Thursday, August 7, 2008

The end is getting near

Tomorrow is 08.08.2008. To some it is a day of good forthcoming. Olympic will be officially launched. Seventeen days of excitement for sport enthusiatics with lots of exciting experiences. To the believers there will be new lights and hopes for the better. After so many years of hard of work ,toil , planning , discussion and trial and errors, they have come up with strategies and hopes to be successful.
For us we are also preparing ourself for the National PESKAT games in Johore starting from the 15th August to 18th August 2008. Preparing the team of Badminton Team is interesting as well as challenging. The batch of new players especially the ladies pair is a challenge to me. The Ladies seem to have the spirit and material although they are picking up the game just weeks ago. What was observed the mind has to come along as you are playing. This is what is lacking among them. One can clearly see one one individual is made of. The saying;" players are born not made" can be reaccessed.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

The history of Badminton

In the early days…

BADMINTON was invented long ago; a form of sport played in ancient Greece and Egypt. Badminton came from a child's game called battledore and shuttlecock, in which two players hit a feathered shuttlecock back and forth with tiny rackets. The game was called "POONA" in India during the 18th Century, and British Army Officers stationed there took the Indian version back to England in the 1860's. The army men introduced the game to friends, but the new sport was definitely launched there at a party given in 1873 by the Duke of Beaufort at his country place, "Badminton" in Gloucestershire. During that time, the game had no name, but it was referred to as "The Game of Badminton," and, thereupon, Badminton became its official name.
Until 1887 the sport was played in England under the rules that prevailed in India. They were, from the English viewpoint, somewhat contradictory and confusing. Since a small army of badminton players had been recruited, a group formed itself into the Bath Badminton Club, standardized the rules, made the game applicable to English ideas and the basic regulations, drawn up in 1887, still guide the sport. In 1895, the Badminton Association (of England) was formed to take over the authority of the Bath Badminton Club, and the new group made rules, which now govern the game throughout the world.
Badminton in the world

Badminton quickly spread from England to the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, and made big strides in Europe. Although men first played it, women became enthusiastic about it, and interest now is about equally divided.
The first All-England championship for men was held in 1899 and in 1900 the pioneer tournament for women was arranged. These, however, were regarded as "unofficial" and 1904 marked the beginning of the official All-England matches. The growth of badminton's popularity in the British Isles is evidenced by the fact that in 1920 there were 300 badminton clubs in England, about 500 in 1930, and over 9,000 in the British Isles soon after the World War II.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Olympic' Quest

It has been some time since I started my blog. Now I am bit freer to blog. Everybody is talking about the olympic games these few weeks or months. Everyday the main stream papers are advertising the game either through giving information about the game or the history of successes or sacrifices. To some it is no big matter to excel in one sport but to those who are involved in sports I am sure they can really go into depth telling you how they managed the hole in one or how one goal was scored.
Many youngsters or to th0se who are not involved in sport as yet I would like to say wait till you get entangle in sport then you will understand how certain people really fell in love with it. I would like to relate an experience of a friend who has always bad saying about sport. This particular individual was never interested in sport and hearing words of it he has the idea that it is unintelligent issues. But after years of minggling when he has less things to do suddenly he is interested in one particular sport. Now he will find time to pursue his favourite sport whenever he has the time. Question to ponder don't put words when you don't have the answers.
The olympic are only days away and many fews couldn't be bothered and many are questioning why must the government award RM 1 million to those gold winners with RM3000 monthly allowance. I am hoping Malaysia will come back with a few medals.

Monday, July 7, 2008

My first shuttle

Launching the shuttle is not an easy task. My sifu Cheah is nagging and hoping that my job will materialise as always. Anyway today I am going to acknowledge my present.
The first mission is the
presentation for is my sifu. My success in sending my post is the success for her.