Smash your way back to a healthy lifestyle by picking up a badminton racket and heading to one of these amazing badminton courts in Chennai, pronto!
Shuttle Service: Play Badminton At These 5 Facilities Across Town
The most centrally located court on this list, Rush Madras is open 24/7! But because of their extended timings, central location and plenty of amenities, they are also one of the priciest courts in the city charging INR 1,400 per hour per group (6-8 people) for their A/C court. For the non-A/C court, the charges are INR 600 for weekdays and INR 800 for weekends. Apart from central air conditioning, they've also got showers, toilets, mineral water dispensers, WiFi and plenty of parking space. Four people can play on the court at a time. You can also borrow badminton shoes from them at no extra cost. They also have other sports you can play like futsal and basketball. Just be sure to make bookings at least a day in advance.
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Acers Badminton Academy
This entry to the list is a little different because Acers Badminton Academy has four separate locations in the city offering international standard courts. Their rates are a third of the price of Rush, with an hour of play setting your group back only by INR 500 (weekdays, during non-peak hours, it's INR 400). If you’re clear about sticking on, you can sign up for the monthly package at INR 1,500 (with an INR 500 registration fee). They have badminton coaching facilities as well in case you’re looking for help. Before you decide to pop over, call them to check if slots are free (preferably two days in advance as it can get busy).
Pluma Badminton Court
Located in Virugambakkam, this badminton court is like Acers Badminton Academy. There are plenty of coaches and trainers who train kids for badminton professionally during the week. So there’s bound to be good competition here if you’re hoping to play new people. Rates are quite similar as well, with an hour of play being INR 400 for a group. They have four courts with synthetic mats made to Badminton World Federation standards, with lines for singles and doubles play. They open at 5:00 am and close at 12 am daily.
Herkley Badminton Arena
This badminton court is just next to ECR in Kottivakam and has three shock-absorbent wooden-floored BWF standard courts. Their rates are the same as the others with an hour costing INR 500 per group. However, unlike the other courts, these guys have house rackets, shuttles, and shoes, in case you’ve forgotten to bring yours. The space resembles a big warehouse and while not too spacious, has adequate room to move around between courts and watch matches as well. They have badminton coaching for kids and adults throughout the week. They are mostly booked on the weekends, so if you need a slot, make sure to reserve with them at least 2 days in advance. They are open from 5 am till 10 pm and also offer membership packages for INR 2000 per head.
Smasher Sports Academy
Located in Perungudi, Smasher Sports Academy, like Herkley, has three wooden-floored badminton courts along with LED lighting. Like the others, this badminton court has coaching classes as well. Rates for using the badminton court are charged on a membership basis with prices starting at INR 1500/hour (Monday to Friday) for a month per person. For a one-time thing, the price is INR 500 per hour (for a group). We like the facility for the bright lights and dark-coloured walls, as it’s super easy to see the shuttle. They’ve got a sports shop too, in case you’re looking to purchase equipment. The facility opens at 5:00 am and closes at 12:00 am.