SHUTTLECOCK Inspires!

Current Class Details

District: Tuen Mun
Class Time: 1000-1200, Every Saturday
Starting Date: May 2016
Ending Date: April 2018
Number of students: 12
Age: 7-11

Titled-sponsor: N/A
Collaboration partner: The Salvation Army Integrated Service for Young People

Shuttlecock, also known as Jianqiu is a traditional Chinese national sport in which players aim to keep a heavily weighted shuttlecock in the air by using their bodies.

Playing shuttlecock is vigorous aerobic exercise, and provides the health benefits of any active sport. Building hand-eye coordination is also good for the health of the brain.

We hope our students could aim for representing Hong Kong in the future for this traditional Chinese sport.

Coach Profile

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Mr. Lam Chi Wai

Mr. Lam is a former Hong Kong Team member and the assistant coach of Hong Kong Team. He is also the co-founder of  the Hong Kong Shuttlecock Academy.

Sharing & Feedback

When I was first asked to coach for the shuttlecock class at Tuen Mun, my first reaction was “No way! That’s too far, too time-consuming!’’ But after learning that it was a class provided by a sports charity, I changed my mind.

 

I love shuttlecock so much that I committed almost my entire youth into it. However, there were so many competitions and training opportunities that I had to let go because I couldn’t afford. Because of this, I was moved by IHKSports. I want to do all I can to help IHKSports to increase social mobility of the underprivileged students through sports.  

 

For the class, quite a few of students have Special Education Needs and I have to be more empathetic with them. I am happy to see that they are not only making progress in skills, but also in accepting their teammates’ weaknesses. They encourage each other in the team. They also improved their confidence, and became willing to work towards trainings goals that I set for them.

 

Of course they are not perfect. It takes a lot of patience to coach them. But however naughty they may be, there is one thing I am pretty sure ─ they are just kids who want to be valued. They are making subtle improvements and the seeds of sportsmanship has been planted in their heart. Together let us continue to help them thrive!

 

Coach – Lori

I am grateful to InspiringHK and our coach Lori. I think it is good to be strict when teaching students. As parents we should learn more about how our children are performing, so we can properly encourage them at home. I will point out areas of improvement when necessary, so he will get the most out of the 2 years.

– Parent of one of our students – Yu Kai

Competitions and Performances

2016-2017:

  • Samsung 59th Festival of Sport – 20th Interschool Shuttlecock Invitation Tournament cum Shuttlecock Competition