver land prices are $$$$$$$$$$$$$$ crazy. Renting of a warehouse will be skyhigh. Not to mention that you need to get a business permit and other zoning issues. Unless the 2 courts are occupied 24/7 and charged at obscene rates...this is doomed for failure.
Here's a tip...
IF Badminton Vancouver couldn't open actually in Vancouver (it's on Mitchell Island)...what makes you think you can open a viable badminton business in Vancouver?
i could be wrong, but i've read that someone from local started his badminton gym business with 3 courts. now he owns the 5 big badminton facilities around the region. so if you can afford to fail, then why not give it a try.