By SARUN SAELEE
*This review is applicable to badminton only*
The one-floor building of Cheung Sha Wan Sports Center (長沙灣體育館) can only provide one multi-purpose main arena, which can be converted into one volleyball court, one basketball court or four badminton courts. However, on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., the badminton court no.1 can be converted into two table-tennis tables while the main arena can actually be used for other sports, which have not been mentioned, such as archery.
Cheung Sha Wan Sports Center is located very near the Cheung Sha Wan MTR station, so it is very easy for visitors to come. Please refer to the previous entry “Cheung Sha Wan 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 second and fourth Mondays of each month from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; however, the schedule will be changed to the next working day if it falls on a public holiday.
Restrooms and changing rooms at the sports center are relatively small due to the space limitation. However, the rooms are installed with good ventilation, and shower rooms are provided inside.
For the badminton courts, the courts are clean but slippery. The light is a bit too strong, so the players sometimes cannot see the flight of a shuttlecock clearly. Two sets of spectator stands are provided, and few chairs are located beside each court.
Like other sport centers in Hong Kong, there are many lines used for different sports drawn on the surface of the multi-purpose arena. Badminton players hence sometimes may get confused and make wrong decisions during their games.
Changing room 3/5
Badminton court 3/5
Staff personality 4/5
Overall satisfaction 3/5