Start October last year – the goal: to become a certified BailongBall Junior Trainer. The plan was a mix of online training and on-site training weekends. The idea was to have regular online sessions that would simplify training schedules for both trainers and trainees and eliminate the need for repeated long trips to the training site. However, the pandemic had its own plans and the training weekends were repeatedly postponed and eventually cancelled altogether. The training was done completely online, as was the exam.
Paris is planning a live event worth attending: There will be a BailongBall demonstration at the 2021 Europa Taichi in June 17-20, this year. Among other performances, Philippe Marty will demonstrate soloplay and there will be other players, as well. Check out the official page and YouTube video.
What does an ice-cold Shrove Tuesday in Rostock call for? Well, “Berliner Pfannkuchen”, a doughnut like pastry, which is very popular at this time of the year in Germany. And how about not only pleasing your sense of taste but also “adding a dash of fitness” with a racket?
A lively start to the new year: TBBA started 2021 with an online session, today. Everyone interested in / having fun playing BailongBall was invited. And so we just returned from a session with good old friends and many new players who met online for the first time today. Quite fascinating that one sport can unite people from countries across 3 continents in one event!
It is the end of the year and the time to look at the last months and everyday life with different eyes. Time to share with those who joined our journey through the year. Time to rejoice together over what is important – being together, being there for one another, celebrating together. And so, on Sunday, the TBBA celebrated Christmas together. The ball moved from Panama, to the Netherlands, Portugal, Germany, Usbekistan and the Ukraine
Do you already have Jerusalema stuck in your head, are excited about the song that makes the world dance? Simply viral – a South African DJ and a South African singer release a song that has been viewed more than 160 million times on YouTube so far. On TikTok, the hashtag “#Jerusalema Dance Challenge” has scored more than 353 million hits to date. A wave of hope and good vibes, which finds its expression in many dance videos crossing all borders. Videos, which in turn have led to millions of clicks on the popular video portals to date.
And of course this wave is also carried by BailongBall. The group of BailongBall players from Zeeland around Maya Lentze (on the right in the picture below) has published their interpretation of the song in a dance video – of course with racket and ball.
In the current issue of the Red Cross magazine Mecklenburg-Vorpommern “extra.stark!”, trainer Heidi Rempel and her players are once again the point of contact for young and old. For one week the German Red Cross “Stadtteil- und Bewegungszentrum” in Rostock has put together a colorful program for everyone. Heidi and her BailongBall team led through the Tuesday program. Read more about the event and the Rostock BailongBall players in the article.
We are offering two entry level workshops in cooperation with Mannheimer Abendakademie. ? The first one is a three hour workshop on October 10th, 2020 and the second one with one hour each on October 17 and 18, 2020.
In its article “Gentle Sport with Fun Factor” of the July 2020 issue of the magazine “Stadtmagazin Bensheim” you can read what makes our sport so special and what the city of Bensheim has to offer in terms of BailongBall.