Of course you can! You're never to old to learn a new hobby or sport!
Venkata Naga Rajesh Badveti
Yes you can certainly pursue your career aspirations and be a champ of the game!!
Few points you need to consider before you take a decision:
- Evaluate real passion for the game in you, How long you been following the game ? How good you know the rules, facts and game already ? Who do you look upto as your inspiration and why ?
- What is your ultimate motivation for this decision ?
Turning from a casual to a professional game requires decent efforts and resources. Look for these options, plan and start. Beginning, believing and consistency are the important factors for success.
All the professional today you see are what they are today is purely based on the above points mentioned.
Good luck to you !!
Venkata Naga Rajesh recommends the following next steps:
Deena recommends the following next steps:
If you have never ever played badminton before, then taking up a career in badminton now will likely not have a high probability of success. I am assuming that you are an intermediate to high skill level badminton player, and are interested in turning a hobby into a profession. If yes, then then you can absolutely do it! Where there is a will, there is a way!! My first suggestion will be to enroll in a local Badminton club and start practicing consistently. Also, it would be imperative for you to get a Coach - someone who can spot your strengths and weaknesses and develop a personalized plan to get you to the next level. Wish you best!
You can but you also need to make sure about you physical abilities and also your passion for sports. Playing sports is not only mental strength but you have to be intelligent enough to compete at international levels.
Stavan recommends the following next steps:
since you have asked this question, I am assuming you have interest in Badminton and are pretty decent at it.
Now to purse a career as a sportsman in India is a challenge however it's not impossible.
And from my personal experience though I am 10+yrs of your age, I am pursuing my career in weightlifting, so age is just an entry point after that its your caliber and your determination to excel at it.
My first and foremost advice to you is to hire a Coach (who knows his stuff very well) and has connections.
Be mindful and careful here as there are many wannabe coaches out there, who promise results but actually don't.
so look at the Coaches track record, his style of coaching and form in Badminton, also look how his previous students have progressed and excel.
Apart of this, I highly recommend you to start competing in Badminton competition across INDIA & ABROAD, I know it's a bit scary to read this and think about it.
But trust me, this will make you a great well rounded sportsman.
I want you to remember this quote, "You don't get what you want, you don't get what you need, you get what you deserve".
And the deserve part is when you obsess about it and work towards your goals day in day even if that means 15mins a day..
I wish you all the best, Take care!!
19 is a good age to choose Badminton as a career if you have been playing already. If not, then you will need time to pick up the sport, start participating in championships and winning it. How quickly you do it, depends on your passion, dedication and coach.
I recommend you carefully evaluate career options in Badminton while also consider some alternative careers which may be of interest to you. The number of available jobs in Badminton could possibly be small so having some alternative ideas will give you more options.