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This is Why You Should Play Badminton

by Jeffrey Tho September 09, 2020 4 min read 1 Comment

You don’t need to be a professional badminton player to enjoy the many benefits of this sport. Here’s a list of reasons why you should start playing badminton today!
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The Ingredients for Success

The Ingredients for Success

by Henry Wong August 26, 2020 1 min read 2 Comments

What does success look like to you? Whether it be on the badminton court or in life, defining what success looks like will take you one step closer to achieving it.
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Balancing Professional Badminton with Life

Balancing Professional Badminton with Life

by Henry Wong August 12, 2020 1 min read 2 Comments

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Building A Life Around The Love of Badminton

Building A Life Around The Love of Badminton

by Henry Wong July 29, 2020 2 min read 2 Comments

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 sustainable 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! 
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The Value of Your Badminton Network - Ferdi Mak

The Value of Your Badminton Network - Ferdi Mak

by Henry Wong July 15, 2020 2 min read 2 Comments

If you haven't realised by now, Jeff and I love badminton. How we feel when we play the sport, the rich experiences that it has given us and the rock-solid connections we form as part of a community. Speaking of connecting with people, in this podcast episode, we speak to Ferdi Mak. Ferdi is long-time friend of ours, who we would not have met if it weren't for badminton.

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Here’s How We Will Remember Lin Dan

by Jeffrey Tho July 08, 2020 7 min read 3 Comments

The Volant Community pays tribute to Lin Dan, one of the 4 Kings of Badminton by taking a look at the many facets of his career and personality.
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Thoughts on The Yonex Astrox 100ZZ & 100ZX - Racquet Review

Thoughts on The Yonex Astrox 100ZZ & 100ZX - Racquet Review

by Henry Wong July 01, 2020 4 min read 2 Comments

We were given the opportunity to test this racquet out in late February/early March for 2020 in collaboration with Badminton Click in Melbourne, Australia. It officially dropped on March 20th, 2020.
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What's Better: Badminton vs. Tennis

What's Better: Badminton vs. Tennis

by Henry Wong June 17, 2020 3 min read

Without starting an argument about what's better, let me quell that thought right now. The title itself is to invite you to explore these two great sports and discuss some of the similarities and differences between the two without getting too heated! 
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Can you Wear Tennis Shoes for Badminton?

Can you Wear Tennis Shoes for Badminton?

by Henry Wong June 03, 2020 4 min read

Should you be wearing tennis shoes for badminton or vice versa? In a perfect world, no, but it depends. Maybe you’re playing badminton for the first time socially with a few friends and you have a pair of tennis shoes you can utilize. Why not? 
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How Badminton Can Profoundly Impact The World

by Jeffrey Tho May 20, 2020 2 min read

Some of us may think that badminton is just a sport or game that can be played for fun, exercise, socialisation, entertainment or competition. And while playing has many benefits, unless you're actually coaching or teaching others to play, they only seem to be for that one person who is on the court.
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Are Badminton Racquets Allowed on Flights as cabin luggage?

Are Badminton Racquets Allowed on Flights as cabin luggage?

by Henry Wong May 13, 2020 2 min read

Like us, you're a badminton player. And maybe like us, you'd like to play badminton wherever you go, including overseas. Then you're probably here looking for answers! 
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Who is Gronya Somerville?

by Jeffrey Tho May 06, 2020 1 min read

Gronya Somerville.

She doesn't need any formal introductions because she's one of the most popular and well-known badminton players in the world. She has been interviewed on many different platforms and has had the opportunity to share her story. But not like this...

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