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  • I keep playing as usual

    199 40.04%
  • I play more than usual

    145 29.18%
  • I play more seldom

    75 15.09%
  • I play some badminton, but engage more in other sports

    39 7.85%
  • I play badminton outdoors

    10 2.01%
  • I don't play badminton during summer

    29 5.84%
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    I have always played through summer for several reasons.

    Generally attendance at the clubs is lower so more games and good opportunity to concentrate on improving on yr weaknesses

    To maintain sharpness on court.

    I also tend to think that if you can play through hot sticky summers, it makes it easier to cope with tough winter matches.

    Mind you I think my knees would rather have a break.

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    What if Singapore is 365 days of summer? Hot and humid.

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    I play seldom (less) because:

    1. I travel a lot during summer (usually)
    2. The school will "shrink" the badminton schedule (session hours) in summer since there are less people here in summer

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    I play the same.

    Although unlike Kwun who is satisfied with only 365 days of badminton, I wish a year was more than 365 days so I could fit more badminton in.

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    What I have noticed is that the squads do not tend to play through the summer but have light training sessions to keep in with their workload as it were, where as the club players tend to keep playing all the way through the year and try to get in as much practice as they can because it is a more social setting.

    It would depend because squad players or advanced players would only do light sessions because they would tend not to enter competitions (because there are none) during the off season and would not need to keep up the same level of fitness, so would not play in order to recover from the season they have just completed.

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    Ondoor hall doesn't close so we play 52 weeks this year:-d! YAY!! Normally we have a 3 week stop:-(

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    summer = reduced gym hours = less play

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    Thank God we're in Singapore where the game is played the whole year round. Elsewhere, outside of the tropics, in countries with the four seasons, you need to be like Kwun who manages to play 365 days a year despite curtailed hours during Summer and Winter.

    Maybe that is also one reason why Asian players are more dominant in the game as they have more hours to train. But what of China? Well, if they shift their training venue to southern China, they can avoid the vagaries of the weather in the north.

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    Kwun's in the Bay Area ... what winter?

    -dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by armortec800
    What if Singapore is 365 days of summer? Hot and humid.
    Yeah! Singapore has summer all year round!

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    yeah Indonesia is same like S'pore.. it's summer everyday

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    Quote Originally Posted by mnda_315
    yeah Indonesia is same like S'pore.. it's summer everyday
    Yeah, it is always so hot around this region. Worse if it is humid. You get the "sticky" feeling. I hate it!

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    I wish I could play a whole lot. But I'm on holiday the year I get overly obsessed with the sport. The recreation centre near my place doesn't have very good time slots. During school, I'm not free for teen badminton every tuesday. I wish I could play on that day tho. Right now Im on holiday. I got a new racket. Wait.. I ordered one. But getting it 2 days from now. I can't wait. And when I finally get it, finding a place is gonna be so hard. That's what you get for loving a sport that if you want to really play, you need an indoor court.

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    Usually, the tournament schedule is from end September to end April. Then, we take a break from end April to mid June to recover menatlly and physically from the season. From mid-June, we begin the physical trainning and by the beginning of July, we start the trainning on court as well.

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    Anyone want to 'confess' to who voted for 'I don't play during the summer'? I noticed there was one vote for that.

    By the way, I play all year round but the hall closes from Christmas to New Years so I have some difficulty finding courts during that time.

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    My school gym closed for a lot of time during summer. As for July, they only open for about 5 days only and it's all in this week. So, I am thinking that I will play them all!
    Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday(Tournaments), and Sunday.......It's going to be rough.....and hot (90 degrees+ 'F all the time)

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    Usually in the season i play quite alot 5x a week once personal coaching club nite county coaching another clubs nite and i coach
    This summer its been 4x a week with personal coachin a club nite were i also coach another club nite were the focus is less on coachin and more on the poub afterwards and i do a coaching session as well

    the upshot of this is that since september 03 ive been playing 4x a week so now after a tendon damage problem in March this summer my knee 'collasped' now im a at least a month unable to hit a shuttle and looking to the new season and tournaments with questionning glances all at 16 ,my county manager isn't happy (also his son is my doubles partner )

    so less keep your eye in over summer but bewere a rest is a good idea

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