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Badminton turned Tennis player: Serving grip

During COVID-19, my attention has turned towards learning tennis. In the mornings I practice 1 to 2 hours of just serving as I try to understand the learn about the game. This morning, I was able to understand the correct grip to get the slice for the tennis ball.

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The backhand smash in badminton

It’s been a while since the sport of badminton has seen another great backhand smash. Taufik Hidayt was the defacto backhand king. See videos on DuckduckGo search. Victor Axelsen of Denmark has been working on his backhand smashes and I believe it’s the new birth of the backhand smash. I’ve seen him use it at […]

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Pantone 534 C

Pantone is the perfect place to find that right shade of blue. Tonight for a SF Badminton bag, I selected to use Pantone 534 C.

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Taking the long view

Yesterday, one member of my badminton group reinjured his knee which was already hurting from a skiing accident. He wanted to play yesterday because he loved the sport and thought he could still play and take it easy. Unfortunately, we pushed him pretty hard on court, and he collapsed in pain when he twisted his […]

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The Finger Power In Badminton

@Tony Tam That’s right! It gives you more control and racket speed if you relax the fingers before you hit, but for power, you still need to figure out how to do the weights transfer! Weight transfer has something to do with the body, shoulder, forearm, and wrist rotation. You used to have problem with the […]

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Badminton Birdie tube sleeve

Well, I have some time on my hands so I decided to create a sleeve for my badminton birdie tubes.  Right now it’s paper, but I am hoping to print them on elastic fabric so they can be reused. 2nd iteration with color!

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Health Goal: Senior Badminton Tournaments

I had seen a wonderful life coach, Amy K and she worked with me to help me understand what I believe are life values. From those conversations, she had told me that our life is like a wheel.   There are 4 sections to that wheel.  Health, Family, Work, Money. All of these 4 sections of […]

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Performance On The Badminton Court Is 50% Mental Game

  I have played badminton for half my life.  Four years in high school, four years  for the UC Berkeley club, then I picked it up again very seriously trained and competed for 3 years and now I play for fun with my co-worker and near my house. I love playing of course because of […]

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Find that one true sport you love

In high school I played badminton for 4 years. I liked the sport, but did not love it. When I went to UC Berkeley, I join the badminton club and we trained and competed against other colleges. We would travel both days on weekends, come back as a team, have dinner together and laugh about the […]

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Malaysia : Bangalore : Taj Mahal : 2008

I’m one of the luckiest guys in the world! I get to spend a day in Malaysia just to watch the Badminton Super Series in Kuala Lumpur before traveling to Bangalore, India to work remotely for a week. Off to New Delhi and Agra on the weekend and visited one of the seven wonders of […]

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Not Being Fair Is OK

I’m in Malaysia watching the 2008 Badminton Super Series (I’m an addict) I noticed that older women in Malaysia and Bangalore often would cut in front of lines to the bathroom. It almost seems like they think it’s their right. At first I was going to ask them to get in line, but then I […]

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Photos from Google vs. Yahoo! Badminton Tournament

It was a fun day where employees from 2 companies met up to play our favorite game. I played in 3 events: Men’s Singles A, Men’s Doubles A, Mixed Doubles A and lost all 3 and went into consolation rounds and won the Mixed Doubles A consolation. It was fantastic to organize it and meet […]

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dreaming of father+daughter team

I have this fantasy of playing badminton with C. as a mixed doubles team. The C.+Tony dynamic duo! She is 12 years old, flying at the birdie in front of the net. Father Tony jumping and smashing from the back. We are both enjoying executing what we’ve been training to do during our weekly badminton training […]

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3 Badminton Coaches

I think I’m reaching some kind of badminton craziness. I had just signed up for 10 lessons with my third coach! Now I’m being coached by Paul Koo, Lili Zhou, Chandra all at the same time. Paul likes to have me do footwork and build muscle mass. Lili focus on fine technique of the wrist, […]

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torned tendon, gone is my foot for 3 months

Tonight I was playing badminton for 1 hour before I had to work late night. When I was doing a pretty simple jump smash, I felt this twist on my foot.. So I thought it was a simple ankle twist.. I was rubbing it and something seem weird. This tendon, behind my ankle was gone.. […]

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Dreaming About Gymnastics

I had an unusual physical education history in high school. Other people did basketball, football, volleyball in high school. I did gymnastics and badminton. Back in Lowell High, we were free to pick classes and teachers, so I always picked this one gym teacher and she always teaches gymnastics and badminton. In college I again […]

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UC Berkeley and Yahoo!

This announcement brings back floods of memory when I was in UC Berkeley in 1998-1992 Yahoo! Research Labs Establishes New Center of Excellence with UC Berkeley Top Ten Memories Of Berkeley Sitting in a huge auditorium for my first CS 60A class with probably 200 students listening to Common Lisp programming Falling asleep on the […]

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