The Houston Badminton Club welcomes badminton players in the Houston Texas area. We see the promotion of the game of badminton as one of our club's primary responsibilities. We have a strong association with the Houston Parks Department and their Fonde facility is our primary playing choice.
Fonde Recreation Center - 110 Sabine St Houston, TX 77007-8323 - (8 courts) - Friday nights 6:00 - 9:00 P.M (with $10.00 one time membership fee)
The City of Houston and Houston Badminton Club are collaborating to provide Youth play times and Youth Coaching respectively.
Saturday Mornings 8:30 - 10:30 AM:
Youth (< 18 yrs old) Coaching Sessions with experienced Coaches. One has to register and be preapproved to be apart of this session.
Spring 2013 Youth Badminton session dates:
- Week 1: 1/26/2013
- Week 2: 2/2/2013
- Week 3: 2/9/2013
- Week 4: 2/16/2013
- Week 5: 2/23/2013
- Week 6: 3/2/2013
(No Session) 3/9/2013
- Week 7: 3/16/2013
- Week 8: 3/23/2013
- Week 9: 3/30/2013
- Week 10: 4/6/2013
- Week 11: 4/13/2013
Sunday Mornings 10:00 AM - 12 Noon :
*HBC run a YOUTH enhancement program to give the chance for all JUNIORS to play and improve their game. 4 courts (courts 2,3,6,and 7) are reserved specifically for JUNIORS, while the rest are accessible for adults to use. When there are not enough juniors, adult are welcome to play on any court not being used by the juniors. When there are juniors approaching the court, please stop your game promptly and allow the juniors to use the court.
*Parents can accompany their kids to play and may use the court for a maximum of 10 minutes (when not playing any match/training) during busy periods to let other juniors use the court as well.
Where To Play
1. Fonde Recreation Center - 110 Sabine St Houston, TX 77007-8323 - (8 courts) - Friday nights 6:00 - 9:00 P.M (with $10.00 one time membership fee)
2. Chinese Community Center (CCC - 4 courts), 9800 Town Park, Houston, TX 77036 - Tuesday & Thursday nights at 5:30-9:00 P.M ($7/per admission)
3. Chancellors Racket Club (6535 Dumfries Drive, Houston, TX 77096-3632)- 4 courts ; Wednesday & Thursday 6:00 - 10:00 P.M ; Saturday 12:00 - 7:00 P.M ; Sunday 1:30 - 5:30 P.M;Individual membership is available (CHANCELLORS DOES NOT TAKE ANY MORE GUEST PASS AS OF NOV 2012)- see link below for more details:
6535 Dumfries Drive, Houston, Texas 77096
4. Franz Elementary School , 2751 N Westgreen Blvd Katy, TX 77449-5088
Schedule: Every Wednesday from 5:30 - 8:30 PM. (CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE UNTIL THE NEXT SEMMESTER, TIME: WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT THE LATER DATE)
Fees: $5/ session or $15 / month
Eastbound on Memorial
Driving eastbound on Memorial from the 610 West Loop, you take the last exit before getting to downtown. (As you approach a mile or a half mile from downtown, get in the right hand lane. The last exit is a bit tricky. If you miss it (it doesn't have a real name and comes upon you as a surprise), its real tough to make your way back.) You will pass the Shephard exit, and the Waugh exit. You are very very close when you pass under an overpass that curves and arcs overhead as it blends into the feeder on your right. You take the next little exit to the right. After exiting, you will drive along the feeder a short ways until you come to Sabine. Turn right on Sabine and then immediately left into the parking lot.
Westbound on Memorial from downtown
(If you miss the exit while driving eastbound on Memorial, turn around somewhere, and try these directions.) As you exit downtown, travelling west, do not enter the on-ramp to Memorial. Stay on the Memorial westbound "feeder". Drive west until you are forced to turn right (north). You turn right and go to the first stop sign, where you take a left. Continue on and you will come upon Sawyer, and take a left. You will straight away be on an overpass rising up and curving left which will take you happily over and across Memorial and onto the eastbound feeder just short of Sabine and the Fonde Recreation Center. And you are there.
Alternately, if you did get on Memorial, you can exit Sawyer, make a U-turn when you are able, and cross over Memorial. Continue as per directions in the above paragraph.
From downtown heading out Westbound - out on Walker
If you are downtown, head west to Walker and take a left. Walker will split left/right. Left goes to Allen Parkway, whereas right stays as Walker. Stay to the right on Walker. Immediately after passing underneath the I-45 freeway overhead, you can take a right onto Sabine and you will cross the bridge over Buffalo Bayou (northward). The recreation center will be on your right, and you can take a right into the parking lot. (From downtown, finding Lamar, which turns into Allen Parkway, and heading out on it will not get you there. You cannot turn onto Sabine from Allen Parkway.)
Allen Parkway exit from northbound I-45
Driving from the south or southeast, you will drive through downtown on the I-45 Pierce Elevated. Stay in the left lane and exit Allen Parkway. It will curve down to the left. This part is very tricky and a bit treacherous. There is traffic merging into your exit ramp from downtown, on your right. And you must take a right onto Sabine almost immediately at the point the traffic merges. It is very tough to see the traffic coming and you have to slow down, look very carefully, wait if someone is coming because they are usually zooming, and then when it is clear you make a dash for it and turn right. The bad part is that if you miss this right turn, you will have a very tough time getting to where you want to go. This can be tougher than missing the last exit from Memorial. After getting onto Sabine, you will cross the bridge over Buffalo Bayou and the recreation center will be on your right, you take a right into the parking lot.
From the east or west, via I-10
From I-10 take the Taylor exit (first exit that is west of downtown) and head south from the light. Taylor forks left, so keep to the right at the fork and you will be on Sawyer. Follow this street all the way, over two railroad tracks etc., and you will eventually be on an overpass rising up and curving left which will take you happily over and across Memorial and onto the eastbound feeder just short of Sabine and the Fonde Recreation Center. And you are there.