After a long wait, the time has come. I have finally joined an action-orientated activity involving rackets and shuttles. Badminton, as it is widely known, is a Gecko Athletics program in school.
I have been playing badminton in my free time for a long time, about 4 years. However, I have never been able to play competitively for my school. Last year, I joined this activity as well, but I was far from making the SAISA team. For the past year, I have been in and out of practicing badminton and I think my chances this time have increased. I have seen my skills develop significantly and find myself able to put up a tough fight for even the most experienced players. In order to achieve my goals, I also need committed to the activity. This involves attending every session, dressing appropriately as well as staying serious. Badminton can be played in singles or doubles. This means working collaboratively with another person on the court.
Apart from the badminton I play in school, I visit a local sports club on weekends in my personal time to practice with some other people. I believe this is important as it helps me identify my personal strengths and areas of improvement.