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04-17-2007, 09:25 AM #1
Beginner Badminton partner or club in osterley?
I have recently gotten into badminton, (i am a beginner). I go to the london badminton iniative, on saturdays, they have training for beginners and intermediates, its really good!!!
But i would like to play during the weekdays more locally in the osterley/ hounslow area... preferably during the day, but wont mind playing in the early evening. (i cant play at weekends)
I am seeking a female badminton partner, of the beginner /intermediate level, for singles matches...
Or i wouldnt mind playing mixed doubles.
I don't want to commute too much, so would prefer playing in the hounslow area..
I have tried joining the west hounslow club, but they require club standard players.
So thought I would try to find newbies in my local area to play with
The badminton courts so far i have found are:
Boston Manor : Elthorne Sports Centre (Hanwell)
£8.50 per hour.
Cranford Community sports complex.
Heston Community sports club (still have to find out if they actually have badminton courts).
And The Hounslow Dome (Hounslow Badminton centre.
Additionally, I have found out that Brentford Fountain Leisure Centre
have a Women's only Sessions for badminton, for 2 hours. for about £5.
10am - 12noon on THURSDAYS
Please contact me, if you are interested, or know of any badminton clubs in the hounslow/osterley/isleworth area, that cater for beginners.
Or do you know any badminton courts, within walking distance from osterley station?
Thanks! I will really appreciate your help and input!!
04-17-2007, 12:58 PM #2
hurrah! spending 2 days researching badminton courts around my area, has paid off.
found out, that heston community sports club, have badminton courts, and bonus, only 10mins walk from my house
and convinced my friend to come to my end to play with me, maybe even twice a week
so im really happy about that.
but if anyone is ever interested in getting together for a mixed doubles game, or any females out there wanting to play a singles game with me, let me know. but the courts are only available at either 6 or 7pm... and i am only availble @ weekdays...
04-28-2007, 02:09 PM #3
Hi well I live in hounslow and I do play at the dome on friday nights im still kind of a newbie but the dome has some of the older generation that play there who are quite good given their age.
There is also Whitton school where there are 2 hour sessions for the newbies on thursdays from 6-8pm then from 8-10.30/11 pm its for the intermediate/advanced players.
Wednesdays there is Brentford sports centre which has a badminton session from 8-10.30pm I think. I can't remember for the life of me but its pretty expensive.
Should come to the dome or whitton I suppose because its where you can gain the most amount of practice and eventually get better.
04-28-2007, 03:05 PM #4
Thanks Sleepysamurai! Really really appreciate the message and all the information you have given me!! Very kind of you
yeh i have heard of brentford, its not far from me actually, so its ideal for me ...so yeh i will definately head down there one day,
i was planning on going down there on a weds, when i dont already have a game organised with my friend..we usually play on weds...
its not expensive actually, i called the other day, its like £5 for the two hours, and there's coaching too.
not heard about the whitton school , think that might be abit far for me..
but thanks alot for all the information!!
i go to the london badminton iniative every saturday. its really good
its aimed at newbies..coaching for 1 hour and half and then friendly games afterwards
04-28-2007, 03:15 PM #5
Hi sleepysamurai I live in the southeast of london and would like to try the dome once, I heard someone say that the dome was really dark there and it is hard to play. Is it true that you have to bring your own flash lights?
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