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Thread: Is it too late?
07-16-2006, 11:43 AM #1
Is it too late?
Hi, I am currently starting my first year of county (in england) at the age of 15, if i want to become a badminton player, how do achieve this? and what are the stages i need to go through. Will i get recognised or is it too late?
07-16-2006, 02:22 PM #2
well. there's always a bigger fish...When I was 13 I was playing at the 'top' youth competion. A grade. all my opponents were at least 16, at 14 I was beatign them. Sounds impressing..truth is: all the real talents don't even play youth-competition...
I know at least 5 13 year old playing 4th national division (wich really is an accomplishment, at current statstics all 5 are ranked top 200 mens singles nationally) I knew this, so it wasn't really a big let down to knwo there's a step above....
moral: let it pass...you can always enjoy badminton wihtout being of world-level. World-top is only for 100 people, and they train at least 30 hours a week!
Theoretically: you can, if you are talented, can afford to drop the rest of your life and have supportive people around you...
My vision: don't set such a goal, you'll end up dissapointed. make your goal "I love badminton, and I'm goign to practise as hard as a can (and enjoy it) and get the maximum out of myself...wether my peak is 3th division (national) or top 10 worldwide..."
I was trying to find "so you wanna be a star?" or badders.net but I can't find it...
07-17-2006, 03:04 AM #3
07-17-2006, 11:43 AM #4
Excellent advice jerby
07-17-2006, 04:10 PM #5
Thanks Dropper. and wood_chuck.
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