From Our Editors
Machi Training Center caters to badminton-lovers who prefer to finish Thanksgiving dinner with a rally or give friends a flurry of jump-smashed shuttlecocks for Christmas. That's because the space stays open 365 days a year. Seven full-sized indoor courts give athletes ample space to get a feel for the sport or refine a sliced dropshot until it causes their own shadow to leap in the wrong direction. The private club employs three experienced coaches who lead lessons for students of virtually any age or ability level. They introduce beginners to the fundamentals when they're not teaching seasoned players how to limbo beneath the net. Machi Training Center allows members and guests to reserve a court for private practice, but they can also drop in at any time to play a quick match against a new opponent.