By SARUN SAELEE
*This review is applicable to badminton only*
Hong Kong Park Sports Center (香港公園體育館) provides one activity room, one fitness room, one table tennis room and one multi-purpose main arena, which can be converted into two basketball courts, two volleyball courts, two netball courts or eight badminton courts. It is a bit far from the Admiralty MTR station but the way to the sports center is not that difficult. Please refer to the previous entry “Hong Kong Park Sports Center – Direction”.
The sports center opens from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily, except its maintenance days. The maintenance days take place on the first and third Monday of each month from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; however, the schedule will be changed to the next day if it is a public holiday.
On the ground floor, the sports center provides a very big changing room with a lot of shower room for all guests. Clean toilets with very good ventilation can also be found next to it. However, the changing room is somehow a bit difficult to find since it is located behind the booking counter or in other words, opposite the fitness room. Moreover, the changing room is on the ground floor only while the badminton courts are on the first floor.
For the badminton courts of Hong Kong Park Sports Center, the courts are clean and not slippery. The air-conditioned room is airy with high ceiling. The light is not too strong, so white shuttlecocks can be differentiated. Two stands and many benches are provided in the corners and sides of the sports hall. Nearby drinking fountains can be found at the entry to the sports hall and in front of the changing room.
Nonetheless, since it is the multi-purpose sports hall, there are many lines used for different sports drawn to the court. Sometimes badminton players may get confused as well as make wrong decisions in their games.
Changing room 5/5
Badminton court 4.5/5
Staff personality 4/5
Overall satisfaction 4.5/5