Most people have a passion for a sport or two and have either pursued it to the professional level or continued playing throughout their lives. My sport passion happens to be badminton.
I picked up this sport when I was in high school and worked very hard to earn a spot in the varsity team as single and mixed doubles player at a very competitive badminton program that had a badminton winning tradition. I was a member of the Reebok California Interscholastic Federation of Southern California (CIF-SS) Championship.
After high school, I pursued higher education then working life instead of the sport. But, I continued to play whenever I had the chance. Whenever I pick up the racket, I feel that I am back in the court competing again. I feel that I am able to pick up the sport and play anytime because the techniques that I have learned early on have solidified in me.
I am now living in Central Oregon. I feel that not many people know very much about the sport and think that it is a “backyard” sport. Similar to many experienced and competitive badminton players around the world, I want to share the sport that I enjoy.