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07-08-2012, 04:24 PM #1
Inquisitive and ambitious novice from Germany
Hi to all badminton fans,
my name is Chris and I am a 23 years old college student from Germany.
As some of you can see on my nickname I am from a city called Mannheim.
The first time I played badminton was in physical education at school. I liked it from the beginning but never thought about it till the last year.
I had watched a youtube video from Taufik Hidayat and his phenomenal backhand smash when I got caught. I was infected by this great sport.
Since then I played with friends at my level of skill once or sometimes twice a month.
I watched more and more badminton videos and tried to learn the correct techniques.
I can't rate my level of skill but I think it is maybe in between a greenhorn and an advanced player.
I am able to play a clear from my own backcourt to the opponents backcourt, somtimes I hit a good smash but this is not the case.
After watching this youtube video last week, I noticed that my stroke is wrong.
So I grabed my racket and did some dry runs at home. At the court I didn't hit all shuttles as I wanted but the shuttlespeed inceases a lot.
I am happy to be registered here and hope I get some good tips to improve my game.
PS: This is my first English-speaking forum so please correct me if you find spelling mistakes or grammatical errors. Thanks!
07-08-2012, 05:59 PM #2
Your English is first rate!
Welcome and have fun at BC!
07-09-2012, 07:22 AM #3
it should say: "Monnemer"...;-)
They have 2 good clubs in Mannheim, UBC and Waldhof. You play in one of them?
07-09-2012, 07:37 AM #4
07-09-2012, 07:39 AM #5
don't know nowadays. waldhof used to be better in terms of higher level play. you can certainly have a probetraining in both clubs...! i would suggest any beginner to play in a good club. what you learn there can not be learned by just training on your own...
07-09-2012, 08:03 AM #6
I really want to learn how to play like Taufik Hidayat, but that's a really long (maybe neverending) way.
07-09-2012, 08:29 AM #7
maybe it's better not to start with the goal of becoming as good as an olympic champion...
just work hard and try to become a better player every day. then you'll see were you can get...!
07-09-2012, 08:35 AM #8
Shure, my goal is to become better and better. Being as good as Taufik isn't possible for me but it's a neverending goal you can practice on and on.
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