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Atlanta Badminton Club announces tournament winners

May 2014
Atlanta Badminton Club announces tournament winners



The Atlanta Badminton Club celebrated its first year on April 5, 2014 with a tournament, the Anniversary Cup, in Alpharetta. Organizer Chandra M. Sivalingam presented trophies to the winners:
• Men Singles: Tsubasa Aguro; Runner-up: Shravan Kumar Konuganti.
• Men Doubles: Adil Premji & Tony Bhatia; Runners-up: Sanjay & Shravan.
• Women Singles: Vidya Krishnan; Runner-up: Mrs. Dhilsad Premji.
• Mixed Doubles: Adil Premji & Mrs. Dhilsad Premji; Runners-up: Dao Duong &Tapas Patra.
• Best Coach Award 2014: Tony Bhatia.



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Tony Bhatia receives the Best Coach Award 2014 from organizer Chandra M. Sivalingam.

The first year has been successful: The club offers coaching for kids (6-15 years) on Sundays from 10:00 am to 11:30 am by Tony Bhatia. Regular play is Saturday evening and Sunday morning. Many organizations are having their badminton tournament with the club. There will be quarterly tournaments to get more kids and adults involved in badminton, and the club will be participating in the Georgia Games, an Olympic legacy, this year on July 12th at Lucky Shoals Park.

From the youngest player (6 years old) to the oldest (65 years young), all love badminton and no one has quit coming. It’s not only fun, but healthy. Although many people treat badminton as a backyard sport, it can be as competitive and as tough as any other sport. Badminton players are fit, for they need speed, stamina, agility, power, and also delicate skills and touches. It is a game of strategy, tactics, and mental fitness, giving it the nickname of “the physical chess game.”

Playing badminton regularly increases the level of HDL, good cholesterol, while decreasing the level of bad cholesterol. Playing conditions the body so that the basal heart rate drops a few beats per minute and blood pressure is reduced, so that players can sometimes decrease medication (with a physician’s supervision). Badminton conditions and strengthens the heart muscle; even people with pre-existing heart disease can benefit by playing badminton within their endurance level, with medical supervision. Players also burn calories and use up fat deposits, losing weight and inches.

Finally, playing badminton keeps you feeling well, strong, motivated, enthusiastic, and young. It helps to ward off depression, anxiety, and stress, and increase self-esteem. It also helps with better sleep, which is vital for good health.

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Badminton is one of the most played sports in the world, very popular in Asia and parts of Europe like Denmark and the U.K.—but it is still trailing behind many other sports in terms of recognition, sponsorship, and attention. This club is helping to give badminton its due recognition. For more information, see www.atlbadminton.com .




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