Date: Jan 25, 2013
I bought Jay Jay his badminton racket since 3 weeks ago, and every since, he says he loves badminton. In his school SS activity book, he wrote down and says “I am good at badminton…”. I was like, HUH? How can you write down that if you only pick up the sport 3 weeks ago?? But the thing is, if the kid likes the sport, let him had the chance to be part of it.
So, after some huge deep thoughts, I enrolled him in Singapore Badminton School and hope that he can learn the badminton sport. Since Singapore Badminton School has a training centre at Nan Hua Primary School, it is just perfect. So that will eat up the Saturday 9-11am timing which is still quite OK.
Here is his new T-shirt Singapore Badminton School uniform. After you pay the fees for 8 weeks (S$200) and the $50 registration fee, you get this t-shirt. The coach is from China. He has 3 assistants, mostly Singaporean. The class size is a bit big I think may be is because it is a popular time slot. He is trying to move other people away from 9am slot to 11am.
He is learning the sport with his good friend, Lukas. It is good to have a friend in there.
The teaching coach give them warm up, running the basketball court. Then, she start to train them in moves. It is important to have the “badminton moves”.
Then, he learn the crab move. Walk like a crab.
Zig Zag move. The kids have trouble at first in this move. But they can learn it very fast.
This is the part I love. Throwing the shuttlecock. Actually this will setup the student badminton pose. How do you throw the shuttlecock and how far can you throw.
Here is how they throw the shuttlecock video.
Learn how to hold the badminton racket properly. Now I understand how did the players always have two hands raise up. HaHaHa
They do it in a systematic way. Learning the badminton way. So, hopefully they can pick up the skills and have fun in playing badminton.
Then, they go back upstairs practising. The senior guys are training hard up there. It is time to put them on test.
They also get to hit the plastic bag. If you hit it correctly, it will have this nice smashing sounds.
That wraps up the first day of his badminton lesson. And of course, we also book the court at Clementi Sport hall on Sunday 2-4pm to give them practising, and hope that the kids can play with the parents soon. HaHaHaHaHaHa