Two kids from Sylvan Lake, Callum Keating and Kya Pritchard, with a rising enthusiasm for the sport of badminton, are off to an incredible begin to convey dwelling gold from the Airdrie Junior Yonex Badminton mixed-doubles match as one among their first video games. Huh.
“They received the gold medal by defeating three different groups within the match. The pair have been coaching since October and have traveled to 2 different tournaments forward of the AirDry match. Callum and Kya caught to the sport plan and used their energy and finesse together with their teamwork to defeat their opponents in some very shut matches. Callum additionally received a bronze medal within the U19 males’s doubles class,” coach Hoang Le mentioned.
Keating, who’s keen on fast-paced video games with technique, says he enjoys the teamwork required to win the doubles class. Whereas he started taking part in competitively about 4 years in the past, this was solely Keating’s second, however stronger, badminton match.
“I believe my arduous work is lastly paying off. Hopefully, this win is the primary of many,” Keating mentioned.
Based mostly on her present accidents, Pritchard hopes to maneuver on to a extra aggressive future in badminton and be taught the talents.
Each prepare and play for Crimson Deer Youth Badminton Membership. Pritchard and Keating had been amongst 5 gamers who traveled to Airdrie for the three-day match beginning February 18, hosted by Badminton Alberta.
Keating seems ahead to his subsequent match at Olds on March 11 and 12. Anybody all for becoming a member of badminton coaching can contact the membership coach at email@example.com.