Badminton is a brilliant sport, let me just say that right from the off. I have been playing the game for almost ten years now, from when I was a little boy, right through all of my teenage years and into adulthood. I fully intend on staying in the sport as long as my body permits it and I am so into the sport that I am actually worried about what might happen to my fitness when I go travelling. Yes, you heard that correctly, I’m going to be travelling around the world. I’m not too sure when it is going to happen, but I will be packing my PS4, Xbox One and other consoles away for the season, putting my racquet down and simply getting on a plane to nowhere. What could possibly be better than that, hey?
Anyway, this post was designed for me to tell you all a little bit about the sport that I love, it’s fairly easy for anybody to get into. So for all of the parents out there that are wondering about whether or not it is an ideal sport for getting their children into, let me tell you right now, it is. It is a fantastic sport that has a lot of history, the most common types of badminton include singles and doubles. They really do stand for what you would expect, in singles there is a single player with a racquet, in doubles there are two players – per team – each with a racquet. It is usually played outside, however when you are watching it on the tv at a competitive level you will see that it is actually played inside a fair amount too.
The whole idea in badminton is to score points by hitting the shuttlecock with the racquet and making it hit the floor on the other side of the badminton court. One of the key rules in badminton is that each team or player in singles can only hit the shuttlecock once while it is on their side of the court. If a player strikes the shuttlecock twice they will be penalised and lose a point – this is really not ideal. This simple concept is relatively easy for children to pick up and so it’s a really good game to get them into, boys and girls alike. The shuttlecock itself is a very light cone shaped object, it used to be made out of feathers in the past, however it is now made out of a form of feathered plastic and it is very easy to strike. One thing that must be