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Badminton in General
Member Name: ns1209
Badminton in General
Advantages: Keeps you fit, fun, fast, cheap
Disadvantages: Shuttlecocks break easily
Badminton is a sport which is very fun to play and is played at a very fast pace. The good thing about this is that it keeps you running around and keeps you fit! Also if you are clever you can avoid running around too much and make your opponent do all the running!
You can buy many different types of rackets and these can be bought from about £10 upwards for an OK racket which means it is reasonably cheap. The rackets are lightweight and are different to rackets in games like tennis as they are designed for fast play.
The rules are quite simple and while there are a few complicated ones. The basics are that you have to serve diagonally into the opposite front box and that you have to try to keep the shuttlecock from landing on the floor and make it as hard as possible for your opponent to return it. You normally play to a set number of points and the winner is the one who gets to that score first.
One downside is that the game requires quite a lot of space if played properly with a net. Also the shuttlecocks can break easily so you will need a few to keep you going. There are different types of shuttlecocks depending on how you want to play whether hard and fast or just slow.
I like the fact you have to run around quite a lot as this keeps you fit and healthy! Although you can get tired rather quickly if playing very fast! The game is quite easy and what I like is that everyone can play it if they concentrate and watch the shuttle. There are various different types of shots to make life as hard as possible for your opponent so you might hit it hard to the far right and then to the right again and then to the left and then to the front of the court and then come right up to the net to smash it which is very satisfying!
Overall I really enjoy badminton and while only playing it a few times find it a very enjoyable sport!
Summary: Try it!