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09-20-2004, 06:18 AM #1
San Jose State: Open gym & training
(I decided to start a new thread on this topic since the other SJSU thread has strayed drastically off topic)
There is an excellent coach that teaches at SJSU on the weekend (both SAT & SUN). I believe his name is Kevin Zhang & was an accomplished player in China (during the '90s, I think). He has been coaching some of the top junior players in Northern Calif at SJSU... quite a few of his players have been junior national champions & have been named to the U.S. Junior National team. Several of his players did very well at the Pan Am Junior Championships recently.
Even tho' BANC is not active at SJSU since the begining of this month, Kevin is still coaching there. There have been lots of open courts availble for open play as well on SAT & SUN afternoon. I don't think that they've been charging for open play since the end of August. If they do start charging, I think that it may be only $2 or $3 per session.
09-20-2004, 06:58 AM #2
CorrectionOriginally Posted by gregr999
I had heard that he's got more trainees on Sunday but that there are still several open courts available for that day as well.
No crowds! No waiting for courts, COME ON DOWN!
09-21-2004, 03:01 PM #3Originally Posted by gregr999
09-21-2004, 07:21 PM #4
are there set times? who's running it? that coach?
09-21-2004, 07:22 PM #5
Hmm....I will put San Jose State University on my applying list for my masters degree
09-21-2004, 08:46 PM #6Originally Posted by bluejeff
09-21-2004, 08:59 PM #7Originally Posted by Joseph
Are you guys all playing together?
09-21-2004, 09:43 PM #8Originally Posted by donutmaestro
BTW, no I'm afraid that he is not coaching for free but you can certainly watch the way he is training his better players.
09-21-2004, 10:56 PM #9Originally Posted by bluejeff
Originally Posted by gregr999
09-22-2004, 12:28 AM #10
That's cool, I have done some searches and I have found that there are lots of schools around that area having my major
(SFSU, SJSU, Hayward, Santa Cruz, and Davis)
I have discussed this to my gf , and we are both very interested in going to San Fancisco area to continue our studys. Man, if I do go to San Francisco area, I guess you guys will get loads of badminton supply at minimal prices and we will rock the bay area days and nights.
09-23-2004, 10:44 PM #11
i am currently training with kevin...hes not a bad coach...he charges like 510 dollars for 4 months...i have been training with him since april...and hes a pretty good coach...the problem is...he doesn't speak very good english...so u might get confused with alot of his direction sometimes...haha
09-23-2004, 11:14 PM #12
bluejeff.......................................... .. .................................................. .................... if you come........................................ my wallet will be empty for years probably... >_<""""""""
09-24-2004, 06:33 AM #13Originally Posted by Joseph
Dunno if I will make it on SAT; my shoulder is in pretty bad shape right now... an old volleyball injury to my favorite shoulder has returned with a vengence (i think that tennis & weight training has done me in this time). Expect to show on SUN, but I'm sure that I will not be playing very seriously cuz of the shoulder pain.
Originally Posted by B3nny H4nn4
His English is passable & it seems that he understands it better than he speaks it. So even if u ask him questions in English, it seems that he can often do a pretty decent job of showing ppl what he means.
Last edited by gregr999; 09-24-2004 at 06:43 AM.
09-24-2004, 06:04 PM #14Originally Posted by gregr999
09-25-2004, 11:05 PM #15
Wknd Open Gym hours at SJSU
It looks like the open gym hours on the weekend (SAT & SUN) start before 1pm and end after 7pm. It looks like the cost if $2/session (if they collect at all). This is cheaper than the $3 that they charge the general public during the week at SJSU and quite a bit cheaper than the $5 charged at BinTang & S'vale Community Center.
There appears to be lots of courts available for open play, especially on SAT. The open gym & training is usually held in SPX44. However, on some days they use the older gym in the YUH building (closer to 4th street) when SPX44 is not available
From what I understand some of the better junior players are training from 2:30 or 3pm til 5pm. You might learn a bit from watching them go thru their training.
Last edited by SystemicAnomaly; 09-25-2004 at 11:08 PM.
09-26-2004, 07:46 AM #16
SJSU: open gym hrs SAT & SUNOriginally Posted by SystemicAnomaly
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