Just a tip I wanted to pass on to all you men over 30. And no, I'm not being sexist - women are naturally more supple than men as they have a genetic advantage, and men tend to deteriorate physically after they hit 30. You need to look at stretching, and especially stretching your Hamstrings. Stretching is one of the three tenets of fitness and is just as important as the other two (Strength and Stamina). Badminton players need to especially focus on their Hamstrings as we spend so much time in the crouched position, and this naturally shortens the Hams. If you can't comfortably touch your toes (without bouncing) in the standing position, then your Hams have shortened and tightened. It's not exactly life-threatening, but it will impact on your game, especially as you get older. And don't worry about looking silly because nobody else stretches at your club, it's your body and your health that's important. Best Wishes Derek.