Where to Play

Boston MA/NH Area

For this area a great list

http://www.wolfberg.net/badminton/bostonarea/ is maintained by Mike Wolfberg.

Please send him feedback if you know of clubs that are in this area and not on his list. The following is a copy of Mike’s list as of April, 2011.
By city, town, or school:


• Acton
• Arlington
• Carlisle, MA
• Concord, NH – year round
• UNH, Durham, NH – year round
• Duxbury
• Harvard Univ., Cambridge
• Hamilton
• Malden – year round except August
• Marblehead – year round
• Marlboro
• Nashua, NH – year round
• Needham
• New London, NH – year round
• Quincy – year round
• Scituate
• Sudbury
• Waltham – year round
• Westford
• Whitman/Hanson
• Winchester

By day of week:
Sunday
• Harvard Univ., Cambridge
• Duxbury
• Concord, NH – year round, intermediate or better players only
• Marblehead – year round, coaching available
• Nashua, NH – year round
• Whitman/HansonMonday
• Arlington
• Marlboro
• Nashua, NH – year round
• Needham
• New London, NH – year round
Tuesday
• Harvard Univ., Cambridge
• Hamilton
• Nashua, NH – year round
• Sudbury
• Westford
• Winchester
Wednesday
• Carlisle, MA
• Concord, NH – year round
• Marblehead – year round
• Marlboro
• Quincy – year round
• Scituate
Thursday
• Arlington
• Harvard Univ., Cambridge
• Hamilton
• Nashua, NH – year round
• Westford
• Whitman/Hanson
Friday
• Acton
• UNH, Durham, NH – year round
• Harvard Univ., Cambridge
• Malden – year round except August
• Nashua, NH – year round
• New London, NH
Saturday
• Harvard Univ., Cambridge
• Nashua, NH – year round
• Waltham – year round
These are the private clubs in the area:
• Boston Badminton, Westborough, MA
• Gut ‘N Feathers Club, Marblehead, MA
• Maugus Club, Wellesley, MA
• HealthPoint Fitness Center, Waltham, MA
These are some of the closed clubs (i.e., not open to the public) in the area:
• Boston University Badminton Club
• M.I.T., Cambridge
• Northeastern University Badminton Club
—1. Lock Haven Badminton Club (founded 1994)
• Type: Public League (Lock Haven YMCA)
• Days/Times:
Tuesdays: Open League Night at the Flemington First Church of Christ (using all 3 courts)
714 Canal Street, Mill Hall, PA 17751
from 6:00 — 8:30PM
Wednesdays: Open Play Night to the Public at the Flemington First Church of Christ (using 2 of the 3 courts) $3.00 nightly fee
714 Canal Street, Mill Hall, PA 17751
from 6:00 — 8:30PM
Wednesdays: Women’s League Night at the Flemington First Church of Christ (using 1 of the 3 courts)
714 Canal Street, Mill Hall, PA 17751
from 6:00 — 8:30PM
• Contact: Rodney Shaffer 570-748-9486
• EMail: rshaffer32@comcast.net
2. Mansfield University Badminton Club
• Type: University
• Days/Times: Monday: 3-5 PM @ Kelchner Fitness Center
• Address: 105 Grant Science Center, Mansfield University, Mansfield, PA 16933
• Fees: Fitness Center fee $5 per visit
• Contact: Dr Shaker Ramasamy 507-662-4543
• Email: ramasamy@mansfield.edu
3. Penn State University Badminton Club
• Type: Public
• Days/Times: Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday (6.45 p.m to 9.45 p.m)
• Address: 126 White Building, Shortlidge Road, University Park, State College, PA 16802
• Fees: $30 for PSU Students, $40 for everyone else per semester
• Website: http://www.clubs.psu.edu/up/badminton/
• Contact: Li-Hui Zhang, President, lqz5053@psu.edu
• Additional Requirements: Participation agreements and mandatory health insurance copy
4. Pittsburgh Badminton Club
• Type: Public
• Days/Times: Wednesday 8 – 10 pm, and Sunday: 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
• Address: One Racquet Lane, Monroeville, PA 15146 Club phone # is 412.856.3930
• Fees: Club members no fee, Non-Members $4 per hour or $8 for 2 hour session
• Website: www.theclubmonroeville.com
• Phone: 412-848-4065 (Anu Chopra) and e-mail is chopra@ppg.com for primary contact

DC and Baltimore Area
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Here is a good list of clubs in the DC and Baltimore area: http://www.astro.umd.edu/~teuben/badminton/localplay.html

New Jersey

International Badminton Center
3775 Park Ave., Edison, NJ 08820 MAP
Open 7 Days – www.ibcusa.org
e-mail: info@ibcusa.org
Tel: 917-626-8946
NJ Badminton Club
Montville, NJ 
http://njbadminton.com/

New York City Metro

Brooklyn Badminton
http://www.brooklynbadminton.com/
John Dewey High School – 50 Ave X, Brooklyn NY 11223
Contact: Sunny Liang
Phone: (646) 250-8195
E-mail: sunnyliang112@gmail.com
Friendly Badminton Club
http://friendlybadminton.com/
Contact: Kim Fung Tong
Phone: (718) 406-1730
Email: Kimfungt@gmail.com
Contact: Hendra Djaafar
Phone: (347) 728-9738
College Point Badminton Club
20-24 119th Street, College Point, NY 11356
Contact: Mike Foo
Phone: 347-688-0650
E-mail: manager@cpbadmintonclub.com
New York City Badminton
New York Badminton Center
132 – 63 34th Avenue, Flushing, NY 11354
http://newyorkcitybadminton.com/
Contact: Veronica Wu
Phone: ( 646 ) 271 3228, Fax: ( 888 ) 860 5766
E-mail: info@nycbadminton.com

