Converting tennis courts into badminton

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  1. Cheung

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    Had some interesting conversations about tennis courts recently

    1) just by looking a the court, you could fit four badminton courts on to the area of a tennis court
    2) the maximum number of people you could fit on the court area (assuming doubles games) would be 4 for tennis, 16 for badminton
    3) If the area was used as a gym, then it also can be used as a multipurpose facility e.g. basketball, volleyball. Tennis courts aren't so flexible in that way.
    4) If it rains, you can't play tennis....however, badminton is all year round


    So just thinking about, on an overall cost basis, although individual cost of badminton is more expensive (esp if you use feather shuttles), if you include the use of flexibility of land, the OVERALL efficiency and cost of badminton courts comes out better.
     
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    Cheung, by area alone, badminton is more efficient, you must also consider that badminton needs a roof, where as tennis doesn't. the cost of the covering is high depending on the construction, esp when badminton really needs at least 3 storeys worth of ceiling height. for whatever construction technique, a tennis court without the covering will always be cheaper use of land.

    we tried "backyard badminton" the other day, it just doesn't work, the slightest wind will blow the birdie feet away.
     
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    Funny, i've always played at a tennis/badminton facility. The main purpose to build the facility was tennis only (indoor, 6 tennis courts) as together with the outdoor courts, it was seen as a nice tennis place.
    Happily there was one smart guy who thought hey, we can do badminton courts as well. And that's how it went. On 3 of the indoor tennis courts, they made lines for 4 badminton courts, having 12 badminton courts in total.
    Badminton and tennis are the only 2 sports played there.
     
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    Nice!!! Where do I sign up? :D
     
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    Yeah it would be nice to convert some indoor tennis court to badminton courts. There are a lot of private tennis clubs around where I am and maybe I can suggest to the owners. 1 tennis court = 3 badminton courts, that's not a bad deal.
     

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