Tennis and general sports shopping in KUALA LUMPUR?

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  1. MAXXply

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    I will be visiting Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia over Xmas and New Year. What are some places to do some good tennis and general sports shopping? Can anyone suggest some places for:

    - Specialty tennis/racketsport retailers
    - General sporting goods chain/department stores (like Supersport Thailand)
    - Small mom and pop stores in Chinatown? (the kind of shops with faded posters on the walls)
    - Small independents inside KL shopping malls? (hopefully to find some dusty deadstock etc)

    I am staying near monorail Bukit Nanas. Willing to travel up to half an hour from city centre. Thanks for any tips.
     
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  2. MarrratSafin

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    Station1 top floor of Mid Valley Megamall last time I was there. For 'dusty deadstocks' Queenstown shopping mall in Singapore is a better bet..:)
     
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  3. mykoh

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    recently went to KL on a holiday but didn't find anything worth buying. racquets there are crazy expensive. there's a sports outlet store inside Berjaya Times Square and the stuff there's pretty reasonable, but if you're looking for tennis Singapore''s much better.
     
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  4. galain

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    Queensway in Singapore is a great place to find stuff if you can get down there for a day or two.

    Can't speak to KL except to say, enjoy the food!
     
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  5. MAXXply

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    Is Queenstown mall the same as Queensway? Or separate locations? Dang, looks like a side trip is in order.

    I don't expect to find bargains in KL and I'm not really on a mission to score some. I'm just interested in exploring the local retail sports and tennis scene and maybe find some unloved deadstock in some old guy's badminton shop in a back alley somewhere. I mainly plan to stuff myself with street/hawker food :)
     
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  6. tiangkim

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    Max, the normal shopping all selling racket at recommended retail price (RRP) and very limited selection, no stringing service... below are the pro shops selling at least 25% lower than RRP. You can google their address as well... good luck... china town no sportshop... mostly fake staffs like watches and LV....

    Samsport HQ
    2G/3G Jln Hentian 1A,
    Pusat Hentian Kajang,
    Jln Reko, 43300 Kajang,
    Selangor.
    Tel: 03 8734 8337/03 8737 0337
    PIC: Nicole

    Topper Sports ( Ampang Park , KL)
    03 - 21614223
    Opens daily fr 1130am till around 730pm

    Sportprises 79 ( Bangsar TMC, KL)
    03 - 20948495
    Opens daily fr 12noon till around 9pm. (closes early on sunday at 6pm)

    Ultimate Sports ( Ampang Point area, KL)
    03 - 42562833

    No.1 Racquet Shop ( Damansara Uptown, PJ )
    03 - 77284771

    Memory Sports ( Damansara Uptown, PJ ) - CLOSED FOR GOOD
    012 - 2950866

    Pacific Sports ( Atria Area, PJ )
    03 - 77276913

    Abd Hazli Zainuddin @ Tennis Town ( Duta Courts )
    012 - 6253630 ( Alia )

    Hock Eng ( Bangi, Selangor )
    019 - 2329981 ( Eddie )
    03 - 89 2222 73

    Mercury Sports ( Penang )
    04 - 2298608

    Ultimate Sports ( New World Park, Penang )
    04 - 2282080
     
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  7. tata

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    When i went around to KL i didnt find many sport stores. Perhaps you run into stadium sports in shopping centres but it's still expensive
     
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  8. MAXXply

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    ^^ Thank you tiangkim
     
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  9. MarrratSafin

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    Yes it is Queensway, misremembered, my bad.
     
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  10. tiangkim

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    Max, FYI these two below r d best in town in terms of selection and pricing, there are my regular shops too... most of the latest racket, string, shoes r thr:

    (Very near to KLCC, 1km away so is walking distance, reachable by underground train)
    Topper Sports ( Ampang Park , KL)
    03 - 21614223
    Opens daily fr 1130am till around 730pm

    (outskirt KL, about 20-30km away from downtown KL)
    Hock Eng ( Bangi, Selangor )
    019 - 2329981 ( Eddie )
    03 - 89 2222 73
     
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  11. counterpuncher

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    Reviving this thread as i'm in KL for the next 2 days.

    I went to Topper in Ampang and found the whole shopping centre being demolished :)

    Are Sportprises 79 and Ultimate sports the best options that are relatively close to the city centre? Or are there better options?
     
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  12. Johnny-Cage

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    Go to Singapore! Yonex rackets there are cheaper than In Japan. No joke! Queensway shopping centre is very easy to find. Take bus 33. It’s near Ikea.
     
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    Thanks i've been there before. Unfortunately i don't have the time to go there this trip.
     
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  14. re_ipsa

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    Topper shifted to pertama complex. You should try hock eng in bangi.

    Sportspriser is my usual spot for restring and accesories but maybe not much of rackets.

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    Thanks i went to Topper in Pertama complex yesterday, but they don't have any racquets, other stores there had racquets but they were normal retail price.

    Hock Eng might be a bit too far out, but thanks for the suggestion.
     
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  16. re_ipsa

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    Perhaps you went to the other shop. Until when will you be in KL and what racket are you eyeing for? If the timing is right and weekend i could take you to few shops. Tennis town Jalan Duta is also worth visiting

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    Are there 2 Topper stores in Pertama?

    Thanks for the offer, but today is my last day here and i probably have 1 - 2 hours to spare, hence why i was focusing on central KL.

    Racquets i was eyeing are new releases : PS97, Radical Pro, Ezone 98.
     
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  18. re_ipsa

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    Yes. One is the existing, and the other which moved from ampang park. But myself have yet to visit the new one. There is also other tennis shop with considerable price.

    You may visit sportspriser then for those models. But I am not aware of the prices there. Do PM if you visit KL next time. Love to meet new tennis friends from overseas

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  19. re_ipsa

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    Tried to pm you of some tips but not able to send

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