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    Question Where to play? (Hong Kong) Central / Sheung Wan Area

    Does anyone know of any badminton venue in the Central or Sheung Wan area open on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday nights (or late evenings)?

    As I will be on Bonham Strand, I guess anywhere in the Soho district or the Commercial Centre or near the Macau Ferry Pier would be OK

    PS: Any badminton stores in this area?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldhand View Post
    Does anyone know of any badminton venue in the Central or Sheung Wan area open on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday nights (or late evenings)?

    As I will be on Bonham Strand, I guess anywhere in the Soho district or the Commercial Centre or near the Macau Ferry Pier would be OK

    PS: Any badminton stores in this area?
    I'm actually looking for places to play too since I will be living in HK Island when I head back to HK next week.

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    Not much luck, it seems

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    www.mybadmintonstore.com is located in Central, you can visit them.

    Other than that, you'll have to either go to Causeway Bay (Rose Sports, Lee's Badminton) or Mongkok (most shops are located there)

    Are you looking for courts only or you want to find people to play with?

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    My schedule is completely tight and 'official' but I've learnt how to diplomatically decline dinner meetings (so that I can slip off for some badminton).

    I'm looking for a group I can play with - not one packed with pros or ex-pros but one with players that didn't make it to the competitive circuit

    Early morning, late evening or night on Tue, Wed or Thur would be great.
    Early morning, late evening or night on Tue, Wed and Thur would be greater

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldhand View Post
    My schedule is completely tight and 'official' but I've learnt how to diplomatically decline dinner meetings (so that I can slip off for some badminton).

    I'm looking for a group I can play with - not one packed with pros or ex-pros but one with players that didn't make it to the competitive circuit

    Early morning, late evening or night on Tue, Wed or Thur would be great.
    Early morning, late evening or night on Tue, Wed and Thur would be greater
    I'm with oldhand on this one. I'm looking for people and places to play too since I might stay in HK for a bit to look for work. Any day of the week works for me since I'll have time.

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    If you guys can send me an email and let me know your arrival dates are and the duration of stay, I can probably arrange some games. : )

    daniel_cheuk@hotmail.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ar Dan View Post
    If you guys can send me an email and let me know your arrival dates are and the duration of stay, I can probably arrange some games. : )

    daniel_cheuk@hotmail.com

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    Sent you an email Dan

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    Can you guys let me know your arrival dates? Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ar Dan View Post
    If you guys can send me an email and let me know your arrival dates are and the duration of stay, I can probably arrange some games. : )

    daniel_cheuk@hotmail.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ar Dan View Post
    Can you guys let me know your arrival dates? Thanks!
    Oops, I should have checked this thread earlier

    Well, I've been here for a few days already and will leave late tomorrow.
    I did manage to grab a few great games... and I'm sure it would have been nice to have joined you too for a session.

    My apologies for not responding earlier.
    Um, I wonder if you are playing tonight...

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    Unfortunately, i don't get to play tonite.

    Maybe next time when you visit : )

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    I just joined this forum and I play in Hong Kong. I have a few nights booked this month on Mondays and Tuesday in Sheung Wan and I also play with a local group in East Hong Kong. I play with some very good players while I am just at a intermediate level. If there are some players interested in this month's games. Post here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrouchingTigger View Post
    I just joined this forum and I play in Hong Kong. I have a few nights booked this month on Mondays and Tuesday in Sheung Wan and I also play with a local group in East Hong Kong. I play with some very good players while I am just at a intermediate level. If there are some players interested in this month's games. Post here!
    Are these the courts on the 12th floor of the Municipal Services building in Sheung Wan? They have eight courts, four of which double up as a basketball court from time to time.

    If they are, I must relate this experience.

    The night I played there, two guest players walked in looking for a game. Like me, they were from abroad - one from Indonesia and one from England. They went around asking those playing on each court if they could join for the night.

    Sadly, I can't say I found the players in Hong Kong to be as gracious as those in, say, Seoul or Singapore or Jakarta or Kuala Lumpur. Not one of them agreed to allow these players to have a go.

    On my prodding, my host interceded for them with our group's captain but was brusquely brushed aside by the older man: "Why should we allow them to join? No need, no need. Ng Sai Lei Khoi."

    I will not attempt to translate that last phrase

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldhand View Post
    Are these the courts on the 12th floor of the Municipal Services building in Sheung Wan? They have eight courts, four of which double up as a basketball court from time to time.

    If they are, I must relate this experience.

    The night I played there, two guest players walked in looking for a game. Like me, they were from abroad - one from Indonesia and one from England. They went around asking those playing on each court if they could join for the night.

    Sadly, I can't say I found the players in Hong Kong to be as gracious as those in, say, Seoul or Singapore or Jakarta or Kuala Lumpur. Not one of them agreed to allow these players to have a go.

    On my prodding, my host interceded for them with our group's captain but was brusquely brushed aside by the older man: "Why should we allow them to join? No need, no need. Ng Sai Lei Khoi."

    I will not attempt to translate that last phrase
    Hahaha.... I can understand. Most HKers are not comfortable with strangers. Sheung Wan is a very hard venue to book - especially there where basketball and volley fights for the same courts. And you know, we have to book 30 days in advance at 7am so players are anxious and eager to play. Unless there are a no shows and not enough players, no one wants to give up their play time thus seems an unfriendly situation. For visitors, good luck finding a game if you don't know anyone! There are a few HK forums with games all week but a hassle to teach a visitor how to use them. I hope this forum will help.

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    I'm interested in playing in East HK too since I sometimes stay at Shau Kei Wan with my family. I'm intermediate and would defnitely love to play on a regular basis. Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryim_ View Post
    I'm interested in playing in East HK too since I sometimes stay at Shau Kei Wan with my family. I'm intermediate and would defnitely love to play on a regular basis. Thanks in advance.
    This small forum is friendly and plays regularly Fridays in Chaiwan or Quarrybay. You can join and register for games:

    http://discuz.ypbadminton.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrouchingTigger View Post
    This small forum is friendly and plays regularly Fridays in Chaiwan or Quarrybay. You can join and register for games:

    http://discuz.ypbadminton.com
    thank you. i will definitely look into that.

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