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Discussion in 'Middle East & South Asia' started by 1234abcd, Jul 7, 2008.
I am moving to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia... does anybody know of any badminton clubs there?
we have lots of badminton clubs here in jeddah if you have inqueries or you want to join one of the team pls do give me a message
anu contact number ng group nyu, I will drop a call
I m game for it
I am looking forward to play badminton twice a week. Please help me to find a group so I can join. I am located near Tahliya and falasteen street. Any clubs near to this place would be helpful. Thank you
Hi Guys, Have been in Jeddah for the past 8 years and gave up my hunt for a badminton clun in the early years. I was really surprised to see this post about jeddah. Please do let me know where is the club in Jeddah?
Badminton courts in Jeddah are easy to find. Just ask the stringers of your local sports shop and they give you and outright answer.
Olympia Health Center has 8 badminton courts. It is situated at the back of Dr. Suleiman Fakeeh Hospital.
Jeddah Int'l. School (JIS) has 2 courts. It is at the back of Badriyah Building in Khalidiyah District. Just across Saudia City.
I hope this helps.
hi all... i just joined this group.. only to find a place in JEDDAH to play Badminton.. Olympia Health club is quite far away from my place.. any there locations? anyone??
Where exactly is your location in Jeddah. Maybe I can point you or give directions to the nearest badminton court.
Just an update, a new court is now operating at Al Badr International School which off Palestine St, Al Mushrefa Dist. Haven't visited the court yet but I'm sure Olympia is far superior from the rest.
hi ...thanks for the reply..
I'm located at Safa district,... and my office is at Amir Sultan street.. so if its close to any of them.. would be preferrable. I visited Olympia today, it seems very nice.. however the guy was telling me that you need to join groups... so need to go there again...
Any other suggestions?
Where do you play?
good day, im playing in olympia and we have also here in khalediya st. infront of Saudia accomodation, but the court is not that good compared to olympia. If you are interested you can call me at 0543776803 you can joined our group and play with us either in Olympia or in khalediya
Thank you for your reply.
I'll definitely contact you soon if I am sure to join any of the clubs you mentioned.
Actually I have couple of friends who are also looking for a place for badminton.
I'll contact you for details.
Sorry for the late reply.
Just got an info. that most badminton courts within international schools where I used to play is now exclusive to parents & teachers association and their students.
So far only Al Bader Int'l School, Olympia and (JIS) Jeddah Int'l. School (khalidiyah) is open for public.
In Olympia, membership fee will costs you SAR150 for 6 months. This is only for you to get in and out of the building and still have to struggle to get a reservation. It is recommended to join some clubs (another fee and club's monthly dues) that has regular 4 hrs slot (3x a week) so you can play till you drop.
Since the inauguration of Al Bader I haven't visited the courts yet.
JIS, I'm a regular here.
Thanks for your detailed reply!
Its highly apprecited...
I checked JIS and it seems pretty good and also easily available at night.
I'm going there with friends on Saturday and maybe Sunday also, 10pm-12am.
If you'd like to come see us or play too, most welcome
Btw, where is this Bader Int'l School??? ))))
Thanks for the invitation.
Today is Saturday! I might passby JIS tonight. I haven't played badminton for quite some time. Maybe a doubles match won't hurt.
Bader Int'l School is in Mushrefah Dist. Off Palestine Rd. Its a bit tricky to find. I'll give you the directions when I see you.
Been yesterday at JIS court from 8pm till 12pm.
Saw a group of Indians or Pakistanis (sorry can't identify) arrived late in the evening.
If anyone noticed me, I'm the guy wearing black short and yellow sleeveless tops.
2010 what is your status ?
I wonder what is your current situation at 2010 ?
I'm in jeddah for the next 3 weeks and wonder if I can join any group of player to learn from expert !
Situation is getting worse. Pepsi in can now costs SAR1.50. Hahahahaha!
You can always visit Olympia Health Club at the back of Dr. Suleiman Fakeeh Hospital in Palestine St., Al Hamra Dist. You can approach any regulars there for you to play.
Hi Hyper_Carbon (umm Im sure u hv a Name too!) lol..
Yes, probably that was us (mostly Pakistani.. one Indian couple).. Next time you see us.. just ask for Kamal btw, we're trying to go there regularly from Sun-Tues 10pm-12am.
One more thing i'd like to ask you... (need expert opinion).. what speed is good for Feather shutlecocks? We got one box (tube) of Dunlop pretty cheap SR.50 and its speed was very slow.. which we're looking for. I noticed the boxes have some numbers (2,3,4..7 or 75,76,77..etc) indicating the shuttle's speed. However, is 2 faster or slower?
Thanks for your suggestions and comments
We'll be going there tonight ...
If you're the only Kamal in your group then mostly probably we've met.
I'm not an expert. I'm still a newbie in this sport. I'm not familiar with 1,2,3, etc... ratings of shuttlecocks. What I usually see are 74, 76, 77, 78 ratings. IMHO, 77 or 78 is good enough for Jeddah's climate or if you're playing at JIS. But watch out if you use the same shuttlecocks at Olympia. It might go crazy because the courts are elevated and sometimes it freezing cold (6th & 7th Floor).
Dunlop @SAR50 per tube is quite expensive. I've heard that there is a sport shop in Baghdadiyah that sells Trump shuttlecocks @ SAR35 per tube. Try scout around some Indonesian stores that sells Samurai brand shuttlecocks @SAR40-45/tube. Or ask Mr. Edy of JIS, maybe he knows someone selling.
I hope it hleps.
Am new bee in Jeddah from India.going to stay for 1-2 months.Interested to play Badminton .Can u please guys suggest me where I can play???am staying near moontoon megamall(faisalleyah,magrasale).......from your previous conversation it looks we have some badminton courts over here.......but exactly dont know where & how far from here???...may be on this thursday & friday(holidays) can have hands on the badminton.......