Pennsylvania – Phila Area:
Monday Night:

Smashville, Pottstown, PA 6:45pm – 9ish
MainLine BC, 7:30-9:30pm – fee $10. Night Bryn Mawr College Grad School of Social Work

Tuesday Night  

7-10pm – Fee – $10. Kimberton Waldorf School (Sept – May) contact: Mark Pizzi – Feather shuttles provided

Smashville, Pottstown, PA 6:45pm – 9ish

Wednesday Night

8pm – Bryn Athyn Adrian Smith – http://brynathynbadmintonclub.blogspot.com/

Smashville, Pottstown, PA 6:45pm – 9ish

• Thursday Night MainLine BC, 8-10pm – fee $8. Night Bryn Mawr College Grad School of Social Work  • Thursday eves 7-9pm at Westend Racquet Swim & Fitness, 4636 Crackersport Rd, Allentown, PA 18104 welcomes competitive players from Lehigh Valley (610) 395-3337Fees – $10 for club and $2 for shuttles.

Smashville, Pottstown, PA 6:45pm – 9ish

Friday nIght

Friday Night – Wilmington, DE* Baltz School Friday – North Penn YMCA Lansdale badminton also played on most other days of the week. David Lee Saturday Montgomery County Community College

Phoenixville YMCA

Smashville, Pottstown, PA 6:45pm – 9ish

Saturday

Phoenixville CIvic Center 9:30-11:30am

Smashville, Pottstown, PA

Sunday   •
• Saturday 10:30am- 12:30pm Free for kids – Adults 5. play and coaching at Phoenixville Civic Center, 123 Main St. Call Dolores Winston to register 610-933-7728
• Sunday Afternoon 5pm – 8pm – Phoenixville YMCA Eric Miller YMCA blackout dates: tba Kids: 5-6, Adults 6-8pm
• Sunday morning 10am – 12 noon at Westend Racquet Swim & Fitness, 4636 Crackersport Rd, Allentown, PA 18104 (610) 395-3337. Fees – $10 for club and $2 for shuttles.

Sunday Evening – Kimberton and Smashville
• For additional information on clubs in the Philadelphia area beyond the information above, a good contact is Adrian Smith, AdrianSmith1951@verizon.net

Upstate New York

Club Name: Rally Niagara Badminton
Type: Public
Day/Time of Play: Sunday o 1:45 PM to 3:15 PM (Youth Badminton) o 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM (Open Badminton)
Address: 875 Eggert Drive, North Tonawanda, NY 14120
Fees: Session fee or pay to play.
Website: www.rallyniagarabadminton.com
Phone: 716-381-4571

Club Name: Town of Amherst Badminton Program
Type: Public
Days/Times: Tuesday and Thursdays 9/29/11-11/17/11 6:30-8:30
Fees: Town of Amherst residents: $20 Non-residents: $45
Place: Clearfield Recreation Center, 730 Hopkins Rd, Williamsville NY 14221
Phone: 716-631-7132

Club Name: University of Rochester Badminton Club
Type: Private (must purchase R Club membership to join the University Club). Public (can play outside of scheduled club time with a guest pass)
Days/Times: Club – Tue 6-8 PM, Sat 5-7 PM; Public – anytime courts are not in use
Fees: Guest pass $3 with a student, $5 with an R Club member
Address: University of Rochester, Goergen Athletic Center, Rochester NY 14627
Phone: 585-275-9465
Website: sa.rochester.edu/badminton

Club Name: SUNY Cortland Badminton Club
Type: Private (open to students, faculty and community)  *For community, must purchase Club Recreation Membership)
Days/Times:  Club – Monday and Tuesday 7:00-8:30pm; Public – Mon-Fri 3:00-11:00pm, Sat noon-6:00pm, Sun noon-11:00pm.
Fees: Club – $20/year Public – $185/year (gives access to fitness programs as well pool/gym/fitness center)
Address: SUNY Cortland, Park Center, Cortland NY 13045
Phone: 607-753-5585
Website: www.cortlandbadminton.com


The badminton playing venues in the South East corner of Virginia are as follows:
Kempsville Recreation Center, Virginia Beach
Tuesday 7pm – 9:15pm
Thursday 8pm – 9:15pm
Saturday 10:30am – 1pm
Sunday 2pm – 4:45pm
Three courts, all abilities (children welcome at the weekend)
Tel: 757 474 8492
Princess Ann Recreation Center, Virginia Beach
Saturday 9am – 12 noon
Three courts, the highest standard of courts and play in our region
Tel: 757 426 0022
Great Neck Recreation Center
Friday 6:30pm – 8:15pm (sometimes later)
Three courts. Check it’s open before turning up! All Virginia Beach playing venues are free to Virginia Beach Recreation Center Members and any visitors for a $7 fee or $50 for a 10-visit “fun pass” ($30 for children).
Also, from mid-October to mid-June (when the school is open)
Warwick High School, Newport News
Mondays & Thursdays 6:30pm – 9pm
Good range of playing standards. All welcome, No fee. Badminton instruction classes are held at this venue most Mondays from 6:30pm to 7:30pm (open play then continues from 7:30pm to 9pm).