About Me

Hi, welcome to Get Good At Badminton. My name is Kevin and I am dedicated to help you out with anything badminton related. Whether you’re a beginner or advanced player, competitive or casual, there is something on this site just for you!

My Badminton Experience

As mentioned before, my name is Kevin and I am a provincial levels player in Alberta, Canada. I am extremely passionate about badminton and have acquired quite a lot of knowledge and experience with badminton as I started playing at the age of 9.

Throughout my journey with badminton there were many hardships that I faced. When I started in grade 4, I was known as some kind of “prodigy”. At that age I was able to beat middle schoolers, high schoolers, and even adults. But once I reached grade 6 and entered our school’s middle school team (our school was kindergarten to grade 9), I was completely destroyed at the tournament. I realized the world wasn’t so small and that there were infinitely more people that played better than me so I begged my parents to let me play provincially and train at clubs where other elite players trained. Unfortunately my parents took no notice of this and my skill remained constant while all the other people were improving.

When I reached grade 9, I didn’t make the school badminton team. This was devastating to me as I made the team all other years and was considered the number 1 player. The very first thing I did was blame my parents, saying that they never put me in good training places but then I figured out that I could have been doing much more such as training and researching by myself. But badminton being the sport I love the most, it wasn’t a time to quit. In fact with this defeat, I figured that I have to make a comeback.

So now I’m back to step 1 on my road to nationals.

Why I Want To Help You

One of the things I’ve learned is that in many parts of your life, it’s all about what you can do yourself. I know there are people in far worse positions than me, many people don’t even have rackets and shuttles to play with! If you’re one of those people, I wish you the best of luck and I want you to never give up to reach your dreams!

But if you are someone like me and have limited playing time on a court, I want to give you as much information as I know to help you get better at badminton. For me, I never have enough time to just be able to go out and play so lots of my time is spent on researching badminton topics and I want to share this information on a concentrated spot. From my experience, the information is just too spread out and sometimes you have to dig deep to find information.

But with Get Good At Badminton, I am dedicated to bring as much as I know all in this one spot and I hope you can learn things and bring it to your game!

Get Good At Badminton

Once again, here at Get Good At Badminton, I am dedicated to bring you as much information about badminton as possible. Some things you can expect to see on Get Good At Badminton are drills for improving shots, drills for personal fitness and stamina, tips and tricks for your game, or even how to choose a good racket and much more.

If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below in the comment section or email me at [email protected] and I will be more than happy to help you out.

All the best,


8 thoughts on “About Me”

  1. Hi Kevin I just found you today, been reading some of your posts i am very impressed with your passion and dedication for badminton, your wonderful immense contributions. I been playing the game once a week for the last 4/5 just for fun and fitness but the last few months i am totally obsessed with it! Been waking up 4am watching tournaments. Sadly a bit old now 53! Now realised that i been playing with wrong grips and footwork so trying very hard with the basic to improve my game ( luckily i am quite fit and slim which help ) ALSO i am sharing my love with my sons ( 10 and 13 years ) I would love to talk with you on WhatsApp as i have many questions to share with you. My number is +07983 888999 – Hyn
    P.S. I tried for ages to find your age.!!
    Looking forward to your call.
    Kindest regards

    1. Hey Hyn, thank you for your kind words. I always love hearing that others really enjoy what I do. I added you on WhatsApp, but I don’t guarantee any calling. I’m always in and about different places and would prefer you to text.

      Thanks, Kevin.

      P.S. I am 17. I should probably update my about me page as well haha…

  2. Hi Kevin thanks that was really quick reply. Just came from badminton with my son, very tired! Wow at only 17 and you doing a fantastic job. I am going to read all your post and will get back to you.
    Take care Hyn

  3. hey Kevin,
    I just read your “about me” page, i’m curious to know what happened after great six with you? Did you end up receiving extra training? did you continue to compete? are you practicing for a competition right now? also curious to know how many people compete in badminton on an international scale and what kind of prize money do you win if you’re first place?

    1. I’ll have to update this page some time, thank you for the reminder! I am currently training with the intention to play badminton internationally and full-time. Right now, I’m competing in provincial and national tournaments to build up to that level.

      As for your question on how many people compete in badminton on an international scale, there’s quite a bit. I don’t have an exact number for how many people are registered as an international player, but there are 8,279 players in the rankings. The prize money also highly varies depending on the tournament. Here’s a chart on a different website with some information on various tournament prize money.

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