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Last night walking home I cut through one of the ZU campus and came across a huge gym filled with people of all ages playing badminton. It looked like awesome fun. Reminded me how much I loved playing this sport when I was young. Any ideas of a place one can go to play recreationally and meet other players to play against that is foreigner and family friendly and welcoming of all levels of players?

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I don't really think you can find regularly playing, exclusively-foreigner group out there. I do know lots of chinese + occasional foreigners badminton groups in Hangzhou. Where do you live? Maybe i can hook you up with some of the groups and what is ZU campus? Zhejiang university campus?

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Close to Hangzhouo Da Sha at the intersection in front of the famous restaurant "Xin Bai Lu" there is a 6 floor building where at 5th floor you can play badminton.

There is also a room for ping pong, dart, on the 4 floor there is bowling etc 

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I'm also really interested in Badminton for fun.  I used to play once or twice every week before. If anyone knows a place where I could play badminton during weekends or anytime after 6pm near /on Nan Shan road or anywhere in Xi Hu district would be nice! Thank you! :) Still trying to settle in here and hopefully join some sport activities I will enjoy :D

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Hi, i am new im Binjiang, Hangzhou. I would like to join badminton group during weekend or evening. If anyone has any recommend to organize new badminton group that i am interesting to join together. my place near Xixing metro station..thankss and hope to had some games next..

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