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Somewhere to play in eastern suburbs for introvert?

Discussion in 'Australia / New Zealand' started by chrisw, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. chrisw

    chrisw Regular Member

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    Looking for somewhere to play in eastern suburbs Sydney. I am an introvert and am not into socializing. I don't talk much and not into making friends. I just want to have a few games of badminton. I am an intermediate player. Anyone know some place which will be perfect for me?
     
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    Solitary confinement will be perfect for you.
    You wouldn't be welcome where I play :eek:

    But, um, I don't know about Down Under.
     
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    Yes, there are actually people like me in this world. There are not many of us but we do exist. I don't hate people, I'm just anti-social but I am a nice guy.:)
     
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    Bring out those shy, quiet and hidden introvert Badminton players into the open

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    chrisw ... You would probably not find such Badminton clubs in Sydney.

    Having come from Sydney myself, and being actively involved in Sydney Badminton Association activities, I can tell you that players who joined clubs are interested in socialising and in clubs' activities.

    For players who do not, they usually do not join clubs. They find their own friends and hire their own courts to play privately.

    So, I thought your thread should be titled "Introverts required for Badminton private session in Eastern Suburbs". :p:p:p

    Good Luck to you. Hope that you can bring out those shy, quiet and hidden introvert Badminton players into the open.

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    Interesting, maybe I should try that.

    Please note that introverts are not necessarily shy. Many people mistakenly believe they are shy because they do not talk much. For people who have trouble understanding introverts or extroverts here is a good starting point:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extraversion_and_introversion
     
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    Social Badminton Clubs are formed for people who like to interact with fellow players

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    Sorry chrisw ... I am not trying to be rude. :eek::eek::eek:

    I am saying that Social Badminton Clubs are formed for people wanting to interact with one another socially while we have games of Badminton.

    From how you have started this thread, it appears that you are only interested in playing Badminton and nothing else. That's why I suggested that you form your private group (just for Badminton).

    In my Badminton club, we always go for supper together after our games. Sometimes many enjoyed the social aspect more than the Badminton games itself. Our whole session of Badminton games together with our supper later is like our weekly party. :):):)

    Reading Badminton Central you would notice that many BCers gather to watch Badminton tournament matches together. They organise to get together to socialise. Otherwise, they would just ignore everyone else and go to watch the matches by themselves.

    I am not saying which is right or wrong. I am saying that Social Badminton Clubs in Sydney (and in most parts of Australia) are formed for people who like to interact with fellow players.

    :):):)
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    Someone says that Social Badminton Clubs are formed for people wanting to interact with one another socially while we have games of Badminton. I don't agree with it. I think a badminton club is a club which most importantly promotes the badminton for players who are interested in this sport, not for socialising. I would think some "Social Badminton Clubs" are run by incompetent people for the wrong reasons.

    There are different kinds of people/players. Not everyone joins a club to socialise with people and no club should refuse players who just want to play badminton games. In fact, I think the latter type of players are preferred than the first type of players.

    I left my previous club a few years ago because there was a small group of people who only like to promote talking about others rather than promoting badminton. I formed the current Club which don't refuse introverts or extroverts as long as they are not rude people and they like to play badminton. Of course, we respect each other in the club. So Chris, if you want to join us for a few games, you may send me message for further details. We are located in the southern suburb of Sydney, not too far from eastern suburb. I got players coming from Maroubra and city. We run sessions on Saturday and Sunday afternoon.
     
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    Introvert in badminton

    That's a very strange concept I think, as unless you just hit the shuttle against the wall, you must interact to some degree with the other people on the court you play with and against.

    Being introverted I know does not mean you are the centre of the party but it also doesn't mean you close yourself off completely to other people either, especially ones that you actually have a major thing in common with, being that you enjoy playing badminton.

    Badminton is a sport to be enjoyed and half the fun is to socialise with the other players. I have had plenty of games against people who just want to hit the shuttle and not say 2 words, and I think why bother to get on the court at all, just go play golf or some other sport which doesn't require you to interact with other players.
     
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    Badminton is a sport to be enjoyed and half the fun is to socialise with people

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    From the quoted link (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extraversion_and_introversion), we have a question to ask: Is chrisw a '100% Introvert'? If he is, then it would be probably difficult for clubs to accept him. :(

    What chrisw has said; "I am an introvert and am not into socializing. I don't talk much and not into making friends. I just want to have a few games of badminton", indicates that he would turn up at Badminton and play independently. It's not a surprise that Oldhand said "You wouldn't be welcome where I play".

    Fortunately, it's great to see that magicinsports understands him and has come in for the rescue. :):):)
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    chris@ccc, I think you misunderstood me a little. I wasn't trying to be rude. You sound like a very nice person.

    Maybe I'm misunderstanding the concept of clubs, but are all clubs about socialising? I just thought that maybe there were some clubs out there which simply placed more emphasis on playing badminton rather than social activities. You seem to use the words "Social Badminton Clubs", so that's why I'm curious. Some people may not have the time or desire to socialise or may prefer to do other things outside of the badminton circle.


    Thank you for your input. I can only speak for myself, but when I play any sport whether it be golf, tennis, badminton or whatever, I'm very much engrossed in the technical aspects of the game as well as the emotive responses I derive from playing. I love the feeling of adrenaline pumping through my body or the feeling of satisfaction after hitting a perfectly executed shot. I don't actually care much for winning because I don't believe that winning means all that much. I respect my opponents. I just love the act of playing the game.

    I think that people should understand that not all people play sports for the same reasons. I think this can be applied to other aspects of our lives. We always seem think that everyone should be like "us" and that other people who do not conform to our way of thinking are weird. But people are different. They may think and feel differently. Some people love to socialise, others not so much. We are just different and if we are more excepting of each other's differences, then I think the world would be better for it.
     
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    ChrisW,

    I think your concept of a (social) badminton club has no problem at all even though not all clubs have the same concept. Indeed, in my opinion, your concept is more reasonable that those who emphasise socialising rather than badminton. I don't imply that players won't interact with others. Of course, playing badminton would involve interaction, but not necessarily talking (especially about gossips) and eating all the time. Making friends is an individual likes and dislikes. It is purely voluntary and no criticism should be placed on anyone who doesn't socialise with others. We encourage a player to play with different players so that you can practise different skills. We encourage to improve badminton knowledge through practise and discussion with others. A genuine badminton club should aim for promoting badminton to players and public, and pursue in excellence of badminton skills and sportmanship. For those clubs who emphasise socialising and meeting people rather than badminton, badminton is just a means, not the aim. They should be called 'social clubs' not 'badminton clubs'... haha!
     
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    All members contribute time and effort to make the club ticks

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    Yes, Social Badminton Clubs are formed for people wanting to play Badminton as members. All members contribute time and effort to make the club ticks. And members have to interact by discussions and actions.

    We have to think of the work behind the scene. At our club, every member can voice his/her opinions on how things are to be done and in which directions our club should be heading, for example;
    * To enter Inter-Clubs Competitions
    * To play Friendly Matches with other clubs
    * To organise our own Internal Competitions
    * To provide proper training and coaching for members
    * To promote Badminton to beginners
    * To get together as a group to attend (watch) International Tournaments
    * etc, etc...

    Members get together at meetings to discuss things. And meetings are more enjoyable at dinning/supper tables than at office tables.

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