to think I should be allowed to play in the men's team

(56 Posts)
ICBINEG Thu 07-Mar-13 12:25:10

The local badminton league has no women's league but has a mixed league and a men's league.

For those not immersed in the world of badminton, mixed is essentially a different game to the 'levels' version played in men's / women's leagues.

I don't particularly enjoy playing mixed and would much prefer to play on the men's team.

The local league rules allow women to play in the men's league however the men's team captain has stated that women will only play on the mens team as a last resort (ie when it's that or not get a team out at all) because apparently it would be humiliating for men to play women (and lose grin).

So yes...I am being unreasonable to think I should get the same shot at the men's team as everyone else?

Whoknowswhocares Thu 07-Mar-13 21:33:17

For what it's worth, many leagues do run with a 4 person team. Each person in team plays as a 'number' 1 being the best player, 4 the worst.
You play with each of the team members but always play against the corresponding numbered player on the opposition.
EG. You are player 1. You play every game where your number comes up......
1 and 2 of each team play first, then
3 and 4
1 And 3
2 and 4
1 and 4
2 and 3
So 6 points up for grabs in total.

Having said all that, I'd move clubs. Probably travel a bit further to a better standard league, with proper women's teams. Oh, and stick with the mixed, it will improve your overall game no end to sort out your short game!

ICBINEG Thu 07-Mar-13 23:23:57

It's certainly going to be hard to hide my post DD G-cup boobs....and try and pass for male....

Gah life is too short for sticking with mixed....I find it stressful and limiting to spend all my time at the net.

Theres no point spending your precious free time doing less that what you might.

Actually if I took that previous sentence seriously I would indeed leave and join a new club.

Oh well...some pondering to do.

ICBINEG Thu 07-Mar-13 23:25:04

who yes I think I have played that before now I think of it....We could do that. Or they could relabel it as an open league and we could all get on happily...

mollymole Fri 08-Mar-13 09:57:20

If you had a womens league/team would you let men play in it ?

ReallyTired Fri 08-Mar-13 10:10:39

"If you had a womens league/team would you let men play in it ? "

If there were no men's league then it would be unfair to have a women's only league. Either there should be two seperate leagues for men and women or one open league. It is wrong that the men can play in two leagues (ie. the mens and the mixed) and the women can only play in one league (ie.the mixed)

The mixed league is a totally different game because it follows different rules to the men.

Primrose123 Fri 08-Mar-13 17:54:43

ha! me play at the net? Not likely - I am SHIT at the net.

It's certainly going to be hard to hide my post DD G-cup boobs....and try and pass for male....

ICBINEG Are you sure you're not actually me? We sound awfully alike! grin

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