At Friday club last week, my husband taught me a valuable lesson at the net. I played against him and he wanted me to step to his net drops, hitting them down rather than straight back to him. He did this relentlessly! I missed most of them frustratingly and when I did finally start stepping… Continue reading 48. Badminton update
So I have had my shorter hair for just over a month now and to be honest, I am loving it! It is so easy to look after and maintain. It looks and feels a lot healthier. Although, I can't say I don't miss my long locks sometimes, of course I do and I look… Continue reading 47. Hair and badminton diet update!
The split step is something that has been mentioned to me on various occasions, but I have never really understood it. If asked to do it I would jump on the spot before heading in the direction of the shuttlecock. This seemed like a huge waste of time and energy to me. Turns out, I… Continue reading 46. A tennis ball in badminton!
So when I first started playing badminton, I was told that a good serve would set the foundation for my games and would mean that I stood a chance when playing. I took this on board and was shown how to do a backhand low serve. I was told for my serve to be legal,… Continue reading 45. ‘The Server’
At Friday club my husband implemented a pegboard system as lately we have had far too many people and not enough games. He has played via this system many times so knows it well, but it was completely new to me. He made the pegboard himself, the clever cookie! The top row shows the four… Continue reading 44. Friday club has a new system!
On Sunday I had a fantastic coaching session! Usually in group coaching our coach decides what we will learn, which is fine, but on Sunday I had a different coach who asked me what my concerns are. That made me think. What are my concerns? When put on the spot, I could only think of… Continue reading 43. All I do is learn, learn, learn! 🙂
So as you know on Friday evening I participated in my first ever badminton tournament! I was so excited that I booked a half day off work, so that I could come home and have a nap before going. I'm so glad I did this because I hardly slept the night before! I don't know… Continue reading 42. My first ever badminton tournament!