Day two of line judging as yesterday I was broken in so to speak.
Photo by Alan Spink – Action Photography
First up today Warwickshire lad Rhys Walker, how apt, as I coach the Under 13’s Warwickshire juniors at the Birmingham cell (not going to be biased then). Position 4, meant I was responsible for mopping the court, nice! So on several occasions I was called on court, for Rhys to tap the area where he wanted me to ‘mop’ (did not think my line calls were that bad as I could not see the sweat on court). Hey ho he lost in two.
Next duty was Rajiv Ouseph (4th seed) V. Vitaly Konov. I did very few judging calls the first game as Rajiv was my end of the court and he won. The second game my hand signals were called upon to give me more practice, much appreciated thanks Rajiv final score 2-0.
My third duty was mens doubles, English pair CHENG and McCARTHY v China Taipei pair HUANG and LU. Having been told the mens doubles are a little on the fast side I was very nervous. A few wobbly hand gestures starting to indicate in but ended up out (swimming again) and the game was over. Sorry lads.
The last duty for me was Mixed (my first of the discipline). Both pairs RASMUSSEN/GREBAK(DEN) V. SCHWENGER/NELTE (GER) were young. What a game! I was extremely nervous as both sets of coaches where next to me in the last game. I had my fingers crossed that all of my calls would be easy. Thank you guardian angels for looking after me. No difficult line judging calls required. Sailed my second day of line judging, what will tomorrow have in store?
Event news HERE.
Ladies Badminton Nights in February 2013
Are you interested in playing Ladies Badminton all night?
Female members of Ashton Badminton club got chatting one night as us ladies do and talked about holding badminton sessions just for ladies. This will be purely so that the female club members can play ladies badminton all night. NO mixed, NO ‘funny’ level double, just purely good old fashioned ladies doubles all night long. No matter where you play, who you play for, just come and play ladies badminton all night.
If you enjoy playing ladies double, but don’t get the opportunity too often and would like to come along there are NO strings!
Contact Ashton Badminton Club”s Secretary Stephanie Cartwright-Randle firstname.lastname@example.org
After school exams made SOCIAL Badminton Session take a forced holiday, the events return needs a promotional boost.
School exams forced the SOCIAL Badminton Group at the CTC Kingshurst Academy take an unexpected holiday whilst the hall was out of action. Since the exams have finished and the school hall is now functional again the SOCIAL badminton session is back up and running. But since ‘the holiday’ (only 3 weeks ago) the session needs a bit of a boost to get it back up and running.
I know networking works so I am asking for a bit of help to promote this SOCIAL BADMINTON session in Birmingham.
Can you help me?
I was out Tuesday evening at Badminton and there were a few women there I have not meet before. When I started inquiring where ladies worked I discovered that Sam (Samantha) was mad about badminton and worked at a local superstore, where I happened to visit frequently and an friend of mine worked. We got chatting and she know my friend. ‘Small world’ I said.
It the next conversation I inquired where Chris (Christine) lived. Low and behold she lived in the same street as my friend (also playing badminton that evening). Once introduced the two ladies went on to compared notes on the road as they had both lived in the street for many years.
All in all two of the so called ‘strangers’ that were there playing badminton that evening weren’t strangers at all, just distant friends.
Teachers and parents take note:-
Is your child interested in playing sport? Are they a talented sports person?
Cheek out the Unipart and Forza tournament HERE. Where they can play badminton and with coaching through the WMPC, could play great competitive badminton.
Stephanie is the Development Officer for the WMPC (West Midlands Performance Centre) and is running badminton camps for children of the Easter break.
Check this out http://www.stefthebadmintoncoach.co.uk/are-your-kids-interested-in-playing-badminton-over-easter/
This weekend saw the Birmingham Bonanza Badminton Tournament organised by Badminton England.
The event was well attentend and busy on both days. I took part in a couple of events with friends and supported several of the WSBC (Warwickshire Schools Badminton Club) under 11 and under 13 kids that I coach. The family event where I played with Tamhid Uddin, we came runners up. It is an event I would encourage any one to participate in. The experience is well worth it if you want to improve your game.
Take a look at http://www.badmintonengland.co.uk/text.asp?section=161§ionTitle=The+Yehlex+Badminton+Bonanzas for more details.