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12-27-2004, 12:15 AM #1
lessons near palo alto
I've been looking for lessons near palo alto in the bay area, and its getting really tough. They're either full or they stopped accepting students because registration has ended. Thanks
01-03-2005, 06:17 PM #2
badminton lessons in bay area
I need badminton lessons in palo alto, sunnyvale, or san jose, or that general area. They must be still accepting students. If possible, please leave me like an email or fone number to contact the class or something. Thanks
01-03-2005, 09:01 PM #3
Lessons near Palo Alto...
Try Bintang, at http://www.bintangbadminton.com/. They have lessons Sat and Sunday mornings, 10-12, at different levels.
Originally Posted by oab729
01-07-2005, 08:16 PM #4
hey if you didnt get my private message.. you could email me at email@example.com or AIM Chrispywu... there are actually quite a few places practice.. foothill, cubberly, decathlon, bintang, sjsu, camden iono..ttyl
01-07-2005, 08:25 PM #5Originally Posted by Chrispywu
what's cubberly? foothill i assume you mean foothill college?
i know Mission College have "classes" but they are more like pay to play type of classes. the "you learn by playing" type.
01-07-2005, 08:30 PM #6Originally Posted by kwun
cubberly is like a community center.. i think it has lessons tuesdays and thursdays.. its near san antonio on middlefield..
and i just heard my school coach talking bout foothill college.. some coach named dave abel or something.. hes currently coaching a few girls from my school.. yah.. i dunno i just go to bintang.. cuz the other places have lines for like basketball and volleyball and they have strict times when you could play.
btw this is one of my first posts.. still getting used to this
01-08-2005, 04:12 PM #7
hah.. i know tho oab is now.. silly kid in my english class ^_^ keke.. come practice with me sometime
01-08-2005, 07:36 PM #8Originally Posted by kwun
Decathlon added badminton a couple of years ago, I think. It's really a basketball gym that has been converted to accomodate (4?) badminton courts for both open gym & training. It's OK but the air conditioning can be quite annoying at times. Rudy (Suehartono?) has been coaching there for a while now. He appears to be an excellent coach... I've not trained with him, but I have watched him play, watched him train others, & even played with him & have learned quite a bit from doing so.
It's helpful to know a club member to gain access to the open gym. Iv'e gone in quite a few times for both tennis & badminton... mostly on free guest passes. (I've even gotten in w/o a guest pass a couple of times). Non-members can take the training & participate in league play for a fee. Not certain, but I think that the following sched is up-to-date:
Unless I'm mistaken, the badminton gym at the main campus at Foothill College is closed for renovations for a while. They do have classes at an off-campus location... Cubberly. I think that Cubberly is used both by Community Education as well as by Foothill College. Foothill calls it their Middlefield campus. Altho' there are badminton classes there, I don't believe that a whole lot of teaching goes on. (Arno Dominguez, however, is a really nice guy).
01-08-2005, 08:54 PM #9Originally Posted by SystemicAnomaly
anyways.. the draft from the air conditioning at decathlon really sucks.. but 2 of the courts arent affected... yea rudy (Suehartono?) coaches me too.. i think hes looking for more students(players)...
01-09-2005, 12:49 AM #10Originally Posted by Chrispywu
oh. yes. i have been there a few years back. i think a guy call Peter coaches there, his wife also plays and have a kid (probably around 2-3 yrs old) now, he is quite nice and have good badminton skills.
yah.. i dunno i just go to bintang..
01-09-2005, 01:39 AM #11Originally Posted by kwun
01-09-2005, 02:35 AM #12Originally Posted by Chrispywu
01-10-2005, 07:16 AM #13Originally Posted by Chrispywu
Anyway kwun, I didn't see a listing for Peter Baum (wife = Andrea) in the Foothill class sched for this winter Q. It was a Thurs nite class in the past.
01-10-2005, 07:09 PM #14Originally Posted by SystemicAnomaly
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02-15-2005, 03:53 PM #16
Ruddy SoehartanoOriginally Posted by oab729
Last edited by wmb2002; 02-15-2005 at 04:04 PM.
02-16-2005, 04:39 PM #17
Ruddy is a great coach.
. I have trained with Ruddy for over a year and and I find him the best of the 4 professional coaches I have tried.
Rudy (Suehartono?) has been coaching there for a while now. He appears to be an excellent coach... I've not trained with him, but I have watched him play, watched him train others, & even played with him & have learned quite a bit from doing so.
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