to Boston Area MA and Southern NH Badminton Clubs
This page briefly presents information about private clubs, where players must be either members or invited guests.
Boston Badminton at 169 Flanders Road, Westborough, MA 01581 opened in mid-January, 2011; it is located at the intersection of I-495 and Route 9, West of Boston. The phone number is 508-329-1710. This is a built-for-badminton full-time facility, opened in mid-January, 2011. It is open for membership and regular play with lessons, clinics, ladders, leagues, etc. "It has 8 gorgeous courts, and it is the premier club of all of the Eastern US, that is, anything East of California." From an email received mid-Jan-11: "Boston Badminton is proud to announce a wide range of training sessions for juniors and adults, from beginners to advanced competitive players to be conducted by Head Coach Thomas Indratjaya. Thomas hails from Indonesia and has vast experience coaching players at the Tangkas Alfamart Club and the Indonesian National Training Center. To start, four week sessions and four-day winter vacation sessions, are scheduled. Registration and payment by check are now being accepted at the Club or by mail."
The Gut 'N Feathers Club is at 51 Pleansant St., Marblehead, MA 01945; they play year-round in their own building. There is a waiting list to join this club. The contact person is club president Kevin Colcord. The club phone number is 781-631-9810. Although the club has a web site, it is password protected for the use of its members only.
The Maugus Club is in Wellesley, MA. They play year-round in their own building. Visit the club's web site or call the club at 781-235-8151 for further information.
The Massachusetts Table Tennis and Badminton Club is a business in Waltham which opened in 2013. See their web site at http://www.mattbc.com for details.
As far as I know, there are some badminton facilities at Boston Sports Clubs, formerly Healthpoint, just off Route 128 in Waltham, MA. This was the home to a public club from July, 1999 through the end of 2000. However, starting in 2001, players could still use the Healthpoint facilities, either as a member or at the full rate for a guest, which is $20 per day. This is exhorbitant for a badminton session of a couple of hours, and so HealthPoint effectively reverted this to a private club.
Badminton used to be played at Cedardale, the large health club in Haverhill, MA. When I called them in February, 1998, they said they had no current dedicated badminton playing, but one could set up a net in one of their gyms. When I contacted them by e-mail in September, 2002, I was told some members indeed play there.