San Francisco Badminton Social Group

Last updated: Aug 12th, 2017

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Want to play badminton in the San Francisco or South San Francisco Bintang and socialize a bit? Join our intermediate/advance badminton social group!

Rules & Etiquette

  1. Be willing to play with all players at different levels; we can help you pair up to make the teams more even.
  2. Be friendly and sociable; if you just want to play and not into the talking thing, the challenge court is perfect for that.
  3. Make sure to rotate out and let everyone get a chance to play; be gracious about volunteering to sit out if you have played more than others.
  4. Bring your own birdies so we can share the cost when playing (buy at Black Label, speed 50 or buy at the club)

Email me if you want to join our group. (read this entire page carefully and scroll down to find my email and WhatsApp)

Sorry no beginners, too much difference in skill level affects the level of play and won’t be fun for anyone. I do not organize the play for beginners, just drop by UCSF and Salvation Army Kroc Center and find someone at your level and ask them to play. Most people are very friendly. Also, please take some group classes and join us when you are at least intermediate. Check out for suggested coaches.

Hours & Locations
(see location details below)

  • Monday 7:30am to 9:30am @ UCSF Parnassus
    • beginners & intermediate (run by Tony)
  • Wednesday 5pm to 8:45pm @ Bintang South San Francisco
    • intermediate & advanced (run by Tony)
  • Thursday 7pm to 9:30pm every 2 weeks (Aug 3, 2017) @ Bintang South San Francisco
    • beginners & intermediate (run by Karen)
  • Friday 7pm to 10pm @ UCSF Mission Bay
    • beginners & intermediate (run by Jason)
  • Friday 11:15am to 1:00pm @ Salvation Army Croc Center
    • beginners & intermediate (run by Jesse)
  • Saturday 9am to 12:30pm @ Bintang South San Francisco
    • intermediate & advanced (run by Tony)
  • Saturday 5:30pm to 8:00pm @ UCSF Parnassus
    • beginners & intermediate (run by Jason and Papu)

Should you join?

We are a friendly group of intermediate and advanced players who love badminton; focused on learning and improving in the game. But we focused on being socially friendly first to all the group members. If you just want to compete and be anti-social, please join the challenge court instead.

People currently in the social group

  • Group 19 (Advanced) Aditya, Alanktri, Aldo, Andy, Cindy, Connor, Daniel, Heng Jie, Jacob, James S., Jayanth, Jerry, Khoi, Papu, Patter, PJ, Richard, Shobhit, Tina, Vladimir, Winston, YuenHsi, Tony T (organizer)
  • Group 4 (Intermediate) Abhey, Christoforus, Geff, James, Jeff W., Karen, Micah, Paul, Tony D.
  • Group 3 (Intermediate Beginner) Anthony, Brice, Christina, Evan, Gareth, Lena, Madelene, Mike, Ronee, Shiela, Sydney, Wylan
  • Group 2 (Beginner) Thomas, Ronee, Xiaowei, Zhipeng

Why Is Tony Forming This Social Group?
I used to have a hard time finding people to play and I usually have to audition to show my level of play in order for people to accept me. I hated that part of badminton when I don’t have someone to go with and I have to pair myself with people who only cared about winning on the challenge court. I started this group to help people reconnect with badminton. Often I would hear from people who just moved to San Francisco and have lost their former friends whom they used to play with. I also hear from people who used to play in high school and college but have forgotten about the game when life happens to all of us.

  1. Millberry Fitness & Recreation Center at UCSF Parnassus
  2. Bintang South San Francisco
  3. Bakar Fitness & Recreation Center
    at UCSF Mission Bay

Email me if you want to join our group.

Tony Tam

Or better yet, contact me at this WhatsApp group ‘SF Badminton New Member’

We coordinate games using WhatsApp group, ‘SF Badminton Group’. I will invite you once I verify your playing level.



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