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Thread: DeathSticks from San Jose!
09-01-2009, 10:42 PM #1
DeathSticks from San Jose!
Hey im DeathSticks, dam i wanna get a new user name ;O.
Anyway, i can't remember if i made one of these intro thread when i first joined.
Im from San jose and i attend Yerbua Buena High School.
Currently a Sophmore. I don't have any intentions in joining badminton this year cause of the 200$ price tag on joining sports .
I did join my school's badminton team in freshman year.
It was actually my first time playing badminton, i was realy bad when i first played, not that bad though!
Me and my partner played doubles, and we first landed varsity 1, but ended the season at 3rd position.
With 1 season of practice and matches me and my partner won a total of 6 or 7 games out of 18. It wasent that bad, i mean it was my first year after all.
After all that, its 6 months since i've started badminton.
And i've become one of the best at my school.
But this year our school is gunna bomb every match, so people in css B league can count Yerbua Buena as a auto win haha.
I learned how to play badminton by watching people and world tournys
and i only recived coaching 2-4 times.
Place i've been to play badminton are:
Bintang/BBC/Smash City and many high schools' open gyms
And i like to play tennis to!
I started playing tennis before badminton actualy
i use badminton techniques in tennis alot :X
What do ya think?
Last edited by Deathsticks; 09-01-2009 at 10:51 PM.
09-01-2009, 10:54 PM #2
Sounds like you're doing fine!
Keep it up.
(and Deathsticks is a cool name, why change?)
09-02-2009, 02:52 AM #3
sounds like your enjoying yourself. always important
just uhm... dont use your wrist in tennis >.< dont want to see something explode or shatter
09-02-2009, 04:05 AM #4
i use deathsticks as online game name so yea....
i tend to use heavy wrist when slicing or high forehands :P
its more safe
09-02-2009, 01:20 PM #5
Anyway, keep on coming back & enjoy surfing in here!
09-02-2009, 01:44 PM #6
They Should make the bay area MidCal or something XD
but I don't know much about tennis so i'm sure you're fine
09-02-2009, 02:05 PM #7
Mid or Central??..
So, you're going to UC Davis, eh?? I heard there is quite a population of Asian students..
Actually for the apportionment, the NorCal region comprises of the beautiful Bay Area all the way up to the Oregon/Cal border. Then CenCal comprises of Bakersfield area all the way up to the San Jose/Gilroy border. And then the SoCal or LoCal region comprising of the Bakersfield/Ventura Co. area all the way down to the Mexico/U.S. border.
Last edited by ctjcad; 09-02-2009 at 02:08 PM.
09-02-2009, 04:41 PM #8
Heh yea UCD has a lot of Asians indeed, and thus, there's a high competition for the badminton courts too >.<
I didn't even know we had a central California. Nearly 18 years of living in this wondrous state and all I knew was SoCal and NorCal. Haha I only found out last year that "hella" was a NorCal only colloquialism. Til then, I thought EVERYONE said it >.<
thanks for the info tho! Incidentally where are you from?
09-02-2009, 05:19 PM #9
ahh UCD supports badminton?
btw If u are willing to travel a few miles
asbys and BBC isnt that far
09-02-2009, 05:25 PM #10
Well, UCD has a badminton club that competes, and our Activities and Recreation Center has a multipurpose room with capabilities for 6 full size courts, and our Hickey Gym (don't laugh at the name) has capabilities for 8 courts. The pavilion used to be capable of 6, but it was just remodeled so I have no clue about that now.
09-02-2009, 06:41 PM #11
Btw, here's a thread which has a link showing the baddy facilities in the Bay Area/NorCal..BBC in Dublin is one, the other closer facility to Davis is GGBC in Emeryville.
09-03-2009, 06:38 AM #12
welcome to the forum and have fun here!
09-03-2009, 08:12 AM #13
Deathsticks! Let's play badminton together :]
Even though transportation fee and stuff are more expensive, you should still join the team just for the fun of it! Plus, more experience in badminton!
One of my teachers said that it is actually illegal for schools to collect money for classes, sports, etc. The reason is because it is a public school; it is suppose to be paid for by the government. Not sure if this is completely true though :/ But of course, the budget cuts killed everything.
Last edited by Jing09; 09-03-2009 at 08:20 AM.
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09-03-2009, 04:07 PM #16
I still want to see that smash of yours that hits 4 - 6 inches away from the service line. Don't think I've forgotten that post of yours. Haha.
09-03-2009, 05:08 PM #17
Sometimes those clubs/social groups are not part of the school/premise and would need to apply some kind of paperwork to be allowed.
Partly, it has to do with the profit/non-profit issue; which means certain clubs/social group could charge people for activities while using the public facility.
However, i've also encountered scenarios where the schools/colleges, themselves, actually open up their facility and actually charge people (students or non-students) for activities.
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