Samuel (Sam) Ho is an ex-national Australian Junior Badminton Player, MBA candidate at the Melbourne Business School as well as a corporate banker for one of Australia's largest banks, National Australia Bank.
Bob would come onto the court and steam roll people without training. It always looked so easy for him and it never looked like he even needed to work up a sweat. But in most tournaments, he would pass the first couple of rounds and then lose relatively closely to another competitor. The competitor was usually someone who was seeded and Bob would be very competitive against them, often losing in very close sets.
Tennis is a fantastic sport with many similarities to badminton but there are also certain things to keep in mind if you're considering a transition like us or you're going to have a game and would like some quick tips to get the most out of it.
Contrary to popular belief, especially in western countries, badminton is not a picnic sport! Besides the interesting work by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) & HSBC in launching an outdoor version of the game (Airbadminton), the most current professional form of the game (and best in our opinion!) is actually played indoors. Today, I will cover the three key reasons why real badminton cannot be played outdoors at the moment.
I was inspired while driving home from my day job as to the topic of this blog post. We often hear of overnight success stories and rarely get to see the inner workings of the journey itself. So today, let me share with you how we ended up here today.
Today we're very excited to let you all know that we are releasing a podcast, The Badminton Podcast, which will be live at 6pm! What I'd like to do in this post is to let everyone know why we decided to start this podcast, what it's all about and how you can get involved too.
Looking back at my journey through badminton, I feel like there are some unspoken rules on court that I learnt mostly from observation. They might be simple and you may already know them but read on if you're not sure. Things have also changed as the years went by. To prevent you from embarrassment, here are three tips that will help you become a true sportsman/sportswoman of the game!
Just last month, I was lucky enough to attend the 2019 World Championships in Basel, Switzerland, as the team coach & manager for Australia. It was an amazing experience to say the very least, and in this piece, I’d like to outline the differences between attending the World Championships (and other major badminton tournaments) as an athlete compared to a coach.
When I was first introduced to badminton in my mid-teens, I had been playing tennis for most of my life. Because of the low participation of badminton in South Australia, most of the badminton I learnt in the first couple of years was self taught. Hence, even these days I find myself constantly learning better ways to play the sport.