Today, we’re not going to talk about us. Yes, we love badminton and what Jeff and I are hoping to do is to build a life working to share this incredible sport with the world. Not long ago, we had the opportunity to connect with someone who does exactly that!
Some of you may know her as ‘Badminton Becky’. Her badminton story is likely to be vastly different from the many badminton players that you and I have had the chance to meet with and I’ll tell you why. Becky was introduced to the world of badminton in her 40s (That’s right, 40’s!) as a result of her move to Xiamen, China.
Now, in her own words, “I AM BADMINTON”.
And although she lives and breathes badminton now (and won’t shut up about it!), she had never even heard of the sport before she moved to China.
Have you ever wanted to know what it would be like to move to China as a Caucasian and learn how to play badminton in your 40s while only being able to speak in a foreign language? And on top of that, create a life around the love of your sport and share it through VLOG’s on Youtube?
Then don’t waste anymore time reading and have a listen to our chat with Becky now:
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What To Eat Before Playing Badminton
4 min read
To get the most out of your next badminton game, bring one or more of these healthy snacks with you. Consume them about an hour before playing so that your body has enough time to digest it and use the nutrients from the snack. You’ll be able to play badminton for a longer period of time with more energy!
Is Badminton a Real Sport?
5 min read
Is badminton a real sport? Badminton is a genuine professional sport. It’s the world’s fastest racquet game, with more than 300 million players each year. Since 1992, it has been an Olympic discipline. It necessitates quick reactions and strong athletic ability, making it a fast-paced sports activity.
Badminton: How to hit the sweet spot
4 min read
So, how do you hit the sweet spot in Badminton? Let me tell you…
To hit the sweet spot every time in Badminton you need to practice hitting with a controlled and smooth stroke. The sweet spot is usually located in the middle top third of the racquet head. So you want to hit the shuttle a little higher than the middle of the strings.