Playing Basketball in Chengdu?

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  • Julio
    Julio
    Participant

    Hi everyone,

    I am new here. Today is my second day in Chengdu and I need information about basketball here. You guys know if there is any good teams in the city? do they have any type of league? I have been playing for a team almost all my life and it would be good to at least go and practice.

    If not, I have been reading about the different courts around the city and Sichuan Gymnasium seems the best option. You guys wanna shoot around?

    Cheers!

    #10217
    Brendan
    Brendan
    Moderator

    If any of you are seriously interested, I have a few Chinese friends who are part of a team that play regularly. They will be practicing on the courts at Decathlon this Saturday at 3pm. Be warned these guys are no slouches, but if you’re looking for decent game, this is probably it.

    PM me and I’ll give you a contact number if you want to show up and play. I’ve already given some of them a heads up, and they’re keen to see what you’ve got.

    #27256
    Brendan
    Brendan
    Moderator

    If any of you are seriously interested, I have a few Chinese friends who are part of a team that play regularly. They will be practicing on the courts at Decathlon this Saturday at 3pm. Be warned these guys are no slouches, but if you’re looking for decent game, this is probably it.

    PM me and I’ll give you a contact number if you want to show up and play. I’ve already given some of them a heads up, and they’re keen to see what you’ve got.

    #27305

    Sascha
    Participant

    I am down, i posted about this before and failed to get a group going, but I am ready to play ball with anyone anywhere

    #27269

    Sascha
    Participant

    I am down, i posted about this before and failed to get a group going, but I am ready to play ball with anyone anywhere

    #27318
    Chris Ziich
    Chris Ziich
    Moderator

    I’m down to play. Not as good as Brendan’s friends though. At least one of them can dunk.

    Also consider Nike Basketball park near the Chengdu Stadium just north of Tianfu square. 10RMB to get in, same as Sichuan gymnasium, but probably more space.

    #27331
    Brendan
    Brendan
    Moderator

    I already spoke to three of the guys this morning and they were fairly hyped at the idea of having new faces show up on Saturday.

    #27332

    I’m arriving in Chengdu on Friday for a five month stay, haven’t played the last year but I’m definitely in for a game. Can anybody help me with direction etc since I’m completely new.

    #27335
    Charlie
    Charlie
    Keymaster

    I’m down for a casual game if it’s on a weekend. I don’t suppose anyone knows of a court in the South of Chengdu besides Decathlon? Those courts are occupied every time I go there.

    #27336

    Paul
    Participant

    There are always tons of people, mostly students who love the game, playing at the courts at Sichuan University. I don’t know if they have a league or anything, but you could always join a random group and perhaps learn a bit of Chinese while you’re at it. I’m sure none of them would be unwelcoming.

    #27339
    Chris Ziich
    Chris Ziich
    Moderator

    @brendan, details for Saturday?

    There are leagues for rugby, soccer, and (American) football even, but I’ve never heard of a casual basketball league, even among the Chinese student community. Seems odd to me seeing how popular basketball is among the Chinese.

    Perhaps we could start one?

    #27364
    JerryS
    JerryS
    Participant
    #27369
    Brendan
    Brendan
    Moderator
    #27382

    Sascha
    Participant

    i’ll be there, decathlon, Sat 3pm.

    #27439
    Julio
    Julio
    Participant

    Right! I’ll be there too. Not too sure how to get there thou. Once I get oof the subway at south railway station where do I go?

    #27443
    Brendan
    Brendan
    Moderator
    Quote:
    Once I get oof the subway at south railway station where do I go?

    Look at the map!!! Genius inventions maps, they help you get to places you’ve never been before!

    #27445
    Chris Ziich
    Chris Ziich
    Moderator

    See you guys out there today.

    #27495
    Chris Ziich
    Chris Ziich
    Moderator

    Actually. I’m going to head down there a bit early, maybe around 2. I have to leave around 330 to head up to Sichuan Gymnasium for bike polo.

    #27503

    Justin
    Participant
    Quote:
    I have to leave around 330 to head up to Sichuan Gymnasium for bike polo.

    awww yiiiiss

    #27506
    Chris Ziich
    Chris Ziich
    Moderator

    Finally got some CDLiving people together for a game. It was just me Sascha and Julio playing some pickup, but we had a good run and also got it handed to us.

    Let’s make this a regular thing. All are welcome to join. I’m going to work on not missing layups.

    #27514
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