Feeling some nostalgia for the hours whiled away in college on the ‘baddy’ court, or just looking to get fit with a friend? We hunted down the badminton courts you can use – all without a membership.

Andheri Sports Complex

Photo source: Tabble via Pixabay [CC0]

Photo source: Tabble via Pixabay [CC0]

This sports complex, bang in the middle of the Andheri suburb is really handy – it has an indoor badminton court as well as an outdoor one. You do not have to be a member here, and you can go and pay as much as you play. Though the prices per session are slightly steep, the sessions are longer than the others.

Price: INR 260 per hour

Bhagini Samaj

Photo source: Moerschy via Pixabay [CC0]

Photo source: Moerschy via Pixabay [CC0]

This one is for the Dadar East dwellers, and anyone willing to travel to Dadar. Bhagini Samaj at the Hindu colony has an indoor court. You do not have to take any membership, just go there, book your session {individually or for the group} and pay by the hour.

#LBBTip: Head there as early as possible on weekends, or be prepared to sit on the sidelines and watch others play as they only take bookings there.

Timings: 7am to 10pm

Price: INR 250 per hour

Mandar Apartments Park

Right opposite the Mandar apartments on Yari road {Seven Bungalows}, there’s an open, well maintained park which has two outdoor courts. In perfectly good condition, you’ll find many badminton players coming out there to play. It’s an open park and you don’t have to pay anything, but you may have to wait to book the court for yourself or your group, as it’s generally booked and packed.

Timings: No timings

Price: Free

Celebration Sports Club

Photo source: Celebration Sports Club

Photo source: Celebration Sports Club

This well-equipped sports club at Lokhandwala has a lot of facilities. It has one large indoor court, with blue carpeting and also offers coaching for children. Though you need a member to come with you, the guests can play here between 10am to 3pm, a bummer during weekdays but a bonus for the weekends.

Price: Weekdays INR 200 per hour, weekends INR 300 per hour

Goregoan Sports Club

Photo source: Goregaon Sports Club

Photo source: Goregaon Sports Club

Goregaon Sports Club has six fantastic indoor courts. The only catch here is you need the member to tag along. So if you do have a member, you can go and play there, and they even provide shuttle cocks at an additional cost.

Timings: Monday to Saturdays {9am onwards in the mornings, and 8.30pm in the evenings}

Price: 100 per session {45 minutes} plus club entry fee of INR 20-30

#LBBTip: Stay updated with all badminton-related tournaments, clubs et al by joining this Facebook group here. They plan meet ups, look for badminton partners, and even sort out getting guests to clubs where some of them are members.

Featured photo source: Goregaon Sports Club