Results 1 to 17 of 25
Thread: queens new york
08-07-2006, 08:27 PM #1
queens new york
hi im new at this forum, and im a teenager
i was wondering if anyone here knows great places to play in queens.
and is open on both weekdays and weekends, with at least a few indonesian players and teenagers
ive always wanted to play in lost batallion but couldnt find the address over the internet.
so if anyone is willing to post any places it would be very much appreciated.
08-08-2006, 01:00 PM #2Originally Posted by giant_q_tip
Other places to play in Queesn:
1. www.friendlybadminton.com (Jamaica HS): however, they just had their last session last sat. Will re-open by late sept. i believe.
2. www.queensbadminton.com (John Bowne HS): 2 more sessions on Tues (6:30-10:30), and almost all Sat (3:30-7:30pm).
08-08-2006, 02:02 PM #3Originally Posted by LazyBuddy
i play at Jamaica HS, but its closed for 2 months i think
i might try john bowne, i know a few people who goes there after playing at JHS on saturday
08-09-2006, 07:49 AM #4Originally Posted by giant_q_tip
For John Bowne HS (NYCB queens), they open most of the saturdays (3:30-7:30pm), and I think only 1 Tues session left for the summer.
08-09-2006, 01:38 PM #5
alright, ill visit lost battallion
thanks for the info
youve been very helpful
08-11-2006, 12:47 PM #6
sorry for double post, but i just called them and they said that the minimum age is 16.
is it true?
and why is that?
08-12-2006, 01:19 AM #7Originally Posted by giant_q_tip
Sorry, I have no information regarding to age limit. So, I am afraid that i can't confirm this one.
08-20-2006, 02:41 PM #8Originally Posted by LazyBuddy
08-20-2006, 10:30 PM #9
sorry again for double post if its not allowed
but how is the crowd there?
how many courts?
(if the number of courts are slim) do people argue about other's playing time?
how much is the fee?
i went to John Bown Flushing but its way to far and its $8 worth of metro card
08-21-2006, 10:54 AM #10
I only been to LostBatalion once, I remember it's really close to (1st building cross the street) to a Burger King. The front entrance is on Queens Blvd, I believe. Myself never played there before, but I know they have a lot of good players playing there. The official court number is 2, i think, but I heard sometimes, they got permission to "tape" more courts. Last time I went (during a local tournament), they can make 5 decent court easily. I did heard some bad story about this place regarding to ppl fighting for playing time. That usually happens on weekdays. Heard that Sat is not bad.
Regarding to the age limit, I guess that you have to accept their policy. If they let you (or any under aged player to get in), they might get into trouble. This is a government operated rec center, and they have to follow the rules. Well, it's just another 1 month waiting for you, i guess.
Where do you live? I assume fairly close to Rego park area? Then, why you need $8 for metro card to Flushing? I know the bus (#88?) might be a bit limited during weekend, but still...
08-21-2006, 05:33 PM #11
i live across queens blvd, near forest hills
you know where the midway theater is? im right across from there
well i take the subway to roosevelt pt, and take the bus, and same method to go back
08-22-2006, 08:21 AM #12Originally Posted by giant_q_tip
Guess Lostbatalion will be the better choice for you, consider the travel. Just 1 more month, I think.
08-25-2006, 05:53 PM #13
hey, I'm newbie here too.
Thanks for the information Lazy!
By the way, is there a lot of players in JB HS??
08-25-2006, 10:56 PM #14Originally Posted by -hase-
Please check www.queensbadminton.com for more detail and updated schedule.
08-30-2006, 01:35 PM #15Since it's drop in, the # of ppl could vary from time to time. Usually, they have about around 40 players for 5 courts (#6 is used from training only). If you show up on time, I think 4 hrs can allow you play quite a few decent games.
09-06-2006, 10:00 PM #16
well i was allowed to play there because of my height.
im telling you its great there, i play on the beginner's area because of my age, and there are two really old european men who are extremly serious about the sport, and they are teaching me the techniques etc as we play.
ive won numerous games, but if i lose i lose badly
and the best part is that its FREE, well for me at least
the people there also analyzed my racket to tell me if it suits me well.
i also saw my coach from Jamaica High School there yesterday.
awesome stuff, im bringing a friend of mine on Friday who have to register first, i told him about the programs they offer and he is interested in Boxing the most, but im sure he will be interested in badminton as he likes fast paced sports.
well Thanks Lazybuddy for the help
09-06-2006, 11:53 PM #17
Glad that things work out for you. Enjoy the club and the wonderful sport. Maybe one day, I will stop by Jamaica HS or LostBattlion to visit your guys.
By shreky in forum USA EastReplies: 6: 08-13-2010, 11:10 PM
By mannychohan in forum USA EastReplies: 3: 12-23-2008, 12:48 AM
By Stone66 in forum USA EastReplies: 2: 10-22-2008, 02:16 PM
By magnumxcalibur in forum USA EastReplies: 3: 01-10-2008, 08:18 AM
By Angelou in forum Badminton Tournament Video SharingReplies: 5: 01-25-2007, 08:59 PM