Badminton is one of the small amount of sporting activities where men and women participate with each other. It is a sport for everyone and capabilities, and even though conditioning is really a key aspect for pro players, it’s not a prerequisite to take up the sport. Badminton is a completely inclusive sport and is available to any age and all degrees of ability. You can start to play in a reasonably lower level of fitness as well as ability. It is a serious and competitive sport in many nations around the world and is still one the favorite backyard sporting activities ever.
Badminton gear is really quite simple – every player uses a badminton racket (racquet), there is a badminton net in the center of the court, and one participant starts off the action by striking the birdie, or shuttlecock, across the net
It is either played in single mode with two people on opposing sides of the net, or doubles in which you have four people divided into two teams with two people on each side of the net. If the shuttlecock is hit into the opponent’s part of the court the player that hit it scores points. Now when the players hit the shuttlecock back and forth without it landing on the ground it is a rally.
This sport can be played competitively indoors or for fun in your own backyard or other outdoor setting. It is a great game for kids to learn how to play. In fact many badminton sets are sold each year for kids and families to enjoy.
This game is unique to other racquet sports because of the shuttlecock’s make up. It is basically a feathered projectile that is designed to be aerodynamic. It moves faster than balls, but decelerated quicker than they do. Because these can be adversely affected by the wind that is why competitive matches are held indoors out of the wind.
Now very little though is needed to play badminton outside at your house. You need:
1. A badminton net which usually comes with its own poles for installation.
2. A flat area to install the net and play.
3. Some shuttlecocks say about two or three of them in case one gets torn up or lost.
4. Enough racquets for the number of people playing.
See how easy it is to set up for a game of badminton? Get yourself a badminton set today if you do not already have one. You will get some good exercise in playing as an added benefit.