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Published May 6th 2013
Four places to play Badminton around town
Badminton is a fun and energetic sport, but it is sometimes difficult to work out when courts are free for casual hire or training. There are a range of venues across Melbourne that cater for players at all levels.
Badminton player. Source: Wikipedia user Spdimaio
Albert Park Club holds a social evening at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre (MSAC) complex at 1 Albert Road Albert Park, each Wednesday from 7.30pm to 10pm. Membership costs $45 annually, and discounts are available for concession card holders. For further information refer to their website here.
Bayside Badminton Club holds sessions four times a week catering for a wide range of ages and standards, across four courts. Monday and Tuesday sessions are for intermediate to advanced players, and Saturday is for coaching juniors. They are located at the Sandringham Youth Centre, Thomas Street, Hampton. Casual session prices are cheap and even under $10 for a non-member. For more information refer to the website here.
There are four courts available at Princes Hill Secondary College in Arnold Street, Carlton North. The session is on Friday evening from 7pm to 10pm. Enquiries: 04 09 381 379. It is $13 per session and more information is available here
Western Surburbs Badminton Association is located at the Altona Badminton Centre at 271 Mason Street. It has 12 courts, and a kiosk, shop, and changerooms as well. The centre caters for al levels form beginners to A Grade. Courts are generally be $19 and $27 per hour and further information is available here.
Hey Geoff, this is a great and helpful article! Just thought I'd let you know of a new badminton center that opened up in Ravenhall, in case you wanted to update your list. It's called Western Sports & Badminton Centre and it's website can be found atwww.westernsports.com.au.