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04-29-2010, 12:17 AM #52
So the H.S. badminton open gym organizers looking at the higher prices of these clubs and breath a sign of relief. And we large-club goer would also breath a sign of relief, because otherwise, we'd have no place to play without waiting for a long long time.
Just look at the crowd during Summer or even Friday evenings, when H.S. players arrive in drives to some gym. While they seem to have lots of fun even when they're not playing (well, I guess they enjoy the socializing anyhow)... others would have to wait.
04-29-2010, 02:25 AM #53
04-29-2010, 02:36 AM #54
School kids get to play against more experienced outsiders
This is good if sessions are organised by the schools. The school kids get to play against more experienced outsiders (adult players).
However, sometimes schools hire out their halls to outsiders to organise sessions. And these outsiders do not welcome their school kids to play with them.
04-29-2010, 11:12 AM #55
I was surprised that the money made appeared to go to the school badminton team. It is a good idea that funds derived from one sport go directly to that sport (even if the pupils are not involved IMO) in the UK these ancilliary funds just go to the school and get lost in the admin & other "priorities"............
05-03-2010, 03:02 PM #56
I've run HS Gym for open badminton before.
As I remember it, the majority of the cost that required us to charge the visiting players were primarily due to insurance requirements of opening the said gym to public.
Depending on number of people, $3-4 was minimum per person that we needed to charge to safely come out even on insurance costs.
HS badminton teams can't fund-raise effectively via this method unless significantly raising the price.
I remember organizing an open tournament was enough to fund-raise for entire year even after all expenses.
Just my experience.
05-04-2010, 02:33 PM #57
Would be very nice if we can have 1 more photo of the inside when most of the work is done.
05-04-2010, 07:13 PM #58
05-04-2010, 07:42 PM #59
05-06-2010, 05:49 PM #60
The floor my knees like is Bintang, which is said to mat "suspended" on wood frames.
Do you know if the mat at CBA is laid on top of cement or wood floor?
05-08-2010, 03:23 PM #61
When is it opening? I can't wait to go try it out.
05-08-2010, 11:49 PM #62
my knees like bintang style floor best. padding + wood + mat.
05-09-2010, 12:02 AM #63
05-09-2010, 12:46 AM #64
Bintang started working on wooden based flooring with Bintang Sunnyvale. Campbell is the first one that has a good result. according to Phu, they improve it on every new location, so Dublin should be better than Campbell (is it? i haven't been there) and SSF should be better than Dublin.
05-09-2010, 03:35 PM #65
Floor in Doublin felt the same as Sunnyvale. Both are excellent for your knees. The ceiling is higher in Doublin so it's better.
05-15-2010, 06:30 AM #66
CBA invited me again to check out their progress. it looks like things are coming along quite nicely. they have all the floors done and they look very nice. I brought my kits and hit around for 30+mins in one of the court. the grip is excellent and the flooring didn't bother my knees. so it appears the floor pases my knee test.
the lighting is very bright and seems OK to the eye.
here is a latest pic. more will come when i have them processed.
05-15-2010, 12:35 PM #67
Excellent! It's 4:30 a.m. Kwun. I hope you had some good sleep this morning
05-15-2010, 12:48 PM #68
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