I have been playing at Subang Jaya Badminton Club since 2010. Since then, i remember that we have been receiving visits from players all over the world such as France, Ireland, Australia, Czech Republic, China, Hong Kong, Denmark, Sweden, Indonesia, Philippine, Japanese and etc. So this time it is my turn to visit Denmark for badminton! 🙂
I arrived in Denmark early January and I must say it was freezing cold! Definitely not the usual hot weather we play our badminton in.
I contacted a local friend for places to play badminton. Through his introduction, I got connected with the Skive Resen Badminton Club. I was invited for friendly game with them so I gladly pack my badminton gears for the visit.
I played with many professional players, veterans and even youngsters. The one thing common in them, they are really passionate about badminton. I was happy to found like minded people in this cold country. 🙂
Skive Resen Badminton Club is a badminton club that provides badminton playing sessions for players from young to old.
During my few months visit to Denmark, I observed that there are very few casual games for casual badminton players. This is because they generally have to pay club member fees (about RM1700 per year) and they get to play 2 times a week for two hours session. Perhaps we in Malaysia are quite blessed because the badminton game is easily affordable by everyone?
Many friends ask me whether Denmark has a lot of people playing badminton. Before i visited denmark, i thought so too.
Contrary to my first assumption, I found out that even badminton is not the most popular sport for people in Denmark. Even though Denmark has one of the strongest badminton team in the world, their people seem to love their hand ball and football even more!
On this journey, I have discovered that Denmark players are very friendly and welcoming. Not to mention having high level of skill. Most of the Denmark players I talked to think highly of Malaysian badminton players as well. I just hope I represented Malaysia well when playing friendly game with them. But more than anything, I am just glad that now I have a group of new friends from another part of the world that have great passion for the badminton game that I love so much.
Article contributed by SJBC member and club ambassador, Leong.
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