Badminton fun for all levels; beginner, intermediate, advanced
Calgary Badminton Social
Hello and Welcome to the Calgary Badminton Social!
I started playing badminton 2009 in Vancouver. It's a funny story really, my boxing coach asked me to go out and play and I jokingly said, Badminton, Really?
I pictured a beach, a net, and some kids rallying... Boy was I wrong. I went to a game and had to sit out after a few minutes. What can I say, Coach Rick knows best. It's a great workout, alot of fun, and helps me with boxing footwork. Now I'm addicted and play typically 3 times a week.
In 2010 I moved back to Calgary and continued to play with my new friends Sam and Victor at an Asian church every Sunday. Once a week wasn't enough so Sam and I went to almost every Badminton Club in Calgary. One day in June 2011, having heard that there was a new facility opening up near Marlborough Mall, we went to check it out and by sheer luck it happened to be the Grand Opening at Sunridge Badminton Centre (SBC). That day we had played 3 hours already, played another couple hours at SBC, before finishing with a couple more hours at the church.
Soon thereafter in September 2011 we entered Corporate Challenge and Sam, Victor, and I had several people from work including Helen and Belinda join us and practice at SBC. It was so much fun that we kept on playing every week, others joined us, and before we knew it we started playing a couple times a week. That was the beginning of the Calgary Badminton Social. Soon thereafter Adam, Reymel, Marc, Mike, and Rhea joined us and our group started growing.
Now we have over 40 members and get new requests daily to come out and play.
I hope you come out and join us!
UPDATE - May 25, 2013 - I will be going on a two year sabbatical to Thailand to do some island hopping, learn Thai, study kickboxing, and trade the financial markets. ...and of course to play some Badminton.
In my absence Mike will be running the Calgary Badminton Social and Belinda as well as Helen will assist Mike.
The games will go on, same time, same place!
Gregor - Founder
Mike - Organizer
Belinda - Co-Organizer
Helen - Co-Organizer