2012 CP Badminton Youth Camp with London Olympians

The 3-day CP Badminton Youth Camp with 2012 London Olympians is finally concluded.  All 50 participants (42 juniors and 8 adults) received their certificates of completion signed by the Olympians Marc Zwiebler, Michael Fuchs, Howard Bach and Tony Gunawan.  With the flashlights popping like lightning from every corner of the gym and video cameras focusing on so many smiling faces, all kids lined up waiting for their photo opportunities with their favorite coaches before saying bon voyage. 


Donald C. Paup, a great player, coach and friend, passed away on August 7, 2012 - Obituary

 Dr. Donald C. Paup
It is with great sadness that we report that Dr. Donald Clark Paup passed away on August 7, 2012 at his home in Vienna, VA, due to complications from Parkinson’s Disease. Don is justly famous in the badminton world as one of the top players this country has ever produced, in addition to his many years as a badminton coach and a professional in exercise science.


WBAL-TV Baltimore Badminton Broadcast

WBAL-TV (NBC) Broadcast about Badminton
Here is the link to the story.
The first segment, about the history of Badminton, aired at at 5:45 am on WBAL-TV news. The first segment was aired again at 7:45 pm on NBC's Olympic Zone coverage. The second segment (linked above); on the skills, techniques and difficulties of badminton; aired at 6:10 am the same day on WBAL-TV 11 News.  (I am still looking for a  copy of the first segment to post).


Bird Rising: Wong’s View

Silver Spring, Maryland resident Desmond Wong lives and breathes badminton.  A nationally ranked player, Wong especially enjoys coaching, which he began back in 2000 at a handful of community centers in the Rockville and Silver Spring area.  Eventually, he formed a “mini-club,” renting school space and trying to drum up interest in the program.