Indoor Basketball in Taipei

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Indoor Basketball in Taipei

Postby justmypine78 » 15 May 2012, 10:47

Hey all, does anyone know of any indoor pick-up or league basketball in Taipei?
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Re: Indoor Basketball in Taipei

Postby archylgp » 15 May 2012, 12:38

justmypine78 wrote:Hey all, does anyone know of any indoor pick-up or league basketball in Taipei?


I've been looking for an in-door court but haven't found anything. Started going to a university with lots of out-door courts (zhongxing, in Taichung, though), and getting in on pick-up games has been pretty easy, although the quality of play is poor: shoot-as-soon-as-you-get-the-ball style, with few exceptions...
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Re: Indoor Basketball in Taipei

Postby miles » 08 Jun 2012, 14:01

Hey - Just moved to Taipei... looking for some guys to play some bball with. Any recommendations? Or any people enjoy the game???
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Re: Indoor Basketball in Taipei

Postby foreveragoan » 10 Jun 2012, 16:40

Hi guys, so I have been in taipei for the last 3 weeks and I have been dying to find any indoor basketball courts but alas nothing has come up that is affordable for a single person. In my research I have found that most sports centers in the Taipei area are booked from 6pm-close every single day with the average going rate being 1500nt per hour (for the court not individually and before 6pm) and 2000nt per hour (after 6pm and weekends). I know of the existence of ABC/expat leagues that offer higher levels of competition and supposedly allow walk-ins but have yet to get in contact with any. If anybody has had any success finding something let me know.
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Re: Indoor Basketball in Taipei

Postby archylgp » 10 Jun 2012, 21:21

foreveragoan wrote:Hi guys, so I have been in taipei for the last 3 weeks and I have been dying to find any indoor basketball courts but alas nothing has come up that is affordable for a single person. In my research I have found that most sports centers in the Taipei area are booked from 6pm-close every single day with the average going rate being 1500nt per hour (for the court not individually and before 6pm) and 2000nt per hour (after 6pm and weekends). I know of the existence of ABC/expat leagues that offer higher levels of competition and supposedly allow walk-ins but have yet to get in contact with any. If anybody has had any success finding something let me know.


Good luck. Let us know if you find anything.
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Re: Indoor Basketball in Taipei

Postby locdogjr » 12 Jun 2012, 10:58

Randomly checked Forumosa today,
Indoor courts are very tough to find, there are a few groups of foreigners who rent gyms on the regular.
The best option for rain proof courts are to go to the Xinsheng computer market, but the competition level can be and can be packed if it is a rainy day, so show up with a team of 3. There is another court in a temple in Xindian, but directions are hard to give to get there! it is just across the walking bridge over the river form the MRT. Some people go to the American school, but I think it is basically an invite only thing.
The best places to play IMO are Da'an park because it has lights all night (great for teachers), Shi-Da and Tai-Da, which are good on weekends and both have lights until about 10 or 1030 everyday except for Sunday, when there are no lights. Different areas have different courts but those usually have people and often have foreigners as well.
There are some good leagues here, I've played in the APAL and SBBL leagues, ok for foreigners but my team is usually the only one with foreigners, usually welcoming though (except the refs, who have told us "you are bigger, no foul calls") our team has 10 guys now so not really needing new players but if anyone wants to meet up for a Saturday/Sunday run this summer just message me and we can try to get together for a run at Tai-Da or Shi-Da someday.
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Re: Indoor Basketball in Taipei

Postby scj » 12 Jul 2012, 20:52

Nobody has posted on this thread for a while, but I thought I'd see if there were people looking to rent one of these indoor gyms. There is a gym near my house, the public kind, good gym, basically at Ren'ai Road and Xinyi roads, that rents the space for $1500/hour, not bad if there are ten people or even eight people...anybody interested in trying to get this together for something fairly regular?
Let me know...
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Re: Indoor Basketball in Taipei

Postby theblurred » 16 Jul 2012, 09:03

hey scj, just landed in Taipei couple days ago and really need to ball. I was balling at least 2-3 times a week in the states, but being new here, it is quite difficult to just find pick up games. I'm willing to pitch in on gym fees to get some games going. Anyone else who wants to play, just shoot me an e-mail and we'll set something up.
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Re: Indoor Basketball in Taipei

Postby archylgp » 16 Jul 2012, 13:24

theblurred wrote:hey scj, just landed in Taipei couple days ago and really need to ball. I was balling at least 2-3 times a week in the states, but being new here, it is quite difficult to just find pick up games. I'm willing to pitch in on gym fees to get some games going. Anyone else who wants to play, just shoot me an e-mail and we'll set something up.


I have been looking all over the place for indoor courts (the concrete is getting to my ankles.) It seems you have to rent a court out from a university and it's not cheap. The other problem is that you'll need to get enough people together opposed to just finding pick up games.
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Re: Indoor Basketball in Taipei

Postby theblurred » 16 Jul 2012, 18:07

archylgp wrote:I have been looking all over the place for indoor courts (the concrete is getting to my ankles.) It seems you have to rent a court out from a university and it's not cheap. The other problem is that you'll need to get enough people together opposed to just finding pick up games.


Thanks for the info. I guess playing indoors without a full 10 man scrimmage team is difficult. Do you know which MRT lines I need to get off of to reach the University courts or Da'an park courts? Also, how long of a walk?
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