What is best age to start ?

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  1. chinek

    chinek Regular Member

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    Hi ,

    I would like my daughter to learn and love badminton like her dad.she's 4 years old now but I am not sure when is the best age for kids to get started in badminton. Any suggestions ?
    Any one has young kids that play ?

    Chin
     
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    Its never too young to start.. the younger the better.. just look around for some proper coaching classes avaliable around your neighbourhood. i have seen kids around the age of 7 years old playing badminton with their parents. the most important thing of all, she must like it before you start enrolling it for her. Forcing her is not a good idea, she might regret next time (when she understands what is best for her). Consult her views.. Wish you luck in finding a good coach for her and wish her all the best.. who knows.. she might be the next lady to represent your country in badminton competitions in the world arena!
     
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    good to start young

    I have a 9 yr old brother and i have to say that he is pretty good at badminton, considering the fact that he started not too long ago. I play with him as much as i can to train and let him get a feel of how the game is like.

    As for your daughter, i think that it is o.k that you let her have a feel as to how the game is like. Make it fun each time you play and as she gets older, teach her the techniques needed for the game. But for now, start with the basics like how to hold the racquet, standing into position and serving.:)
     
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    i started playing when i was about 9 or 10 with my mum over the washing line :p, i only started propper coaching at about 13 but i wish id started sooner. As has been said before your daughter must WANT to play badminton, id suggest maybe about 8? if she wants to start playing before this then go ahead though. Young kids can find it hard with the net being that much taller than they are and using large racquets.
     
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    Here's a disscussion regarding what's the age when pros starts badminton <- interesting facts to know ;)
    http://www.badmintoncentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=23230&highlight=age+start+han
     
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    i started when I was 12, and after 1 year, i got to the leve I am today (note:Im 13 years old lol), and Ive gotta say Im pretty good, but I know a guy thats liek 4'6 and in grade 5, and he has a sick smash, it doesn't matter about the age, its more so about determination, and how muchthey enjoy playing.
     
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    Hey Chin.. If you want to find her a coach.. try taking her to Kilsyth Stadium on Sundays; 10AM - 12PM. Its only $4 per junior player. I play there every Friday night for Junior comps. Its pretty good. But i've only been there twice for training, there are small groups but the coaches are pretty good; nice people.

    As she grows older, you can take her to Kilsyth on Friday nights if you want or anywhere else that holds comps. There's a competition thing that goes on every Friday night for Juniors are Doncaster.

    PM if you want more info, i'll look further into it for you :)
     
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    A competition for 4 year old kids?
    You must be kidding me :confused:

    The best thing for your daughter to love badminton is for her to have fun first and foremost.
     
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    lol. i was fourteen last year and from that point to where i am now took me atleast one year. :p
     
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    hi

    Thanks for all your inputs. I'm not suggesting for her to start at 4 but rather trying to get a feel of when would be most suitable.
    Yes I think she would like the game ;she's bit like a boy and likes to hold the racquet even though it's a bit too big for her now.

    BTW I'm looking for some social players to play with in Melbourne preferably somewhere in the eastern or south eastern side. I mainly play doubles.

    Chin
     
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    lol.. didn't mean comp. for right now, was thinking of the future.. :(
     
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    Its ok to have ur daughter to start holding a badminton racket at 4yrs old. She can go for basic minor coaching when she reach age 6.
     
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    I would like to send my kids into a training camp this summer in our area. My kids age, 11, 9, and 8. I would like to know if it is allright for them to attend, since it would be on a daily basis, for 60 days, 3 hours a day. They are all healthy. But, can they withstand the training? Considering the fact that we are a tropical country. Will appreciate your inputs.
     
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    If your kids are crazy about badminton and love playing. Let them go if they want to, but don't force it on them.
     
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    i think peter gade start playing @ age 4. it's never too young IMO.
     
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    I started at age 7. Never too oung, agreed, as long as they want to go.
     
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    Lucky you..I wished I started around 7 years old. Sigh* I'm 15 now and right now I'm getting proper coaching. I just hope you'll see my name in the olympics one day. Dreaming****:)
     
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    I never had proper coaching till I was 19. But I've always been injured so I never really practiced much till I was 20. I'm still recovering by the way from an old injury...
     
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    Typically it won't hurt to let them try it out at 5-6 years old. My own kid started at about that age and coaching makes all the difference.

    Aside from holding the racket properly, hitting the shuttle at the right spot, moving around the court with better fluidity and overall nicer form to watch, they also build up endurance needed to play this sport.

    In the beginning I debated whether it was worthwhile paying proper coaching to see the coach feeding shuttles over the net for my kid to hit just to train hand-eye coordination but I understand now that is also very important.
     
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    Please allow me to re-phrase my question:

    What is the best age for the kids to attend a rigid training?

    Because, I heard that Indonesian junior players, as early as
    10 years old are attending such program.
     

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