For the Love of Badminton!
Thanks to Tray, who has recently started asking me to go to play badminton again at my favourite favourite favourite badminton club – The Hong Kong Badminton Club.
I have rediscovered and rekindled my love of this sport. I haven’t played badminton (since recently) for about 2 years prior to this (and only once) and then probably since the birth of my first daughter. See, that’s how long it’s been – and she will be 5 in April next year! As a record, I’ve played 3 times in 1 month! That’s a new record for me!
Regardless, you don’t know how much you miss or love it until you have a taste of it again. And while now I play a full game and become red-faced and sweaty and short of breath, it’s still exhilarating and fabulous and great and exciting and painful, but the soreness goes away in about 3 days (faster now that I play more frequently) and I feel good that I’m finally get my much deserved exercise.
So, if you love badminton – either watching or playing, join us. We always play on the island and it’s a fun group of mainly expats who don’t mind who they play with and a majority of the folks who play aren’t the serious, have-to-kill-every-shot, competitive types. I also have a special vested interest in this group because it’s the club that Tray and I founded in 2005 and with the help of steadfast and dedicated organizers, they have kept it alive and well even up to this date!