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All About Badminton

Post by westmom » Sat Mar 28, 2009 7:22 pm

My daughter has taken an interest in badminton recently. Been playing with her father in open areas below our flat but both are just "casual" players ....just for fun, without any idea of proper strokes or rules. After PSLE this year, we thought of getting proper coaching for her - just to expose her more to the game and see how she goes from there. Any recommendations on where to go? We are at the west.

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Post by buds » Sat Mar 28, 2009 10:34 pm

westmom wrote:My daughter has taken an interest in badminton recently. Been playing with her father in open areas below our flat but both are just "casual" players ....just for fun, without any idea of proper strokes or rules. After PSLE this year, we thought of getting proper coaching for her - just to expose her more to the game and see how she goes from there. Any recommendations on where to go? We are at the west.
Heyya westmom,

I used to play badminton with my daddie in many different courts
with community centres ( PA ). Recently, when we swam at Woodlands
pool we noticed classes for teenagers. I helped you shortlist nearest
CC within west and found this, but adult class..

http://one.pa.gov.sg/CRMSPortal/CRMSPor ... 50180&CWT=

Badminton for kids seems to be limited to the east side, but mebbe
if you can get in touch with the trainer, she may consider a group
for westies especially if you can form your own group for her classes,
or holiday programmes.

http://one.pa.gov.sg/CRMSPortal/CRMSPor ... 72681&CWT=

If the class has closed registration, you can still place your name as
future interested participant and when they open new classes they
will inform you.

Dunno if this helps.

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Post by Jennifer » Sun Mar 29, 2009 10:29 am

My boy is playing at Bt Timah CC. every Thurs late afternoon. The coach is Mr Foo. There are classes conducted at Clementi CC, every Fri evening too.

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Post by buds » Sun Mar 29, 2009 10:45 am

Heyya Jennifer,

Thanks for sharing.
Could it be that the
portal was not updated
or did i miss out on the
centres you have mentioned
during my recce..

Aniwaes, how old is your son?
And what is actually the requirement
age to register for badminton for kids?
The fee, same as publicised on the web?

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Post by Jennifer » Sun Mar 29, 2009 5:49 pm

buds wrote:Heyya Jennifer,

Thanks for sharing.
Could it be that the
portal was not updated
or did i miss out on the
centres you have mentioned
during my recce..

Aniwaes, how old is your son?
And what is actually the requirement
age to register for badminton for kids?
The fee, same as publicised on the web?
So sorry, I made a mistake stating Clementi CC. It is Clementi Sports Complex, not under PA.


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Post by westmom » Sun Mar 29, 2009 9:58 pm

Thanks Buds/Jennifer for your leads ! Will check them out....

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Badminton SSC

Post by buds » Mon Mar 30, 2009 12:04 am

Thanks for the heads up, jennifer..
So, it should be under Sports Council then.

http://www.ssc.gov.sg/publish/Corporate ... _Zone.html

Hope you can secure a class for them soon,
westmom!

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Post by mom76 » Sat Jul 11, 2009 12:18 pm

Hi westmom,

You can try Haden Development Centre. They have qualified ex-national badminton players to conduct training for kids especially in the west. I only know their contact by email: hdc@singapore.com

Hope this helps.

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Post by acforfamily » Mon Oct 05, 2009 10:42 am

Hi,
Riding on this thread, does anyone have any recommendation for coaches in the north / central area?
My kid is currently under the SBA coaching but is not really benefiting because there are so many kids in the session. Looking for a coach that will teach 2 kids at a reasonable price.

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Post by luckystar » Wed Nov 18, 2009 12:11 pm

There is a badminton tournament going on at Tampines Sports Hall, morning starts, since monday , if interested can go and have a look, some of the kids playing really well. I am not sure when is the final, can check with the Sports hall.

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