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Thread: Time to give up badminton???
11-07-2012, 10:41 AM #35
It's OK. I'm resolved to do this. My daughter has recently been behaving quite good ever since I told her I would quit badminton so she can do martial arts. We'll see how long that lasts.
My wife has veto power...so there's still a chance I won't be gone from badminton too long. As with everything...things/situations can change.
11-07-2012, 10:43 AM #36
It is a delimma, but a good one to have; a new memeber to the family. Believe me, they grow up a lot faster than you think; before you know it, like I told you last night, my oldest girl will be 22 in a couple of weeks, she don't even play badminton with her old man anymore, I am just too slow for her =).
Badminton certainly could be a very economical sport, just find a group to play and settle with your current racquets, $400 a year will get you a long way. I know a couple of groups with be excellent for you and your buddy.
Badminton is also a excellent family sport as well, as you know all my kids play and so as my wife. A lot of time is all about finding the right group to accommadate the variance of levels within your family. My group on Saturday afternoon is good example, as my younger kids is playing with my friends kids, friends wifes are playing together and I got to play with my buddies and some other drop-in crews. There is always a solution, I am sure you will find your sweet spot.
11-07-2012, 11:00 AM #37
Definitely will consider joining a group (once my newborn isn't that much of a handful ).
It is my hope that my kids will also develop an interest in badminton. Then it's easier to allocate $$ for it.
Time will tell.
11-07-2012, 06:32 PM #38
Jusr checked local community centres. They have Karate for $50 (once a week for 10 weeks). Downside is it's for 6yrs old and up. Future possibilities.
11-07-2012, 09:58 PM #39
11-07-2012, 10:31 PM #40
Not sure what level you are at but the Richmond Badminton Club plays Tues/Thurs/Sun evenings at a school gym and they use feathers. All levels of players and cost is pretty reasonable ($155/season for one night a week, $260/season for two nights and $365/season for three nights). The season/schedule usually starts Oct to May (during school year) and break for the summer.
$800 to $1000/year is pretty expensive and as Tedski can attest to, it depends on what you are seeking out of badminton.
11-08-2012, 07:29 AM #41
oh yeah, don't forget that there is no winter or summer in Indonesia. maybe we have eid, but it is only for 1 month. the rest? you can play anytime you want! (usually the place close around 10 or 12 at night)
let's migrate to Indonesia lol!
11-09-2012, 08:55 AM #42
11-09-2012, 01:44 PM #43
No need for daycare when your child is already learning martial arts! haha just joking.
But like everyone has said, I'm pretty sure you will find a way. Maybe just change it to playing a lot less? You don't have to quit it all together. Playing less will make it more enjoyable because you will be craving it.
11-15-2012, 10:14 AM #44
How abt reducing frequency of play? You will still enjoy the game...
11-15-2012, 10:51 AM #45
My bad investment property is finally being rented out in December. So it'll help with the cash flow. But I don't think I can continue with my current singles session (once a week for an hour).
I'll probably get back into badminton around March-April 2013 timeframe (a few months after baby is born) if my wife will let me . Maybe join a group (with my friend cuz I'll feel bad of leaving him out) instead to lessen the costs when I get back.
11-17-2012, 06:55 AM #46
11-17-2012, 09:24 AM #47
Dang! Looks like you just have to sell one of your many properties and you can have karate and badminton for the whole family!
11-17-2012, 09:49 AM #48
Play on mate, play on!!
11-17-2012, 11:30 AM #49
I just have the one bad property that's bleeding money.
11-18-2012, 08:51 AM #50
I am not sure how much you guys over there are paying but over here, playing (doubles) to keep fit, we play once a week for 3 hours with 2 courts. The fees are RM100.00 for 3 months including courts fees and shuttles and you play till you drop. We are surely very lucky over here.
Hope you don't have to give up the sport.
11-19-2012, 05:07 AM #51