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    Question Free place to play in Vancouver

    As I know there's some secondary schools open for people to play badminton after school hours and there's no charge at all. Did some one know where they are?

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    Really? You've gotta be kidding me, man. If there are such places, they would be filled instantly!

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    Yes, with every joe from all over the mainland trying to play, the school would have to hire bouncers at the door...

    ..."Can I see some ID please! OOPS, sorry but tonite is Lefties Nite, no Righties allowed!"


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    WOH!!! If there's a place like that, please let this 604badder know!

    But you know what, a free dropin wouldn't be as good as it sounds. You'll have all the problems like organization, court waits, and the calibur of play would vary so much that it won't be very enjoyable for very long in my humble opinion.

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    That's correct!. Too many players & not enough courts will only make it a waste of your time.

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    Default You have to pay for quality too!

    And you'll end up wishing you'd paid for better facilities than waste time in the freebie one.

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    Which will bring you fill circle back to BF, asking everyone where's a good place to play in Vancouver..... lots of threads on that before..... I'll just put in a plug here then for the AWSOME Collingwood session run by our own Break-My-String on Sundays at 12.


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    Default Re: Free place to play in Vancouver

    Originally posted by iameddy
    As I know there's some secondary schools open for people to play badminton after school hours and there's no charge at all. Did some one know where they are?
    yes there are - you just have to know where to look but more importantly - who you know...

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    Ok, I think there are lots of these places so I ask in this forums.

    I am an intermedia player look for 1 partner or 3 peoples. I play in a school around renfrew area every Tue & Thur 7 ~ 10 pm. 4 to 8 courts open depent on peoples but mosts of time it's not full because no one know. It's totally FREE! PM me if you like to join. First come first serve and lady first

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    Cool! ... can I try out? I'm looking for a Tue/Thu regular venue/spot to play. But, I'm way past high-school age, by the way

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    wood_22_chuck, I believe my old highschool Gladstone has free badminton on Thurs. I'm not sure at all but you can give them a call if you're interested. From what I heard it's open to everyone.

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    Thanks 604B ... but I do need organization and rotation to happen at solitary drop-ins ... either that, or find a core group of 4 players minimum.

    BCIT (for example) has very poor rotation so it's insufferable (sufferin' suckatash!) to drop-in there without friends.

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    Originally posted by wood_22_chuck
    Cool! ... can I try out? I'm looking for a Tue/Thu regular venue/spot to play. But, I'm way past high-school age, by the way

    -dave
    Dave, tues/thurs there's pinetree 8-10 if you can make it down to cameron I dont think pinetree's that much further away

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    ~oh? I didn't know Pine Tree is free? Isn't it sort of a private club?

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    Pinetree is 800 miles away!!!! ...

    It's a bit clique-y there, and I always end up with the giggly girls, or guys still wearing their jeans and casual runners, group of friends. The Douglas College team train on their own and keep to themselves too.

    I'll go to Pinetree if I'm really itchin' to play .. but thanks for the offer, JChen99.

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    Originally posted by Traum
    ~oh? I didn't know Pine Tree is free? Isn't it sort of a private club?

    -Rick
    Rick, Pinetree is not free, it's just like a drop-in. I was jus pointing to Dave cuz he's complain about nowhere to play tues/thurs

    Originally posted by wood_22_chuck
    Pinetree is 800 miles away!!!! ...

    It's a bit clique-y there, and I always end up with the giggly girls, or guys still wearing their jeans and casual runners, group of friends. The Douglas College team train on their own and keep to themselves too.

    I'll go to Pinetree if I'm really itchin' to play .. but thanks for the offer, JChen99.

    -dave
    giggly girls? guys still wearing jean? Hmm... I guess sometimes it's like that, but for the past few months it has been ok
    As for Douglas Team keeping to ourselves? We dont do that do we? Anyway, we have practice thursday 6-8... so... I dunno if most of us can even move after that... not to mention playing I only stay if the kids I coach come and want to play but I usually take off before they can "convince me" (more like dragging me) into staying

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    Woah! Hang on for a minute there... what's the condition of the gym? And is there any restrictions for drop-ins? FREE? as in birdies provided?

    Originally posted by iameddy
    Ok, I think there are lots of these places so I ask in this forums.

    I am an intermedia player look for 1 partner or 3 peoples. I play in a school around renfrew area every Tue & Thur 7 ~ 10 pm. 4 to 8 courts open depent on peoples but mosts of time it's not full because no one know. It's totally FREE! PM me if you like to join. First come first serve and lady first

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