It has to harm, and it does!
Viktor Axelsen gained in Japan. It appeared like he had ache in his legs as he sat on stage and had his photograph taken.
My physique hurts as we speak too. Away with evil. Thighs, buttocks, again, proper arm. Even the ft harm.
Was again in singles in Saturday’s workforce match for VBK2 in opposition to Møn within the LF collection. I have never performed workforce match singles in… properly, possibly 3-4 years! Sure, I have never even performed singles for coaching for 1-2 years, however solely English doubles, doubles – and nearly no mixer. Nevertheless, for the final 2-3 weeks, there has additionally been an hour-long half-court batting follow thrice every week with Hansen, who’s recovering after shoulder surgical procedure.
My plan is that we are going to be prepared for veteran tournaments after we are each +60. He is a number of years forward of me. I dream of enjoying veteran doubles within the All England! And he’s knowledgeable about my dream!
On the one rain-free day, a sunny Saturday, when the forest was in probably the most stunning colours, there was a nationwide workforce competitors weekend and a neighborhood conflict in Vordingborghallen, VBK2 – Møn.
The primary workforce was hit by accidents.
Sebastian Holt sprained his Achilles tendon on Monday. Kim Sylow was sick. Gustav Lejre got here again after 3-4 months with a knee harm – in all probability a bit too early, however the workforce wanted him and Jan Rafn was there as a reserve. The selection was between Jan and me, and I used to be requested by workforce supervisor Steffen what I wished most, and since Jan most well-liked the primary workforce and I most well-liked the second workforce, the choice was straightforward.
That is how I ended up within the first males’s single, which was meant for Jan, on Saturday at 2:00 PM in Den Retailer Corridor with the worn-out ground, the implausible acoustics, the nice balls 😉 and the massive and really not often used altering rooms.
Veterans Gitte Melsen, Dorthe Johnsen, Lasse Mortensen (former Møn participant) and Jens Jacobsen took over the mixers, and workforce chief Nikolaj Christensen, Dennis Christensen and Lars Andreasen the opposite three singles.
Within the LF collection we play with out ladies’s singles and 10 matches with the opportunity of a Golden Set within the combine at 5-5. It’s a doubles event, so every workforce performs each residence and away. Nice idea. Very good to play regionally and people who reside there get to know the gamers from the area.
Final season we misplaced 2-8 in Stege, and 5-6 at residence after the Golden Set.
We thirsted for revenge!
Whereas we gained two mixers and a single and misplaced two singles, I performed a 50 minute 1HS in opposition to Jens Due.
It was 28-30 within the first set after having 5-6 set factors and with a variety of discussions about ball pace and line selections, which continued in all 3 units. 21-15 within the second and a Pigeon combating ache in his left leg. We adopted till 14 or 15 within the third – the place I requested Due if we must always cease as he was visibly in ache in his leg, however he was advised no. After this I continued to push the balls down into his left nook which challenged his legs probably the most and pulled away a bit to guide 19-16 and 20-17 earlier than profitable 21-18.
Sports activities in any respect ranges are unforgiving.
The workforce match ended 7-3 for VBK2.
Gitte introduced cake, Lars a bottle of bubbles for the participant of the match and I gave Christmas beer.
We loved the victory – and the corporate. Neighborhood! A group that I take pleasure in each time.
40 years of workforce competitions haven’t modified that.
10 years with Danish collection in Kolding, 2 years with 2nd and third division in Viby, 5-6 years with Danish and Copenhagen collection in BK smash, 1 12 months with Danish collection in Næstved, 2 years with Zeeland collection in Værløse, 6 -7 years with Nationwide 2 and three in Pink Star Mulhouse, France and 15 years with Danish, collection 1 and LF collection in Vordingborg.
Quite the opposite!
It has enhanced the enjoyment of the expertise of speaking about one thing collectively. Along with individuals I would not in any other case need to be with if we did not have the shared pleasure of badminton. The purpose is: we’re completely different. However not a lot by way of age – on this match day, nor socio-economically – all of us belonged to the broad center class.
Badminton brings us collectively.
Now we have one thing in frequent. The enjoyment of enjoying and competing, difficult, laughing, having fun with, sweating, combating, profitable, shedding – and within the warmth of battle, additionally discussing.
Dennis and I turned off the lights after a much-needed bathe and locked the corridor at 5:15 p.m.
Later got here the results of the VBK1 match in Vanløse in group 6 of the Danish collection, an vital match that we gained 7-6.
Now it is Monday morning.
In my badminton universe it is like this: “It is supposed to harm – and it does!” Nonetheless! For full strain. Ache and satisfaction within the thoughts on the similar time. It sounds loopy. Nevertheless it’s scrumptious.
Badminton journal 🇩🇰❤️🙏🏻😉 Per Damkjær Juhl