Badminton is an exciting sport that anyone can enjoy!
Badminton is a sport that is played with racquets to hit a shuttlecock or birdie across a net. It can be played by two or four players.
The sport is played indoors, usually on a badminton court, but can also be played outdoors on grass or hard surfaces. The shuttlecock is thrown into the air and each player strikes it with their racquet until it is returned to the other side of the net. The player who fails to return the shuttlecock loses a point.
It’s a great way to stay active and have fun with friends.
Basics of Badminton
To get started, here are the basics of the game: the court, the shuttlecock, the rackets, and the rules.
The court is rectangular, divided by a net that is 1.55m high at the edges and 1.524m high in the middle. It is 20ft wide and 44ft long, except for doubles matches which require a wider court measuring 20ft in width and 44ft in length.
Also, the court should have an area of at least 3m behind each service line to allow players to move around.
A shuttlecock, or birdie, is a round object made of feathers or plastic which is hit back and forth over the net. The feathers of the shuttlecock, typically made from goose or duck feathers, are designed to give the shuttlecock a high drag coefficient, allowing it to be struck accurately and with great speed.
The cork base of the shuttlecock is designed to be aerodynamic, allowing it to fly with speed and accuracy.
A badminton racket is an essential tool for any badminton player. It is used to hit the shuttlecock and to defend against an opponent’s shots. It is lightweight and has a long handle and a circular frame with a stringed area.
The racket is made from a combination of metal, plastic, and/or carbon fiber and is strung with a synthetic string. There are a variety of badminton rackets available, and the choice of a racket should be based on the player’s skill level and preference.
Badminton is a fast-paced sport that requires players to have quick reflexes and good hand-eye coordination. The following are the basic rules of badminton:
The court is divided into two halves by a net and is 13.4 meters long and 6.1 meters wide.
- Each player or team is assigned one side of the court and may not cross the net.
- The game begins with a serve from the right side of the court. The serve must be made without touching the net.
- The shuttlecock must pass over the net and into the opponent’s court to be considered a valid return.
- The shuttlecock can only be hit once by each side before it passes over the net.
- The shuttlecock must land in the court on the other side for the rally to continue.
- The rally continues until one side fails to return the shuttlecock or hits it out of bounds.
- The first side to score 21 points is the winner.
Indeed, badminton is a great racket sport for different ages.
So, grab a racket, get out there, and unleash your skills!