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Saturn @ My house by PB Sport

By SARUN SAELEE

Saturn was founded in 2006 to gather badminton enthusiasts living in the Pinklao area of Bangkok. In addition to local players, the club is widely promoted among the international badminton community like the BadmintonCentral.com forum. So, foreign visitors, particularly from Europe, China, Indonesia, Singapore and Hong Kong, are usually seen showing off their badminton techniques and unique styles at the club. 

The Saturn club is currently managed by K’Golf. The club organizes games every Saturday starting from 8 p.m. The club size should be relatively large, because the number of players reached as much as 107 people in the past. Skills of the club members range from beginner to advanced level.

Saturn is a good example of boundless badminton where everyone, regardless of nationality and language, can come, play and enjoy making friends at the club.

Credit: Ibabad on Facebook

Where to play: My house By PB Sport

Address: 57 Borommaratchachonnani Rd., Taling Chan, Bangkok 10170

Time to play: Every Saturday from 8 p.m. onwards

Club size: Large

Player levels: Beginner to Advanced

Court available: n/a

Shuttlecock: RSL Silver Feather

Game fee: THB70 plus THB15 per shuttlecock

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Posted by on 31/01/2016 in Badminton in Thailand

 

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Poong Klang Badminton Team @ Mama Badminton Club

By SARUN SAELEE

Poong Klang is the very first badminton team that has been recommended for those who live in the Pinklao area of Bangkok. The location is very convenient around 500 meters from the CentralPlaza Pinklao shopping mall.

The Poong Klang team is currently managed by K’O. The team organizes games every Thursday from 8 p.m to 12 midnight. Each session normally has 20-30 people playing on three courts. They are 20-50 years old with skills ranging from beginner to upper-intermediate levels.

The team provides friendly and warm atmosphere. All walk-in players are welcome to join.

Credit: Ibabad on Facebook

Where to play: Mama Badminton Club

Address: 99/108 Soi Borommaratchachonnani 17, Borommaratchachonnani Rd., Bangkok Noi, Bangkok 10700

Time to play: Every Thursday from 8 p.m. to 12 midnight

Club size: Medium

Player levels: Beginner to Upper-Intermediate

Courts available: 3

Shuttlecock: RSL Silver Feather

Game fee: THB70 plus THB15 per shuttlecock

 
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Posted by on 29/01/2016 in Badminton in Thailand

 

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Sad Kra Jai! @ Sathupradit 57

By SARUN SAELEE

We are Sad Kra Jai!

Sad Kra Jai! members gather for a team battle against Sunday Hey-Ha on May 3, 2014. Photo: Sad Kra Jai! Team

 

“Play till you drop” can be applied to this team at Sathupradit 57 Badminton Court in Bangkok. Although they spend only two days a week, their four-hour session will certainly let you soak in sweat. If four hours still cannot satisfy their club members, they usually continue their games until 2 a.m. of the next day. Each session normally has 30-40 people with a wide range of badminton skills. The team is open for walk-in players.

 

Where to play: Sathupradit 57 Badminton Court552695_496321360386328_824490707_n

Address: 951/1, Soi Pricha 1 (Sathupradit 57), Sathupradit Road, Yannawa, Bangkok, 10120

Time to play: Every Wednesday and Friday from 8 p.m.

Club size: Large (30-50 people)

Player levels: Beginner to Upper-intermediate

Courts available: n/a

Shuttlecock: RSL Silver Feather

Game fee: THB 130-200

 

 

 
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Posted by on 31/03/2014 in Badminton in Thailand

 

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Speed @ Tito

BY SARUN SAELEE

Tito Badminton

Speed Club is one of the two biggest badminton groups (The other is Jeng-Jing Group) at Tito Badminton Court on Thonburi or the west side of the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok. The club normally has 30-40 people joining each session on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. However, they usually extend their game schedule until midnight to fulfill the needs of its members. Casual visitors who love to travel and challenge people outside their home base are welcome, no matter how good you are at badminton.

Where to play: Tito Badminton Court (10 minutes walk from BTS Krung Thonburi station)

Address: Soi Charoen Nakorn 14, Charoen Nakorn Rd., Klongsan, Bangkok 10600

Time to play: Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8-11 p.m.

Club size: Large (30-40 people)

Player levels: Beginner to Upper Intermediate

Courts avaiable: 4

Shuttlecock: RSL

Game fee: THB 130-200

 

 

 
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Posted by on 26/03/2014 in Badminton in Thailand

 

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Ratchanok withdraws from India Open 2014

By SARUN SAELEE

Ratchanok Intanon

Photo: Ratchanok Intanon page on Facebook

BANGKOK – Thailand’s world number four in women’s singles, Ratchanok Intanon, will miss a chance to defend her title at impending YONEX-SUNRISE India Open 2014 because of an unrecovered left calf injury.

Kanitsara Ngoensrisuk, the executive director of Ratchanok’s club Banthongyod Badminton School, said Ratchanok has not fully recovered and will not be fit in time before the tournament begins next week. YONEX-SUNRISE India Open 2014 with prize money of 250,000 dollars offered will take place in New Delhi on April 1-6.

Ratchanok won over Germany’s Juliane Schenk in the final round of YONEX-SUNRISE India Open 2013.

 
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Posted by on 25/03/2014 in Journalistic Entry

 

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Sunday Hey-Ha @ Suan Sa Ngob

By SARUN SAELEE

We are the 'Sunday Hey-Ha' team!

We are the ‘Sunday Hey-Ha’ team!

Sunday Hey-Ha Badminton Club is a medium-sized badminton group located in the heart of Bangkok, Thailand. The club was founded in 2009 and began with just a small group of friends. The group had four and five players at the beginning but become bigger through word of mouth among friends of the membership. Now, there are more than 20 people regularly playing on three or four courts each week. Apart from weekly exercises, a special activity like the “Sunday Hey-Ha Competition Night” is held three times a year to let the members challenge against one another. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy with the friendly atmosphere at the club every Sunday evening.

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Posted by on 17/03/2013 in Badminton in Thailand

 

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Sheung Wan Sports Center – Review

By SARUN SAELEE

Sheung Wan Sports Center (上環體育館) covering the top three floors of Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building provides one fitness room, one dance room, five squash courts, which two of them can be used to support table tennis and small activities. Its multi-purpose main area can be converted into two basketball courts, two volleyball courts or eight badminton courts.

The sports center is situated not too far from the Sheung Wan MTR station while the direction is also not complicating. Therefore, it is easy for all visitors to find the place. Please refer to the previous entry “Sheung Wan Sports Center – Direction”.

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Posted by on 21/04/2012 in Badminton in Hong Kong

 

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