Senja Cashew CC Badminton Class for adult at Bukit Panjang area is organized by ST Badminton Academy. The minimum entry level is High Beginner and above.
This badminton class is mainly for adults who wants to pick up professional foundation skills. Adults who are accepted will be attached to our Head Badminton Coach, Mr Eric.
He will personally teach all the important basic skills during training.
At the same time, he will also create individual training method for everyone. Why? Everybody is different. This way, all his students will be able to achieve professional badminton skill level.
Eric finds that most adult students have no proper basic foundation in badminton at the beginning. He sees most of his students just trying to hit the shuttlecock randomly in a unprofessional way.
From his professional view, Eric said “ I almost got heart attack when I watched them play”
Why? They are using wrong footwork when running for the shuttlecock. The way they hit the shuttlecock is also wrong. He also noticed that they will stamp loudly on their feet during smashing. This is wrong as in the long run, they will hurt their feet
When a shuttlecock is near the net, they will rush to “kill” not hit intelligently. This is because they are also nervous and excited. They have only one thing in their mind and that is…to kill it. They should see where is the best place to hit the shuttlecock. Perhaps to the other end of the net where your opponents are all on the opposite side.
Most of the students will just try their luck and hope that they can hit the shuttlecock. This is wrong. When returning a shot, they should be able to stay calm and decide where to hit the shuttlecock to. This is what you call mental calmness and skill.
He is most concern that they will get injured while play badminton. They will not get injured now but it is just a matter of time when they get injured. This is mainly because they have not acquired professional basic footwork.
You can see a lot of adult leisure players even though they are not competitive players, they do not even have basic footwork skill. They are always trying to chase the shuttlecock but fail to do so. This is again because they did not learn the proper footwork. After some time, they will start to complain about knee pain, joint pain and so on. This is because they are causing injury to their joints and cartilage. They will definitely not be able to enjoy badminton once injury sets in.
Once you feel a bit of pain in your knee after a game of badminton, you should start wearing a knee guard. By wearing, you will not cause further injury to your knee. In fact you are also protecting it. Once when your knee is very painful, it will not help by wearing a knee guard. You have caused too much injury to your knee already.
Eric has been coaching Adult badminton at Senja Cashew CC for 4 years already and he has seen many problems. Through his experience he is also able to solve a lot of problems caused by bad habits. Most of his students are either working adults or Poly students.
We have a few lady students who learn badminton at Senja Cashew CC badminton class. They are all beginners. They do not know even how to properly grip a racket. There is a lady student training under Senja Cashew CC badminton class. She has been training for 4 – 5 months. We can see that she is able to play with proper skill but she always panic and rush when she plays with better players.
According to our Badminton Coach, this is because she is not mentally calm and lack of confidence. So the coach purposely slot her into one of their STBA children high beginner class for about 4 months.
After a year with Senja Cashew CC badminton class, she has more confident when playing against better players. She is also able to present good basic foundation in badminton. Her basic foundation is also comparable with high performance badminton player.
She is able to smash, drop, netting, cross net and baseline clear. All these, she is able to do very well. This is because she work very hard and try her best at every badminton training. Her badminton skills has also improved very fast.
This is the reason why our Badminton Coach wants to create and custom individual training program for each adult student. For the past 6 years, STBA is well known for their Quality Training Standard. To STBA, the Quality of their badminton training is more important than making money.
Why? Imagine if you are in a group of 5 adults training under a coach for 2 hours. Everybody is asked to do the same thing. For example, you are asked to do smashing and netting which you are weak in. The coach will give you a lot of shuttlecocks and expect you to smash and do netting.
After 2 hours of this type of badminton training, do you think you have improved? NO. What if you do the same thing for another 5 months. Do you think you have improved also? NO.
Adult Professional Players will be able to understand this. Professional Trainers will also understand. Only Passionate Badminton Coaches will take the trouble to coach individually as everybody is different. This way he can see the weakness and help the student. He always has a sense of satisfaction once he sees his student improve.
Does the coach know that you do not know how to do netting? He also may not know that one of his students does not know the proper way to swing a racket. Maybe one of his students do not know how to use his shoulders to generate strength to hit the shuttlecock. Some may even have no idea how to use proper footwork to chase after shuttlecocks.
Is it possible that all 5 of them has the same weakness? Are they all of the same level? The realistic answer is NO. Then why are badminton coaches still conducting this kind of classes? The reason is that it is much easier and saves a lot of time for the badminton coach. You can call this “Lump Sum” coaching.
Do you think that a badminton coach has done a good job by getting all his 5 adult students to do the same thing? And do you think that his job is done when his students had a good sweat out? Do you think all his 5 adult students are able to smash or do netting correctly? NO. Maybe 2 are able to do correct smashing and the other 3 has probably gathered bad habits. This is more serious as bad habits is hard to correct if not corrected early.
So, whose fault is it? Definitely not the adult student’s fault. It is the fault of the badminton coach. This is the reason why we at STBA will set individual training coaching for each adult student as we always believe in Quality.
If our badminton coach follow like what other coaches are doing, the students will not improve. They will also not be getting the proper basic footwork. The students do not ask a lot from their coaches. They only want to learn some proper basic badminton skills. This way when they play they look more professional and also able to enjoy their game longer.
We will slot all the adult students who has the same mindset together. Students who seriously want to build their professional badminton skill will be grouped together This way, they can improve faster within a short period of time. This is because they all have the same intention to improve their badminton skills.
Most of the time, adult students are busy with their work, but they will make it a point to come for training at least once a week. This way they are able to maintain their training frequency.
A few months ago, we had a adult student who was involved in a car accident. She quickly informed us that she is not able to attend training. We love this type of student…students who are considerate and respectful. Some students do not even bother to call up to say they are not coming for the training. This is rude. You can see the differences between responsibility or “don’t bother attitude”.
Most of the adult students that join STBA regularly will see improvements in their badminton. Some adults have to use more strength to hit the shuttlecock because they do not have proper basic badminton skill.
Adult lady badminton players will understand this. Sometimes when you are standing in front of the net and your opponent hit the shuttlecock just in front of you. By right, you should be able to receive and hit back. Many times, you just miss it. This is called “air shot” Why is it so? It is because you have no proper basic foundation in badminton.
Most adult students think that they are too old to learn the professional way of playing badminton. Our Badminton Coach at Senja Cashew CC badminton class said that it is all up to you. If you want to succeed, it is never too late. Work hard and gain confidence. Currently they have a 65 old lady student in the class.
The aim of this Senja Cashew CC Badminton Class is not to prepare them for competitions. It is just to help you reduce the risk of injury and make you look more professional when playing badminton.
2 hours per session
Ratio 4 student in a session
Beginner shall be coach by – Eric Chuar
Location : Senja Cashew Community Centre
Senja Adult Badminton Class fee covers
2 hours per session
Ratio 4 adult in a session
High Beginner shall be teach by head badminton coach – Eric Chuar
Senja CC Adult Badminton Class fee covers
2 hours per session
Ratio 4 student in a session
Intermediate player skill and strategy shall be teach by head coach – Eric Chuar
Note : Reached training location 30 minutes earlier before the lesson start.
Bukit Panjang Adult Badminton Class Fees Cover