Thanks for visiting us!

Badminton Central is a free community for fans of badminton! If you find anything useful here please consider registering to see more content and get involved with our great community users, it takes less than 15 seconds! Everybody is welcome here.

Click here for a FREE account!

Just a Singaporean who enjoys the sport

Discussion in 'Introduction' started by weiling, Dec 12, 2007.

  1. weiling

    weiling New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2007
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Bt Timah
    Hello all,

    I am a Singaporean, 25 years old. I didn't expect such an active forum when I started googling for people to play badminton regularly with. Nice to meet you!

    I have never received any formal training in badminton. I just enjoy an occasional game with friends and badminton happens to be one of my favourite sports. So in a bid to getting fitter in the new year, I hope to play it on a regular basis.

    Obviously, I am new. I am not really sure how things work around here. May I ask how I should go about getting started? When and where is the next game and how do I join? I reckon I would need to get my own racket? Is there anything else I would need?

    Once again, I am very happy to have found this group and can't wait to get started. Thanks for reading this and have a nice day!
     
  2. chris-ccc

    chris-ccc Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2006
    Messages:
    26,910
    Likes Received:
    11
    Occupation:
    Professional Badminton Coach & Badminton Promoter
    Location:
    Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    'Places to play / Local Events' in Singapore

    Hi weiling,

    Welcome to Badminton Central !!! :):):)

    It is best for you to read, and perhaps to bookmark, this link located at:
    http://www.badmintoncentral.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=86

    This link is for the 'Places to play / Local Events' in Singapore.

    Cheers... chris@ccc
    :):):)
     
  3. Oldhand

    Oldhand Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2005
    Messages:
    7,541
    Likes Received:
    121
    Occupation:
    Broadcast Systems Integration
    Location:
    Asia
    chris is, as usual, right :)
    That thread would be your best doorway into BC's infobase.

    I notice that your location is Bukit Timah.
    One great place to play would be the Assumption English School on Upper Bukit Timah Road, just before the turn-off into Cashew Road.

    Try to meet Mr Tang Eng Han (a former Singapore national player)... he organises the sessions there... and they play every evening.
    You should be able to find someone both to partner with and play against :)

    Welcome to BC :)
     
  4. ctjcad

    ctjcad Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2004
    Messages:
    19,144
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    u.s.a.
    Welcome aboard..

    ..BCBF, weiling!..As for starters, i think you've found the right place to start...Anyway, glad you could join us and make yourself at home; take your time in exploring this forum and enjoy the many sub-forums and different topics being offered in BC!;):cool:
     
  5. ants

    ants Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2002
    Messages:
    13,157
    Likes Received:
    21
    Occupation:
    Entrepreneur , Modern Nomad
    Location:
    Malaysian Citizen of the World
    Welcome to BCBF.. feel free at home.
     
  6. Loh

    Loh Regular Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2002
    Messages:
    14,789
    Likes Received:
    330
    Occupation:
    Stock Broker
    Location:
    Singapore Also Can
    Welcome on board Weiling!

    There are quite a number of active Singaporeans here who may be of help.
    If you look into the thread under "Singapore", I'm sure you'll find many groups playing at different places. You may be able to find one suitable to your needs.

    Hope you'll enjoy your stay here. :)
     
  7. Xinguy

    Xinguy Regular Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2007
    Messages:
    677
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Part Time Club Player...
    Location:
    badminton court in Singapore;)
    Hi welcome to the forum weiling, there's lot of place to join for playing games here:)
     
  8. koo_fan

    koo_fan Regular Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2007
    Messages:
    2,854
    Likes Received:
    3
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    Shah Alam
    u will be favourite forumer here.
    welcome my singaporean friend.
    have a great time here .n enjoy the discussions.
     
  9. weiling

    weiling New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2007
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Bt Timah
    Thanks all for the warm welcome! This sounds fabulous and I'm looking forward to perhaps meeting some of you soon. Cheers and have a nice day!
     
  10. Notnimdab729

    Notnimdab729 Regular Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2005
    Messages:
    864
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Deputy General Manager
    Location:
    Singapore
    Welcome to BC forum

    Hi Weiling,
    Welcome to BC forum and look for the places to play under Singapore and u will find there are so many venues u can choose. ;) As for Bt Timah areas, there are places like Assumption School, Salvation Army, SMU and NIE. Alternatively u may choose to play at C.C or Sports Halls.:)
    Just look at the venues n schedules of plays, u will find a suitable one for yrself.:D
    Lee:D
     
  11. wocdam

    wocdam Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2007
    Messages:
    555
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Professional
    Location:
    Lion City
    Weiling, maybe u can get some friends to play at SPE sports hall. It's rather underused there. and happy surfing around
     
  12. flyingfox

    flyingfox Regular Member

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2007
    Messages:
    1,312
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Northeast
    but .. but ..

    so far no single thread looking for beginner or entry level player :crying: .. except those asking for coach .. :D

    no offence :p
     
  13. mengmengmeng

    mengmengmeng Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2008
    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    TV Director
    Location:
    Bukit Timah
    Hi Weiling,

    I've been thinking about taking up badminton again to keep fit and for fun and such. I'm 26, but I've not played badminton is a long time, maybe a few years. I think I used to be pretty decent when I was younger. I was selected for my primary school badminton squad... and nearly won an interclass contest (haha!), but no never had any formal training, and regret not staying in that ECA when i was younger hahaha.

    So given the new year and all... (and i think a somewhat similar to you) wanted to try to and play a sport for fun again... and thought badminton would be the most natural thing to try and take up again, even before i take up anything else.

    I live in Bkt Timah too. If you do figure out where others play and such, please let me know or call me along ok? or we can play together?

    (or maybe someone on this forum could offer a better solution?)

    sincerely,
    Yew Meng
    mengmengmeng@gmail.com
     
  14. extremenanopowe

    extremenanopowe Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2005
    Messages:
    12,271
    Likes Received:
    2
    Occupation:
    Chief Coach. Get only NCAP/NROC certified coach. C
    Location:
    SG. Go for NCAP-L2 certified coach.
    Welcome. Not sure if ACS barker hall is still there.
     
  15. Smichz

    Smichz Regular Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2006
    Messages:
    3,854
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Student,Tour guide,Marketer
    Location:
    Beijing,Guilin,K.L & Jakarta
    Welcome n enjoy ur stay in BC!!
     
  16. crosscourt

    crosscourt Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2006
    Messages:
    364
    Likes Received:
    1
    Occupation:
    Legal
    Location:
    Shanghai/London
    Hi weiling. welcome to the forum. I can't help on places to play in Singapore I'm afraid! The only thing you need apart from a racket is a pair of trainers with non-marking gym-soles.
     

Share This Page