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Thread: A fanatic dane in Luxembourg
06-03-2004, 03:09 PM #1
A fanatic dane in Luxembourg
I'm a 37 year old dane located in Luxembourg (that's an independant country in Europe, for those of you who aren't familiar with it ).
My badminton history in my youth is pretty standard - started early, dropped out when I started noticing girls for more than their mixed-doubles skills , and never really went back to the game, but spend all my free time playing tournament ten-pin bowling,
3 years ago, after a break of 15 years away from the game, I moved to a part of Luxembourg where I would have had to drive for hours to get to a bowling alley, but they did (and still do) have an active badminton club in the area. Out of the need for some kind of physical regular exercise (I work full time with computer-programming, and my belly and pulse rate shows it !) I went to practice, and what do you know - I fell in love with the game all over. In fact, I'm pretty sure I never was as crazy about the game in my youth as I am now
Badminton in Luxembourg is not very big, the national sport here being nine-pin bowling ("Kegeln"), go figure , but this small country actually do have produced an amazing amount of world champions in this sport, so.... At least we have a national federation, under IBF, with a league system and cup-matches for club teams. We also have a "Masters Tournament" for individuals and doubles. The homepage of the federation is www.feluba.lu. (and the homepage of my club is www.bcwolz.org, should you be interessted ).
The one really big problem in luxembourgish badminton is the lack of female players. 19 out of 20 clubs have many male players who would like to play on a team in the leagues, but they don't have enough female players (here a team consists of 4-5 male players and 2-3 female players).
When playing badminton in Denmark I never ever thought about the choice of material, but since, more by accident than anything else, I experienced a huge bust in my own performance when I bought a new racket, I've become very interessted in this topic, and hope to learn a lot more about it here .
I've just ordered my very first stringing machine (Victor's M2003), and I hope I'll be able to learn a lot about choice of strings and tension through experimenting around, and from this forum.
take care and have fun
BTW, the nickname only refers to people typing in all uppercase
06-03-2004, 03:29 PM #2
welcome to BF hatecapletters, you found the right place if you're a badminton fanatic as you say!
(and I agree with your nickname! )
06-03-2004, 03:34 PM #3
thanks for the welcome (that was quick lol).
I'm so fanatic that I'm trying to form a summer practice community for all fanatics in Luxembourg. Most players/clubs have completely stopped practice from the end of may to the beginning of september, but I need MORE !!!!! (you can tell by the uppercases that I'm serious here ). I hope to get a nice mix of skills and genders together, so that we can keep having effective practice sessions all summer long.
How is it elsewhere, do you all make that long a break ?!?!
take care all
06-03-2004, 03:43 PM #4
I usually don't take any break during summer (my club is open all year long), but I think it might be different this summer as I have been spending A LOT of time in badminton this year, and I REALLY need a break if I want to maximize my motivation for next season! (you can tell by the uppercases that I'm serious here too! haha )
06-03-2004, 05:26 PM #5
Welcome to BadmintonCentral/BadmintonForum!
06-03-2004, 05:52 PM #6Originally Posted by hatecapletters
Wow another person who actually capitalises the first letter of each sentence, maybe we can try to drag up the standard of grammar on this site
06-04-2004, 01:25 AM #7
(it's difficult to remember your nickname!)
i am eva from jakarta, indonesia and i am glad to have you here in this forum. although i am not the moderator *glances a sneaky look to kwun LOL* but i feel like i "own" this forum too HEHE
hope you enjoy your stay here *wink*
06-04-2004, 03:31 AM #8
Nice to feel welcomeOriginally Posted by Pecheur
ChesireCat >> Not to worry, I plan to be all over this site from now on, so you'll learn it soon enough
Thank you all for the nice welcome, and it's nice to hear that it isn't "normal" to have as long a summer break as we have here
take care all
06-04-2004, 06:30 AM #9Originally Posted by hatecapletters
Where do you play in Luxembourg, which club? is it Wolz?
06-04-2004, 06:37 AM #10Originally Posted by ManuelUK
06-04-2004, 06:41 AM #11Originally Posted by hatecapletters
I play in Schifflange, but currently in the UK.
I try to come over here and then!! I miss all the good coaching and training possiblities from Luxembourg. The way they train here in the UK is not so good, or not the way I am used to it. Only playing doubles does not improve my game a lot.
06-04-2004, 09:29 AM #12Originally Posted by ManuelUK
If you come to Luxembourg in the summer send me message and you can come up and try it for yourself
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