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    I'm going through badminton deprivation. I'm down to only 1 hour a week of play because the Gym I go to is closing down for the summer (I know its not quite summer yet) and will no longer have regular 4 hours of badminton per week. My racquet is newly strung and I just got new shuttles but no where to play. For the next few weeks I will be looking for new places to play but most of the other places around me (Toronto) don't have summer badminton. Wish me luck!!!

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    Default Re: Badminton Deprivation

    my condolence, really.
    why not try to find a community hall to rent out with a bunch of badminton friend. Summer rental rates should be cheaper too.

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    There are plenty of place in TO for badminton in the summer. I know U of T has some summer hours. Maybe you should look into that. There are many recreational places that have badminton too, more likely on Sunday for the good chunk of the morning.

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    Would this be at the Hart House? or at the Athletic Centre?

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    Your backyard is sufficient enough sometimes. That was where I fell in love with badminton "at first strike".

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    Default Re: Badminton Deprivation

    BaMBaM,

    this sentence really touch my heart:

    "My racquet is newly strung and I just got new shuttles but no where to play."

    i hope you managed to find a gym to play in.

    anyone else from Toronto want to help out our fellow badminton addict?

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    Yeah, outdoor playing will hone your reactions... Remember that the legendary Rudy Hartono always said that he learned badminton outdoors, and having to compensate for weather and wind is what made him such a good player indoors...

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    I live in toronto too and i'm in the same situation as bambam, i dun have anywhere to play except on sunday at a church but thatz only like 2 hours and that does nothing to improve my skills or even enough time for me to be warmed up and on the game since we have to rotate every 15 mins. I need some place where i can seriously play for hours or a club where i can learn to play well and coaching too. I still have much impovement need even on my basic skills....need a place!!

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    Default Re: Badminton Deprivation - Clubs to play in Toron

    Brampton

    Brampton BC Mark Cranch (905) 454-5273

    Brampton Junior BC J. Metheringham (905) 457-8537

    Turner Fenton SS BC Dianne Warriner (905) 453-9220

    Etobicoke

    Etobicoke Junior BC Roger Wallis (416) 248-1666

    Martingrove BC Jim Erven (416) 239-7909

    Smithfield BC Harold Mah (416) 394-8715

    Markham

    Thunderbirds Junior BC Roger Hospedales (905) 475-2336

    Mississauga

    Meadowvale BC Albert Tee (905) 824-1168

    St. Jean Baptiste BC Gilles Mathieu (905) 569-3653

    Woodlands BC Herb Tse (905) 542-0681

    T.L. Kennedy SS BC Dominic Muto (905) 279-6540

    St. Joseph's SS BC Deidre Pereira (905) 812-1376

    North York

    The Toronto Granite BC Mike DeBelle (416) 449-8713

    Seneca Coll. Varsity BC Linda Stapleton (416)491-5050x2957

    Willowdale BC Naznin Kermally (416) 756-0244

    Oakville

    Oakville BC Bruce Croft (905) 845-0231

    Oakville Trafalgar BC Neil Coutts (905) 827-2102

    White Oaks BC Horst Koehler (905) 842-8858

    Scarborough

    Scarborough Rec. Centre BC Anthony Cheng (416) 293-3790

    Glen Ayr Junior BC Tom Whitley (416) 438-8934

    Woburn-Guildwood BC Arc Ahchong (905) 837-2259

    Mowat BC Cliff Chin (416) 284-7267

    Toronto

    Toronto Badminton & Racquet Eleanor O'Gorman (416) 921-2159

    The Boulevard BC Keith Arthur (416) 532-3341 ext. 104

    George Brown Coll. BC Kim Ng (905) 940-6649

    Grange BC Roman Yacyshyn (416) 231-3171

    Royal Cdn. Yacht Club BC John Power (416) 967-7245 ext. 358

    Ryerson Varsity BC Joe Xavier (416) 392-7685

    Univ. of Toronto Varsity BC Andrew Deane (416) 463-9735

    De La Salle Coll. BC Norman Lue Tam (416) 969-8771

    York

    York Humber HS BC Joy Carter (416) 394-3281

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    Default Re: Badminton Deprivation - Clubs to play in Toron


    Thanks but I've already tried some of those numbers and they don't have a summer session.

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    Default Re: Badminton Deprivation - Clubs to play in Toron

    Wow Don, that's a lot of badminton clubs in the greater metropolitan Toronto area. I doubt there are that many places to play badminton in any American city, including N.Y., L.A., and Chicago. I'm thinking our Northern Neighbors don't have quite as much of bad situation to complain about anymore.

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    Default Re: Badminton Deprivation - Clubs to play in Toron

    I know that there's this place that offers badminton from 8 am to 3 pm every Sunday. Pretty nice place. It's a walk in place. I'll post the place's name when it comes to mind.

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    Default Re: Badminton Deprivation - Clubs to play in Toron

    Badminton is big in Ontario. I've kid around with my friends that I have pretty much a place to play in, at almost every city in Ontario. Since I travel quite a bit, I usually bring my gear and play a few games on the occasional business trip.

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    Default Re: Badminton Deprivation - Clubs to play in Toron

    what does BC stand for? and i think i only qualify for the junor ones since i'm still in high school and a not so experienced player yet, but thz

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    Default Re: Badminton Deprivation - Clubs to play in Toron

    It stands for badminton club

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    For anyone who looking for badminton place at summer , u can contact this number (905) 814 5503 Handy or (416) 665 4777 Mr Hans.
    The place is located at petrolia (near york university) i forgot exactly but u can ask 2 person above, and they have cheaper price too saturday and monday evening

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mag
    Yeah, outdoor playing will hone your reactions... Remember that the legendary Rudy Hartono always said that he learned badminton outdoors, and having to compensate for weather and wind is what made him such a good player indoors...
    Really thats quite an interesting fact. i honed my skills outdoors, and now that i'm playing indoors at a club, things are coming more smoothly and naturally than normal i think.

    btw, i looked for halls to rent out, but warehouses i've checked out don't seem to have enough space. i was thinking of convincing my school to start a badminton club, and we could use their gym. what do you think of the idea? badmintons not yet so popular where i live in the states though.
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