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    Default Looking for badminton players in Edmonton

    Hey Everyone:

    I'm a new University of Alberta grad student who recently moved to Edmonton. I'm looking for some intermediate badminton players to play badminton with. If anyone is interested, please msg me or post to this thread.

    I would love to meet new people and play some badminton

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    I know that the U of A has drop-in badminton sessions at the Education Gym/Pavillion everyday, so if anyone is interested in hitting some birds around, give me a shout. I play intermediate/advanced.

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    Hey BCSurfer!

    How is Alberta treating you so far? Hehehe... but as for badminton, if you're looking for decent games, you want to try and go to E-19 (it's a dance studio) during Friday evenings and Sunday mornings/afternoons. There's usually a lot of people (so more waiting...) during those times with a huge variation of levels, so I bet you'll be able to find something appropriate.

    There is also a badminton club at U of A which runs Friday evenings at the Education Gym. Lots of people there as well, with a good range of players. I believe there is a fee for the club, but it's pretty cheap and they supply plastic shuttles.

    I haven't been to these two places in a while though and just hear of how busy they through friends who still go there. I currently play/train at Kinsmen Sports Center with some other people a few times a week.

    Pavilion is generally not a great place to play. The floors aren't like the gym floors and the lighting there is terrible. Also, usually beginners place at pavilion, but it could be a good time to get some court time as it's usually not as busy.

    If there's anything else, let me know!

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    the floor in pavillion are concrete with a thin 3mm rubber surface layed overtop. so if you have bad knees, or are worried about your knees, i'd recommend you keep the airtime to a minimum.

    the lights and floor though overall isn't that bad. me and a couple others figured that training there is good. if you can get used to playing with the ultra bright and spotty lighting, and constantly changing ventilation currents, and play well in pavillion, you should be able to play well anywhere...

    it gets some getting used to, but it isn't too much of a problem after a while.

    i know its early in the term, but generally when do you think you'll find yourself there?

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    Thank for the info! Well I'm pretty much open to whenever people want to play. So if you're up for some play time, just pick a date and place. I'm going to join the U of A badminton club. I believe it starts this Friday at the Education gym? Will you be joining that club?


    Quote Originally Posted by chickenpoodle View Post
    the floor in pavillion are concrete with a thin 3mm rubber surface layed overtop. so if you have bad knees, or are worried about your knees, i'd recommend you keep the airtime to a minimum.

    the lights and floor though overall isn't that bad. me and a couple others figured that training there is good. if you can get used to playing with the ultra bright and spotty lighting, and constantly changing ventilation currents, and play well in pavillion, you should be able to play well anywhere...

    it gets some getting used to, but it isn't too much of a problem after a while.

    i know its early in the term, but generally when do you think you'll find yourself there?

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    Hey BCSurfer:

    Welcome to the UA Badminton Rec Club!

    It starts at 7 PM and ends at 10 PM.

    You'll know where you fit in. If there's more than 12 people waiting, then it's one game to 15 (old rules) or 21 (new rules). Most play the old rules because we want to be on the court longer

    The matriarch of the club is Jean Mah (and just last year, the long-serving out-going president).

    There's a few people from BC in our club (who are here for employment or education).

    Hope to see you there.

    MG27 (Murphy)

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    Thanks Murphy! I'm looking forward to it. See you then.

    Quote Originally Posted by mg27 View Post
    Hey BCSurfer:

    Welcome to the UA Badminton Rec Club!

    It starts at 7 PM and ends at 10 PM.

    You'll know where you fit in. If there's more than 12 people waiting, then it's one game to 15 (old rules) or 21 (new rules). Most play the old rules because we want to be on the court longer

    The matriarch of the club is Jean Mah (and just last year, the long-serving out-going president).

    There's a few people from BC in our club (who are here for employment or education).

    Hope to see you there.

    MG27 (Murphy)

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    Quote Originally Posted by BCSurfer View Post
    Thank for the info! Well I'm pretty much open to whenever people want to play. So if you're up for some play time, just pick a date and place. I'm going to join the U of A badminton club. I believe it starts this Friday at the Education gym? Will you be joining that club?
    naw, i drop in every now and then, but i generally prefer e19 in the evenings. overall, it'll be just as busy in both places. i know a few people at the ed gym club, but i know everyone at e19. and its free, to boot. us poor students are stingy. atleast i am.

    yeah, i think it starts this friday however.

    what times are you available to hit around?

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    Default badminton in edmonton

    Hi
    I am new in the city and looking for playing badminton. Most of the clubs are already full for the season. Where can I play now?
    For U of A, do I need to be a student or not?
    Any other places where the membership could be open?

    rgds

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    Unhappy looking to play badminton

    Hi,

    Looking to find somebody I can play badminton with. I haven't touched a badminton racquet for a loooong time! I used to play it a lot then I got too busy and so Id like to get back doing what I love to do! BADMINTON!!!

    I'm in between beginner and intermidiate level. Didn't have any formal training but I know I can play good. Hit me up if you're interested.

    zethmon1810@hotmail.com
    (780) 298 0888

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    When will E19 be held during the upcoming fall season for 2009? What days and time does the E19 play? I will either join E19 or the badminton club. Anyone know when the badminton club will start regitering for the fall 2009?

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    I am new here and living in Millwoods area.I want to play badminton if anyone know any place ,please do let me know.
    Thanking u in advance

    Ashraf

    Quote Originally Posted by mg27 View Post
    Hey BCSurfer:

    Welcome to the UA Badminton Rec Club!

    It starts at 7 PM and ends at 10 PM.

    You'll know where you fit in. If there's more than 12 people waiting, then it's one game to 15 (old rules) or 21 (new rules). Most play the old rules because we want to be on the court longer

    The matriarch of the club is Jean Mah (and just last year, the long-serving out-going president).

    There's a few people from BC in our club (who are here for employment or education).

    Hope to see you there.

    MG27 (Murphy)

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    Here's a link that you may want to try and look for a club that's closest to you:

    http://www.edba.ab.ca/

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    Hey I'm a U of A student too!!! I'm in first year.. I'm a beginner in badminton.. For the badminton club at U of A is it drop in and are there beginners??

    Ps: if anyone in U of A is interested in finding a badminton partner and don't mind them being a noobie or is a beginner feel free to contact me =D

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    hey! i play at university all the time....well mostly weekdays from 11-2 in pavillion

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    Is the gym open like the whole day or is it specific hours??

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    it depends....you can check on campus rec website
    www.campusrec.ualberta.ca

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