My dad’s story
Badminton injuries / Player interviews

My dad’s story

With Father’s day around the corner, it’s an opportunity to thank my dad and share some of his story. He reckons he has the combined wisdom of 150 years (his and his mother’s) and perhaps unsurprisingly, he’s one of the strongest supporters and influences in my life. I’ve always respected my dad. His family wasn’t rich. They migrated from Guangzhou in southern China and had to make do with few … Continue reading

How (not) to play badminton with injuries
Badminton injuries

How (not) to play badminton with injuries

  For recreational players with a badminton-related injury, the desire to go on court often overrides common-sense. When I talk to players, the most common badminton injuries involve the achilles, ankles, knees or rotator cuff. Clearly, playing for long periods or more intensively can risk aggravating those injuries. So I wondered, how do you assess whether you should play or … Continue reading