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Is it too late?

Discussion in 'General Forum' started by leo29, Jul 16, 2006.

  1. leo29

    leo29 Regular Member

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    Hi, I am currently starting my first year of county (in england) at the age of 15, if i want to become a badminton player, how do achieve this? and what are the stages i need to go through. Will i get recognised or is it too late?

    cheers,

    leo
     
  2. jerby

    jerby Regular Member

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    well. there's always a bigger fish...When I was 13 I was playing at the 'top' youth competion. A grade. all my opponents were at least 16, at 14 I was beatign them. Sounds impressing..truth is: all the real talents don't even play youth-competition...

    I know at least 5 13 year old playing 4th national division (wich really is an accomplishment, at current statstics all 5 are ranked top 200 mens singles nationally) I knew this, so it wasn't really a big let down to knwo there's a step above....

    moral: let it pass...you can always enjoy badminton wihtout being of world-level. World-top is only for 100 people, and they train at least 30 hours a week!

    Theoretically: you can, if you are talented, can afford to drop the rest of your life and have supportive people around you...

    My vision: don't set such a goal, you'll end up dissapointed. make your goal "I love badminton, and I'm goign to practise as hard as a can (and enjoy it) and get the maximum out of myself...wether my peak is 3th division (national) or top 10 worldwide..."

    I was trying to find "so you wanna be a star?" or badders.net but I can't find it...
     
  3. dropper

    dropper Regular Member

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    wood_22_chuck Regular Member

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    Excellent advice jerby :D

    -dave
     
  5. jerby

    jerby Regular Member

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    Thanks Dropper. and wood_chuck.:)
     

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