Sunday, October 21, 2012

Badminton, we will meet again

After spending the whole afternoon watching the delayed telecast of the semi finals of the BWF Denmark Open 2012 and going nervous for the local team, I can now understand the hype that surrounded everyone over the London Olympic badminton final between Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei. Both are exceptionally great players and their standards are on the same par with each other.

I must say that Lee won 2 straight sets over his opponent with not much difficulty, and I liked the way our male double's team (Koo Kien Kiat-Tan Boon Heong) played against their Danish counterparts, with Tan throwing a little trick here and there.

Credits to Littledown Sports Centre for the image

I love the whole badminton game; the speed, the strategies used to “kill” the opponent and the flexibility of the sport (it can be played indoors and outdoors alike) among other reasons. The Carries aren’t enthusiastic about it, though; one’s more into golf and hockey, kept pulling me towards the driving range with the hopes that I’ll fall in love with game. The other is an avid table tennis player and left the choice to me, not that she plays it nowadays.

Due to some obstacles, I’ve since stopped playing the sport for far too long now and am now having the thought of wanting to pick up the racquet again. With the smash, I can vent my ever-growing frustrations at life on the shuttlecock, not on my opponent.

I know it barely makes sense; it barely does even to me. >.<

Just watch this space out. I will blog about the day that I start playing again and polish my now-rusty skills. =D

6 comments:

  1. I enjoy watching badminton as well but I'm not a sporty person =)

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    1. Me too; I never could play the game with perfection either, Smitten.

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  2. I don't like badminton coz its too stuffy in the badminton courts.

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    1. Hey, Eve! In a windy area, there's no choice but to play it indoors. But then again, it's always cooler abroad.

      That's the reason why I've never played it indoors in the hot, humid weather. Can already imagine the accumulated sweat and the odor in the courts.

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  3. I don't know how to play Badminton!! We don't play it in Italy..but I tried once here in Uk...and I'm not really that good!! :)

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    1. I'm not that good in it either, Laura. Practice makes perfect, as they say. =D

      Is the sport popular in UK?

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