Category: Badminton Parents

Family Badminton in Warrington

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There is a new type of badminton fun around in Warrington where children and their parents can come together and enjoy a safe, challenging, development-focused fun session with Coach Frank. See the below videos to get the hint about what we call fun: There… Continue Reading “Family Badminton in Warrington”

20% off for next term

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The offer We are offering coaching from the age of 8 to 18 years. These are coached, 1 hour sessions fit for school half terms* run by a Registered Badminton England UKCC Level 2 coach, Frank – Ferenc Szekely at Broomfileds Leisure Centre. This… Continue Reading “20% off for next term”

Girls` periods vs. Badminton

The article aims to make you aware that Coach Frank has a good understanding of this part of a girl`s life and happy to support you on your hard days. Female hormones not only affecting mood and cause some pain, it could weaken a… Continue Reading “Girls` periods vs. Badminton”

22/06/21 training follow up

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Dear badminton players, Hope you could stretch out your limbs and had a nice time at the session yesterday. If you have any comments, suggestions or question, leave a reply at the bottom and I get back to you as soon as I can.… Continue Reading “22/06/21 training follow up”

15/06/2021 training follow up

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Dear badminton players, Hope you have had a great half term and ready to the final exams. The good news is that I have no requirement for you in terms of badminton. So you can relax on the session without performance pressure. One of… Continue Reading “15/06/2021 training follow up”

25/05/2021 training follow up

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Dear badminton players, I have mentioned couple of things for some of you on the session to look after. Some of you were a bit confused on the counting of a game and this is understandable. In order to enjoy badminton, first, you should… Continue Reading “25/05/2021 training follow up”

18/05/2021 training follow up

Broomfields Leisure Centre Junior Badminton Session

Dear badminton players, I have mentioned couple of things for some of you on the session to look after. Some of you are at a good level of fighting spirit, a good level of physical intimidation or on the road to become conscious about… Continue Reading “18/05/2021 training follow up”

Badminton Mindset

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While I am visiting social media sites, I am interested to find out what people think about all things badminton. I would like to know how people see and feel badminton and what it means to them. My gut tells me that I have… Continue Reading “Badminton Mindset”

Having a relationship within a pair

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I think this is a topic we must take the courage to talk about. This can sensitively affect players’ lives but if we keep silent, even worse affections can happen in young people`s lives without any kind of narrative or control to direct them… Continue Reading “Having a relationship within a pair”

What athletes need to say about recovery

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I have seen recently an informative documentary about how a predominantly plant-based diet can help you to reach your athletic performance and I realized I have seen this message before. In the first video below you can find a guy who is mad at… Continue Reading “What athletes need to say about recovery”

An example of ACL tear – Carolina Marin

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Carolina Marin is an Olympic champion (2016 Rio), three-time World champion (2014, 2015 and 2018), four-time European champion and former World’s No. 1 in BWF rankings for women’s singles. She holds the World No. 1 title for a record number of 66 weeks. During… Continue Reading “An example of ACL tear – Carolina Marin”

It’s not like we are going to the Olympics, so there is no need to take this seriously

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Badminton is about to find joy in playing with someone using a shuttle, the racket and all the milieu it provides. Sounds, movements, the intensity of the rally, short breath, high blood pressure, sweating, other body sensations. Those all together make it fun, exciting… Continue Reading “It’s not like we are going to the Olympics, so there is no need to take this seriously”

The central role of parents in youth sports

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I would like to share an important message that comes from a coach-educator and a true believer of the parent-coach relationship which we adopt and start to promote once we can get back to the courts. Here is the part of his message: “As… Continue Reading “The central role of parents in youth sports”

Layers of trust in doubles – Describing mutual trust – part 3 of 6

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The end of the previous article: “If you continue using the currently failing layer, it may create an avalanche of unnecessary risk-taking and loads of bad decisions where you will lose your precious focus on the game and the most important thing makes you strong.… Continue Reading “Layers of trust in doubles – Describing mutual trust – part 3 of 6”

The layers of trust in doubles – How layers build up – part 2 of 6

The end of the previous article: “Let it happen. Accept your vulnerability and TRUST your partner`s abilities.“ About trust So what layers am I talking about? When we talk about trust, we often thinking about it as a big, intangible cloud that we have… Continue Reading “The layers of trust in doubles – How layers build up – part 2 of 6”

The layers of trust in doubles – Discovery – part 1 of 6

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The other day, I was listening to a badminton podcasts where the participants have discussed that a good relationship is important in doubles between the players. I found that vague and I want to break it down to you to understand HOW you can… Continue Reading “The layers of trust in doubles – Discovery – part 1 of 6”

Golly, my child needs badminton equipment! 😱 What to buy?!

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We, parents, are aware that our child could potentially try lots of sports which may require lots of different equipment before they found their favourite activity. This could be an expensive journey through the years and I would like to give you some advice… Continue Reading “Golly, my child needs badminton equipment! 😱 What to buy?!”

Random thoughts from Viktor Axelsen

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Dear parents in badminton. I strongly suggest you read the below carefully. This is a piece of advice from a world champion who has been a child and remember that a happy, emotionally balanced childhood is more important than a childhood full of pressure,… Continue Reading “Random thoughts from Viktor Axelsen”

Prohibited list in force

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Doping is something we do not support. We would rather like to educate every one of our competitors to educate themselves on this topic instead of banning it, making it a taboo. It only drives people to curiosity. They may occasionally try it and… Continue Reading “Prohibited list in force”

Two parents talking

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“I do not pay for sport – I said.”