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01-20-2013, 09:55 PM #1
C2 Badminton Club - 1300 Rodick Rd, Markham
Had the pleasure of playing today at their open house from 5-7pm today. Environment, lighting, height. They have a really spacious lobby...I really like that. Not many places provide enough lobby spaces for guests or visitors waiting for friends or family to finish their game.
I certainly hope there's a group rate for annual membership, as I just recently signed with Su's badminton.
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01-20-2013, 10:35 PM #2
are the court mats cushioned or did they get cheap like flying dragon and mount the mats directly on concrete?
01-20-2013, 10:37 PM #3
i have the same reaction. looks great, but what, if any, padding is beneath the mat?
01-20-2013, 10:39 PM #4
annual membership fee of $95?!?!
annual? that's way way way cheap!
01-20-2013, 11:03 PM #5
It looks like it was directly on concrete. I didn't really notice because this was the day after a three hour non-stop session at su's, and my big toe was already a little in pain.
@Kwun, are you trolling? $95 is cheap? The annual membership individually is $60, and group rate is $40 with 8 or more players joining.
01-20-2013, 11:09 PM #6
kwun: it's 95 per year and you pay an hourly rate each time u go in.
that looks like rubber on concrete; and judging from the last pic, it hardly looks like they have a "court shoe only" policy
01-20-2013, 11:21 PM #7
I believe that family was totally random, and were beginners. Hence the socks, and since it was open house, everyone was welcome and was free to play. TBH, when I saw them, I was a little skeptical as well.
01-20-2013, 11:24 PM #8
18 bucks from 8pm to midnight is RIDICULOUS.
01-21-2013, 12:37 AM #9
so su badminton next door has: better courts, cheaper membership, and cheaper rates.
Is there any reason to even give C2 a chance? I can't think of one.
01-21-2013, 12:48 AM #10
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01-24-2013, 01:35 PM #12
Drop it fee's are only $7 guys! Where in Markham and Richmond Hill can you just "drop in" at a dedicated badminton facility for that price? Lee's and Mandarin is 13 bucks, SU and Flying Dragon has no drop-in, Suri is not bad but small.
By the way the floors mats are the same used in BWF (although there are verying degrees of thickness aloud) If anyone cares to notice at Lee's, Agincourt and Mandarin, to much padding can lead to rippled mats. Besides, things like flooring padding and $200 rackets and shoes don't make you a better player.
01-24-2013, 01:42 PM #13
Su has drop in weekday afternoons And it's 5 bucks there. Not sure about Lee's; but I play there half the time when I'm uptown at night.
Flooring padding might not make us a better player, but it'll be easier on the joints, allowing us to play / train: a) more frequently; b) longer duration or both. So in the long run, it will make better players because the conditions are less taxing physically.
The game is already quite physical; people usually wouldn't say no to a little padding under the mats
If even Everyday badminton can afford to put padding under the mats, surely these guys can as well. When a place charges premium prices; people expect premium facilities. And in terms of hourly rates for badminton courts in the area, these guys are charging premium.
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01-24-2013, 02:17 PM #14
Hahah.... I forgot about Everyday! Which would you rather have high ceilings or padded flooring? Everyday is better suited for beginners and for trainin. It's hard to play certain level games ceiling are way to low. BTW even beginners can hit the ceiling there.
I do see your point about the floors. On the other hand, that's what the $200 shoes are for! Every place offers low rates during the day trying to pull in business when most people are at work. You can't compare daytime rates to nightime rates.
01-24-2013, 02:40 PM #15
Whoops! sorry! C2 drop-in rates are $8 not $7, still cheap! and Flying dragon does have Drop-in's but VERY restricted
01-24-2013, 02:44 PM #16
over here, we pay around US$300-400 per year membership and there is no hourly rate. unlimited entries!
court mat directly on concrete though, is a major issue. despite what floor manufacturers try to tell the gyms, padding is crucial to the integrity of our joints!
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01-24-2013, 02:55 PM #17
@Kwun - That's really cheap. That's still $7.7 if you at least visit this place once a week.
$400/52weeks = $7.7~
Too bad GTA doesn't have that deal. How's the court availability.