Hello...where do I start?

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  1. DanielMC

    DanielMC New Member

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    Hello everyone,

    I have been looking for a sport for long time to stop being so sedentary, but didn't find any interesting for me. Now I have found badminton and I think I have finally found the one I was looking for: Looks exciting, can be sociable, and not too expensive (well, this is debatable...). My goal is to practice it just for fun, not in competition (i am over 40), but I enjoy learning the correct technique.

    I cannot afford a coach at this moment so my plan is to teach myself watching videos. I felt overwhelmed when I saw how many different strokes I have to learn, so I didn't know where to start. After watching some videos I think this can be the first strokes I should learn, starting from the easiest to avoid frustration:

    Grip
    Backhand serve
    Forehand serve
    Neutral net shot
    Forehand drive
    Backhand drive
    Forehand clear

    Sounds like a plan?
     
  2. visor

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    Yep, good plan... And welcome to BC!

    Probably grip and forehand clear should be first on the list.

    Here's where you should get started.
    www.badmintonbible.com
     
  3. speck

    speck Regular Member

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    welcome. take your time to pick up the game and enjoy the game.
    age is just a number. i am one short of the big 50 but play with ppl half my age.
    all for the fun of it and to have a good sweat. :)
     
  4. joemars

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    hi daniel, im a newbie but have a little skills in badminton. can we learn to play badminton together?

    Regards
     
  5. DanielMC

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    Hi Joemars,

    I would like to but I don't live in qatar :)

    I have signed up in badmintonbible.com to see the videos. I recommend it.
     

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