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CCA Previews ’23: Recreational Badminton

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For many of us, physical activities, especially in the form of sports, are an indispensable part of our lives. Everyone stands to gain much from sports, be it a team sport like football, martial arts such as taekwondo, or even more skill based sports such as bowling. 

Some play to give our body the regular pump it needs to stay fit as a fiddle, while others play to seek an adrenaline rush, or for numerous other reasons.. This is why all kinds of people are welcome at Recreational Badminton, or RecBad, as more fondly known by its members.

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CCA Previews ’23: Tennis

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By Ivan Loh (Boys’ Captain) and Sarah Chan (Girls’ Captain)

What comes to mind when you think about tennis? Is it just chasing a ball with a racket? Non-tennis players like to crack this joke, and it  couldn’t be further from the truth. Tennis is a beautiful game which puts every aspect of an individual to the test. It is a holistic sport which builds players physically, mentally, and emotionally. When playing a game of tennis, every muscle works hard. Your legs explode to sprint for the ball while your abdominals join your arms to whack the ball at your opponent. Additionally, don’t forget the mental muscle: tennis is highly strategic and requires a sound tactical mind. 

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CCA Previews ‘23: Netball 

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By Anna Macinnes (Captain), Clara Tan (Vice-Captain) and Valerie Yong (Quartermistress)

Contrary to popular belief, netball is not a girl’s version of basketball. 

A high-intensity sport involving 7 players per team, netball differs greatly from its ‘sister’ sport of women’s basketball because it bars dribbling, bouncing, and running while in possession of the ball. In addition, netball not only identifies the different positions of its players, but also defines where and in which areas of the court specific players are allowed to be when they compete. Consequently, netball more heavily emphasises accurate passing, positioning and timing. 

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CCA Previews ’23: Raffles Symphonic Band

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By Raffles Symphonic Band EXCO ‘23

“Band? Isn’t that a loop of rubber used to hold objects together?”

“That’s ‘rubber band’. A band is a metal ring indicating the wearer is married.”

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CCA Previews ’23: Malay Cultural Society

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By Khadijah Alsagoff (Chairperson)

Raffles… Malay Cultural Society? Haven’t heard of us? It’s been a little quiet since COVID brought us down, but we have so much in store. With sessions held in our school’s MLEP room, MCS offers you the opportunity to learn about Malay culture and arts, but most of all we provide you with a community—a place to strengthen bonds and find a family you can always fall back on.

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