09-15-2007, 11:12 PM #35
here are a couple from nycbadminton.com where i play. as usual many lines as well cuz it is a high school gym.
the first one is with the coach (back against the camera with blue IBC shirt).
the second one is regular practice (6 courts).
now you know why i drool at the badminton gyms in cali ....
09-16-2007, 02:17 AM #36
the courts are very close, and i don't like the area filled with grey color.
09-16-2007, 02:19 AM #37
shreky, any other gym photo apart from school?
Last edited by AChan; 09-16-2007 at 02:22 AM.
09-16-2007, 03:05 PM #38
09-16-2007, 04:16 PM #39
That's Master LB with a a pretty chick as partner !
09-16-2007, 08:26 PM #40
09-16-2007, 08:28 PM #41
09-16-2007, 11:29 PM #42
09-16-2007, 11:59 PM #43
WOW. i really envy you guys for playing in such magnificent courts.
it's mostly wooden or tiled floorings that i play in singapore. Courts in Singapore can be divided into some categories.
Community Centres (CCs by People's Association),
Sports Halls (owned by singapore sports council) and
SAFRA (Singapore Armed Forces Reservists' Association, but you can actually sign up to be a member even if you're not in SAF)
Some players also train in Singapore Badminton Hall.
Usually, CCs look the worst, have least courts(usually multi purpose) and have tiled/wooden floorings. Sports halls are usually wooden floored, have more courts. Safra mostly have pretty good looking courts with non-slip floors. Problems of wind might be present in Singapore badminton hall and large sports hall. CCs usually doesn't have this problem but it's really poorly ventilated.
These are pics...not taken by me.(would be great if u guys share some real pics taken by yourselves.
http://www.ssc.gov.sg/publish/etc/me...portsHalls.pdf sports halls
09-18-2007, 07:29 AM #44
I've posted some of this gym elsewhere but this is the main gym in my city. It is only for badminton and has 10 courts. Several similar facilities have sprouted up all over the country, some with only 6 courts, others with 12 (Seoul and Cheongju) and even 16 (Jeonju).
09-18-2007, 07:35 AM #45
There are only two places in town with mats. One is Kyunghee University, from which Han Sang-hoon graduated last winter. There are six courts there, one with extra mats. The other is Samsung, where Han, Lee YD, Jung JS, Park TS, etc. all play now. It is a wooden floor and even for a national high school tournament only one of the 7 courts is matted (you can barely see the corner of it in this photo). Both facilities have clubs of recreational players who play there every other evening.
Last edited by event; 09-18-2007 at 07:42 AM.
09-18-2007, 07:39 AM #46
The first is where I used to play. Very old. Built before '88 Olympics as a practice gym for handball. You can just see the bottom of the peaked roof. The centre of the peak is barely high enough to allow a decent end-to-end clear. Lifts and underhand serves regularly hit the roof. It is also as cold as the dickens.
The second is a local school to which the city's biggest club later moved. Also six courts in a row and slightly better insulated but the floor was like an ice rink. I only played there once.
Last edited by event; 09-18-2007 at 07:41 AM.
09-18-2007, 07:44 AM #47
09-18-2007, 07:47 AM #48
Nearest where I live, we have two badminton tents. They have 5 courts each but the walls are thin and the half-pipe-shaped roof is nylon. They both used to have dirt floors but one of them (last 3 photos) recently got a concrete floor with a urethane covering that is great for traction but there is so much traction that between that and the no-give concrete underneath, everyone is complaining of sore knees.
09-18-2007, 07:52 AM #49
09-18-2007, 08:07 PM #50
hi event. is badminton popular in korea? is it the #1 sport in the country? i'm not sure how it compares with soccer. just curios.
09-18-2007, 11:24 PM #51
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