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07-02-2006, 02:36 PM #35
I am just speaking from the point of potential liability, forseen and unforseen.
If you have time why not come to VRC on Wed and Sat evening to try out the courts.
Originally Posted by STRING
07-02-2006, 03:26 PM #36
Too little space. Anyone who has seen me go back for my big scissor kick smash in coubles knows I tend to land behind the court.
I've played a in a couple gyms with only 3-5 feet behind the court. Not only is it a physical limitation, it also plays psychologically. Soon as you get near the back of the court, you tend to leave shuttles that are in for fear of hitting your racquet.
Will still check it out when I'm there in August.
07-02-2006, 03:30 PM #37
Originally Posted by Pete LSD
07-02-2006, 05:20 PM #38
Exactly, why should I bother with it ? Oh wait, I am taking a course about business law. The five steps of cooking up a tort sure sounds fun .
Originally Posted by badrad
07-02-2006, 05:58 PM #39
Originally Posted by Pete LSD
07-02-2006, 05:59 PM #40
Originally Posted by badrad
07-03-2006, 12:20 AM #41
I have not seen the place yet (hopefully sometime before they open) but I understand that there will be no on allow to sit along the back wall. The sitting/waiting area is in the middle of the facility so I would assume that the owners/operators will request people to move to the sitting/waiting area when not playing. Not ideal but better safe than sorry.
As for the distance, 4 ft is probably cutting it close. Regulation court requires 5 feet between courts and 8 feet between end to end courts. Only time will tell if 4 ft is enough to prevent some players from destroying their racquets or bodies
07-03-2006, 09:31 PM #42
Opening date Sat 8 July
I have just returned from the badminton centre and this is what's in store. We hope to open for play on Saturday 8 July, but is subject to final inspection on Weds. Please call 604-231-0999 to confirm. If it's a go, times of operation are from 9am - 11 pm. I will post a confirmation after the inspection.
We're really pushing hard to have things completed and hopefully, we won't have to answer the oft asked question "When are you opening?" anymore. . For all those who have dropped by for a sneak peak or for a tryout session, thank you for all the feedback. I think generally, the centre has been received positively. For those on BC discussing the distance between courts, etc, let me assure no one was hurt during these trials (or close to being injured . Anyway we've done what we can to fit the courts within the dimension of the buidling and yet make them playable.
Coaching and camps will begin shortly after the opening. Please call the centre at the above number if you're interested or simply drop by. We are still building our website and there are many pics that need to be taken for it. The nuts and bolts are in place though.
To book a court, please call 604-231-0999 or once again, drop by. Please be patient as I'm sure there will be an initial rush. Herer's the summer playing schedule:
- drop-in 9am -12 noon $4.50/session. we have 5 courts reserved for drop-ins at first and will adjust according to demand
- rentals 12 noon - 11pm $16/hr.
Purchase a 12 x 1 hr session card for $168.00.
Works out to about $14/hr! Now, that's a great deal!
This special will run for 1 month and you have 6 months to use up your card from the day of purchase. I suggest for everyone to stock up
Well, we're rounding the final corner but there is still work to be done. We're trying to enjoy the process but come Saturday we hope you'll all drop by to help us feel better about it. Please introduce yourselves to us using your BC name (you can ask for me, madbad). Those who already know me, don't be smart asses!
Oh, nearly forgot–please park in the back. We have a parking lot there and that's where the main entrance is. Unfortunately, your car will be towed if you park in the front.
Till the next report
Last edited by madbad; 07-03-2006 at 09:38 PM.
07-03-2006, 09:45 PM #43
congratulations on the new club ..... any plans of opening one in New Jersey?
07-03-2006, 11:57 PM #44
great. sadly i wont be able to see what the drop-in is like until august(summer school and all). i'll be interested to hear about how the camps and coaching will work though. i'd like to see the coaching methods that are used, the times, the level of play, how to sort the people in the lessons, etc etc.
07-04-2006, 01:11 AM #45
Just want to make sure the "drop-in 9am -12 noon " as Mon to Sun? or??
Can't wait to see the place
Wish you guys can open the center sooner
07-07-2006, 12:23 AM #46
Originally Posted by JCCEE
07-07-2006, 12:26 AM #47
The latest news is that we have a second inspection scheduled for Fri am as a result of the initial Weds inspection. Naturally, the opening date will depend on the outcome. As things stand I suspect the chances of us opening on Saturday are slim. Please check again for further updates or call 604-231-0999. Thank you all for your patience.
07-07-2006, 12:36 AM #48
Tonight we had the VRC bunch and the Cambie Weds night lot drop by for a sneak peak & play. I hope you all had a good time and are positive about the facility. WinexWestCanada was here too (finally ). Spread the news! I thought the atmosphere was great and there was a great deal of interaction between everyone. Three of our coaches were present too to hand out a few "spankings". Thank God I was too tired to play against them.
Over the last 2 weeks we have had a ton of enquiries and we thank everyone for their interest. We hope to be able to accomodate you for the days/time slots you requested. Thanks again, everyone
07-07-2006, 12:37 AM #49
still looking forward to see how the camp and coaching is gonna be done.
07-07-2006, 12:53 AM #50
Originally Posted by wing-omega5-0
07-07-2006, 01:27 AM #51
Friday Morning@@ ..I would love to come ^^
What time What time~~?
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