A Beginners Guide to Badminton
Badminton is an expensive racket sport played using heavy racquets on a shuttlecock to hit a ball to a net. While it can also be played with bigger teams, the commonest types of badminton are “doubles” and “singles.” If you are new to badminton, you will probably prefer to start with a pair of badminton racquets in order to get some practice before moving up to bigger and bulkier racquets.
A typical badminton game is played on an indoor court – usually a small court with three or four holes. Each player on each team tries to hit the shuttlecocks of their opponents while avoiding being shot by their own shuttlecocks. The scoring system for badminton is different from that of squash, though. Each player on each team is given an equal number of points for each game they win and each team player receives one point for each time that they hit an opponent’s shuttlecock. The team with the most points at the end of the tournament wins.
Badminton has a lot of skill and strategy involved and can only be learned through constant practice. Badminton players must learn how to position themselves on the court so that they can be useful to their team members. Badminton is played indoors in court rooms that are specially designed for this sport. These rooms are usually equipped with a badminton net that is made to catch the shuttlecocks of the players and rackets that allow the players to hit at the pins.