Thursday, 20 Jun 2024

Badminton Pan America

I grew up in a neighborhood called Sapere in Neuquen, Argentina, where the social condition was challenging but filled with enterprising and hardworking families. Despite the difficulties, I found solace and joy in sports like handball and volleyball. Competing at the provincial level in these sports not only allowed me to make friends but also taught me valuable life lessons.

It was during the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona when I first saw badminton on television. However, it wasn’t until 2008, at the Atletico Neuquen club, that I had the opportunity to play this unique sport for the first time. Despite being considered a sport for “crazy people,” I fell in love with badminton and have been playing it ever since.

Badminton has become an integral part of my life. The game’s adrenaline and fatigue generate immense satisfaction with every point played. More than that, it brings me joy to introduce others to this sport. Whether it’s attracting the attention of young boys or dispelling doubts and fears in adults, badminton is an easy sport to learn and can be enjoyed by everyone, regardless of age or gender. It promotes inclusivity and a sense of belonging.

Some of my most memorable experiences include participating in tournaments and training sessions across different cities and countries. These opportunities have allowed me to meet people from diverse cultures and have broadened my horizons.

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One of the most significant impacts of badminton is its positive influence on social events and schools. Whether it’s presenting Shuttle Time in schools, celebrating city anniversaries, or national days, badminton brings people together in a fun and non-violent way.

The Shuttle Time modules, particularly modules 3 and 5, are designed to inspire and motivate children to practice badminton. They provide teachers and instructors with the necessary resources to engage children and create a love for the sport.


Q: How did you first discover badminton?

A: I first saw badminton during the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona. However, it wasn’t until 2008 that I had the opportunity to play it for the first time at the Atletico Neuquen club in my city.

Q: What makes badminton an inclusive sport?

A: Badminton is a sport that embraces inclusivity. It can be enjoyed by people of all ages and genders, fostering a sense of belonging and promoting unity.

Q: What are some memorable experiences you’ve had with badminton?

A: Participating in tournaments and training sessions across different cities and countries has allowed me to meet people from diverse cultures and experience the joy of being part of a global badminton community.

Q: How does badminton impact social events and schools?

A: Badminton brings people together at social events and in schools, creating a fun and non-violent environment. It can be a source of enjoyment and physical activity for all participants.


In conclusion, badminton has had a profound impact on my life. From my humble beginnings in Neuquen, Argentina, to participating in tournaments and training sessions around the world, badminton has brought me joy, friendship, and a sense of belonging. The sport’s inclusivity and non-violent nature make it an ideal choice for social events and schools.

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To experience the thrill of badminton for yourself, I encourage you to join us and discover the joy of this beautiful sport. Let’s come together, regardless of age or gender, and create unforgettable memories on the badminton court.

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