High school badminton competition in Sydney
Badminton coaching / sports psychology / Tournaments

High school badminton competition in Sydney

I strode up and down along the side of the badminton court to calm myself. I was in a Sydney private school gymnasium on a Saturday morning for a badminton competition. My students were now playing their first match. I couldn’t really hide the emotions because my feelings showed on my face: calm, anxious, proud, frustrated, … Continue reading

My experience with online badminton shopping
Equipment review / Shopping / Social badminton

My experience with online badminton shopping

Until recently I’ve rarely needed to shop online for badminton gear. I’ve been able to develop relationships through mutual trust and respect, and these have allowed me to obtain my gear at a decent price. What’s driven me online is the lack of choice in women’s badminton clothing and shoes. It’s an ongoing challenge to … Continue reading

Psychology / sports psychology

Mind your language: sports writing

You may jokingly refer to your racquet as a ‘weapon’ or ‘sword.’  But beneath the humour is respect and appreciation for the extraordinary feats that individuals can achieve if they possess enough determination and resilience. The language of sports is rich in idioms, allusions and metaphors and it touches our inner yearning for stories of … Continue reading