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    Hi all,

    Does anyone know of any places in the Seattle area where there's a badminton club? Hard to judge exclusively from websites, when you're coming from Denmark, and dont know much about badminton in the US.

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    if you are close to the university of washington, you can go and play at the ima sport facilities, people outside the university can play here for a realtively cheap entrance fee. Problem is that there people come and play with their mates or friends, no club is training there but if you can find a partner this could be a good place to go.

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    I would suggest the Bellevue Badminton club. You could also check out the website for the Northwest Badminton Association. Good luck!

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    Hey,

    You get to drop by Vancouver!!! Come to VRC, www.vrc.bc.ca We love to have you to torture us all night .

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    Thx for the replies so far.

    I am mostly looking for a club with some sort of training, seeing as I dont really know anyone in advance.
    I did take a look at the Bellevue Badminton Club, it looks good.

    Pete, Vancouver is a bit of a drive just to swing a racquet, and besides I've hardly played for the past year due to injury, so you might be disappointed....
    However, I do have some family in the Vancouver area, so perhaps I could come to play there while visiting family. Could be nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Runner23

    Pete, Vancouver is a bit of a drive just to swing a racquet,
    Sorry to be off topic. But hey, a bit drive is never too far. My "swing" was more than 3,000 miles.

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    He he! Don't forget the gas factor going to and from Canada.

    I do go back to Richmond myself, but that's almost every two to three weeks.

    I mainly play at the UW IMA every Fridays as the regulars come and play.

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    We shall await for your reply and possible arrival in Vancouver. We will be on our knees and kowtai to an ex pro when you arrive at our club's doorstep .

    Quote Originally Posted by Runner23
    Thx for the replies so far.

    I am mostly looking for a club with some sort of training, seeing as I dont really know anyone in advance.
    I did take a look at the Bellevue Badminton Club, it looks good.

    Pete, Vancouver is a bit of a drive just to swing a racquet, and besides I've hardly played for the past year due to injury, so you might be disappointed....
    However, I do have some family in the Vancouver area, so perhaps I could come to play there while visiting family. Could be nice.

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    There're a group of players (at least used to) train/drill at UW IMA regularly.
    There's one very strong player from Denmark plays there also, don't think
    he plays a lot or is he still there.

    Yes, Bellevue Badminton Club is the only full time badminton facility
    in Seattle area. You should consider join the club if you play more than twice
    a week, since the drop-in fee is not cheap.

    If you can find players to train with you, Highline will be a good place
    to train. There're 8 courts, it's no longer crowded and you pay like $25
    for 9 months, the organizer Steve will set up matches for you if you ask.
    It's closed during summer.

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    Clinton,

    Are you referring to the Denmark person who is the visiting scholar? If it is him, he's no longer at the UW because he was only there for the Spring quarter.

    Brooke (I think that's how it's spelled) was also at the IMA but she is now teacher with the Bellevue club as we know. I'm surprised her husband finally showed up at the IMA once again two weeks ago because I have not seen him there since the Spring quarter ended – probably too busy with his classes.

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    Matt,

    Possibly, my friend told me about this Danish guy (who was in the
    same club and practiced with Peter Gade ?) and was hoping he
    would sign up for the WA Open tournament last year.

    Yup, Brooke is busy coaching at BBC and her husband is probably
    busy studying and attending conferences.

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    hi everyone. new here! also new in everett, north of seattle? were do you think is the best place for me to play. is there like a 15min drive from everett to the place or i really have to go ll the way to seattle? help please. i really miss playing badminton! thanks!

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    Does not seem like their is any. You might have to come to Seattle. You could join us Huskies!

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    Default The closest place to play near Everett is..

    Quote Originally Posted by johnnybabyboy
    hi everyone. new here! also new in everett, north of seattle? were do you think is the best place for me to play. is there like a 15min drive from everett to the place or i really have to go ll the way to seattle? help please. i really miss playing badminton! thanks!
    ..i'm not from Washington state, but i believe Bellevue is the closest to Everett, which is abt 30 miles or roughly 30-40 min. drive south of Everett.
    Or you can visit this site for more info : http://www.usabadminton.org/ Click on Where to Play link on the left column and navigate yourself..
    I'll try to find out more info, on the Washington area, later today..

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    Bellevue is further away than Everett, which would make Seattle closer.

    Also the link you provided is different than the one I have but not sure if this link is accurate anymore.

    http://northwestbadminton.org/washington.php

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    Default Ah, that's the link..

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt
    Bellevue is further away than Everett, which would make Seattle closer.

    Also the link you provided is different than the one I have but not sure if this link is accurate anymore.

    http://northwestbadminton.org/washington.php

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    ..thanks for finally providing that, Matt...Sorry, i'm away from my comp. @ home, so i don't have the link..
    Yah, Seattle is probably closer than Bellevue(i thought Seattle is a bit further south from Bellevue), and more like the "hot-bed of badminton" in Washington state; although upon checking quickly, both Bellevue and Seattle are abt the same, distance-wise and time-wise from Everett.
    Abt the website, yah, i think that's the same one that i have also. Whether it's the most up-to-date info, well, looking at the yr at the bottom of the webpage, it still says 2005. Sooo, take it for what it's worth...
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    It's similar, depending on what highway route(s) you take. Bellevue is like approx 10-20 minutes east of Seattle.

    Depending on the highway (once you factor in rush hour traffic), getting to either Bellevue or Seattle would be difficult.

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