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    Default 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.

    Enough talk,
    I am happy to be registered here and hope I get some good tips to improve my game.

    Best regards,

    Chris

    PS: This is my first English-speaking forum so please correct me if you find spelling mistakes or grammatical errors. Thanks!

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    Your English is first rate!
    Welcome and have fun at BC!

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    it should say: "Monnemer"...;-)

    They have 2 good clubs in Mannheim, UBC and Waldhof. You play in one of them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by |_Footwork_| View Post
    it should say: "Monnemer"...;-)

    They have 2 good clubs in Mannheim, UBC and Waldhof. You play in one of them?
    It would sound more like "Monnema" but you are right.

    I am currently not playing in a badminton club but I thought about it. Which one is better for intermediates? I want professional training to learn the techniques.

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    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...

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    Quote Originally Posted by |_Footwork_| View Post
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    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...
    This is why I thought about playing in a club. I watched so many videos on Youtube and learned so much but without sharp eyes from a trainer you can't do it right.
    I really want to learn how to play like Taufik Hidayat, but that's a really long (maybe neverending) way.

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    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...!

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    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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