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Thread: quit badminton
05-02-2008, 09:59 AM #1
at what age do you seriously consider to stop the game, in order not to risk yourself for any injury and to live longer?
05-02-2008, 10:01 AM #2
Play in moderation, Never quit badminton!haha
05-02-2008, 10:04 AM #3
shall we play with those with the same standard or lower in order not to overstretch the body movement?
05-02-2008, 10:27 AM #4
one would only seriously quit badminton when the doctor recommends ie when your joints are seriously damaged and further playing could cause future mobility...
as for age, i hopefully wont stop playing badminton until the day i die =P
badminton 4 life!!!!!
05-02-2008, 11:09 AM #5
I don't think there is a good or standard answer for everyone, since it is quite up to yourself. Badminton is a highly competitive sports for a serious player. Its high competition brings a lot of pleasure but, in turn, injuries are inevitable, more or less. When you start to feel more pain than pleasure from badminton and you don't want to endure it, I think that is the time to go.
05-02-2008, 01:06 PM #6
I would say never....Theres a group of about 6-7 guys(used to be around a dozen) that play at least once a week, that are between 60-80 years old.I'm not sure how long they have been playing,I remember them playing there 20 years ago when I started. They dont move the fastest but they can still hit a bit. I can see me and my friends as being right were those guys are in the future.
05-02-2008, 06:51 PM #7
At unsw, there's guy that's around 80 years of age who still plays a bit, although he can't run much, but he can still hit hard
05-03-2008, 02:10 AM #8
If we're talking about online games on a gaming forum, I'd quit at 14, well that's what I did.. but I reckon that badminton is for almost everyone at any age.. 3 year olds to 80~90 year olds, etc..
05-03-2008, 01:46 PM #9
I'm 51, still going strong . Playing twice a week and I'm the oldest amongst my group of buddies averaging 30+. I believe if you keep on playing avoiding over exertion, you'll stay fit and healthy. Barring from any unforeseen illness or injury you can play untill you drop down dead.
No bluff..... my father (Table tennis fanatic and ex national coach) was still able to play the game untill a serious illness caught up with him at the age of 85. And won't you believe me... he never had the agony of a stroke.
05-03-2008, 11:59 PM #10
my dad is 60, and he still plays many open tournaments, where he beats kids in their teens. He still enjoys the game and is in great shape.
Also the world's oldest badminton player (according to the Guinness Book) was Henry Paynter, who played badminton until the age of 96!
So the rest of us have no excuse to quit playing
05-04-2008, 12:01 AM #11
stop playing? never
stop competing? probably when i am 40-50
05-04-2008, 01:57 AM #12
If u ever played at ITE Ang Mo Kio, there is a group of old men who are in their 60s to 80s still going strong. Well, as I know of, in Suzhou, the senior citizen aged 87 still playing badminton. Of course not with young guys lah, but with those of 50s,60s and above. Quited? Never!!! They play from Monday till Friday....every morning. Till drop pengsan lah.
05-04-2008, 11:38 AM #13
I'll keep on playing until I can't move or swing my arms!
05-04-2008, 06:28 PM #14
05-04-2008, 06:59 PM #15
Oldest player of my club is 84-years-old, who can still jump & smash. Why stops if you can play. Enjoy the game as you can.
05-04-2008, 07:33 PM #16
05-06-2008, 12:13 PM #17
It's a very individual question. I.E. it depends on you, there's no set age.
I've seen one guy, 90 years old, still fast and accurate. does he have aches and pains? Sure, just like any other 90 year old. But he can still kick some butt and he loves it.
Then again, I used to know another guy, around 62 or 63. had to stop from knee and elbow injury. he was sad but his body could not take anymore without unacceptable risk. (i.e. he didn't want to risk not being able to walk anymore).
so, uh, in a round about way i guess i'm trying to say, it depends on the person.
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