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Badminton is a popular racquet sport played by two opposing players or two teams of two. Players score points by striking a shuttlecock (shuttle) with their racquet so that it passes over the net and lands in their opponents' half of the court.
According to a Government Household Survey, over two million people play badminton on a regular basis in Britain.
Generally played in Leisure centres, sports halls, schools etc. Badminton is usually an indoor sport. When playing doubles (two teams of two people) it is quite common to play mixed doubles (one male and one female in each team).
From four years to ninety-four years Badminton is truly a sport for any age.
It is easy to get success with badminton. Just pick up a racket and see how easy it is to hit a shuttle! Playing will involve, bending, stretching, lunging, forward and backward movements. Get some coaching or join a club to improve your skills.
Badminton is a sport played between two or four people each with a racket. Generally played indoors on a court, the aim of the game is to score points. This is done by hitting the shuttle over the net onto the ground in the opponents side of the court. Of course, your opponents will be trying to do the same. There is a net in the middle of the court the top of which is 1.52m from the ground. Players take turns in serving.
To play at anything more than social levels, practise and dedication are necessary, especially if playing doubles, when an understanding of each others possible movements is vital.
Badminton is played worldwide, and is also an Olympic sport. So there are many competitions and tournaments to be competed for both locally and internationally, and at all levels of proficiency.
The game of Badminton derives from the ancient battledore and shuttlecock. Badminton has similarities with most ball and racket sports especially tennis and table tennis.
Fairly low cost of entry. A racket can cost about £10 or they can be hired from venues. A tube of shuttles is also about £10. Court hire varies, but is usually less than £10 for an hour (and remember four people can play on a court at any one time).
Level of Demand
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