One memory that I have about Margaret came a couple of years ago. I remember showing up to the gym ready to practice and waiting with Margaret for the others to show up. After a while it became apparent that no one else was going to come so I decided that I would start walking home. But just as I was about to walk out the door Margaret stopped me and said she could still have practice and that she would run drills with me. I told her that it wasn't necessary but she insisted that it was no big deal so for the next couple hours she coached me and ran drills for me. It was quite kind of her to stay for those couple hours and it shows how much she cares for the athletes that she coaches. After we were finished and I was ready to go she gave me a drive home as we had finished earlier than normal and my parents weren't able to drive me. Overall this story proves that she enjoys coaching and wants her athletes to succeed.
What lesson(s) has this coach instilled in you/athletes/or others? Margaret has instilled many lessons in me but one that has helped me the most both on and off the badminton court is being patient. Patience is important in badminton as you have to develop the rally and you can't win points consistently by trying to hit winners on every shot. Margaret was able to teach me this lesson through showing me when and how to hit certain shots. She reinforces the lesson by reviewing rallies that I have played and telling me where I can improve. This lesson has helped me not only in badminton but also in my everyday life as many things come with time such as learning various math formulas and English writing methods in school. So this lesson of patience has helped me in many different ways so I'm thankful that Margaret helped me learn this lesson.