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How to become a full time badminton player?

Discussion in 'General Forum' started by xxdomination, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. xxdomination

    xxdomination Regular Member

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    Really interested to become full time and I just finished my high school, so I can afford the time. Problem is I have no idea what to do in order to get started. Can anyone give me some information??

    Thanks:)
     
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    You are in HK? What you have to do is train to win competitions. Once you start entering competitions, people start taking notice of you.

    Have you played much before?
     
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    Played for around 6 years, if that is what you mean by how much I play.
     
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    Have you played in competitions? Do you train in a club or do you join the training program by the HKBA?
     
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    xxdomination Regular Member

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    that's the problem, I have no schedule of competitions, don't know how to join them and don't know any clubs in Hong Kong.
     
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    Then who have you been playing with for the last six years?:confused: ( I am assuming you live/lived in Hong Kong these last 6 years)



    If you can give more information about your badminton background, it would really help a lot in giving a better answer.

    And when you say you can afford the time..what does that mean? You are totally free for 1 day a week? All days of the week? For next week only? For the next 2 months?

    See what I mean;) Help us to help you get the answer that you need.
     
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    Well I played for 6 years with my team mates in and outside of school and that's all. Only recently did I get a coach and maybe will be asking him for some advice. In terms of time, I can confidently say that I can afford the time to play 15-21 hours per week. Also in terms of skills, I can say that they are not bad, but I just need a coach to tune some tweaks here and there. I hope this helps.
     
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    The average working week in hong kong is 49.6 hours so if you play that amount of hours a week, hey presto you are a full time player. If you are talking about becoming a professional badminton player you enter competitions and beg people to sponsor you and if you do well earn prize money.
     

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