When I was first introduced to badminton in my mid-teens, I had been playing tennis for most of my life. Because of the low participation of badminton in South Australia, most of the badminton I learnt in the first couple of years was self taught. Hence, even these days I find myself constantly learning better ways to play the sport.
Something that we didn't discuss in last week's article, How To Choose a Badminton Racquet is the weight and grip size of the racquet. The reason why you would want to know is because most racquets come in various weights and grip sizes.
So you're looking to make that first racquet purchase OR you're looking to get a new racquet to replace your old one and don't know where to start. There are so many different racquets out there and it can be confusing if you're unfamiliar with the brands and types that exist
Badminton's origins are believed to be traced back for more than two thousand years in ancient civilisations of Greece and Egypt. A badminton-like game namedBattledore and Shuttlecockinvolved two players who hit a feather shuttlecock back and forth with paddles for as long as possible without hitting the ground. It was also referred to asJeu De Volant, which means "The Game of Flight" in French; this is also the origin of our brand name.
The evolution of badminton is not defined by a single individual or the racquet that was used. From the early 1960s until now, a multitude of players have stood out from the rest and have slowly changed the gameplay of badminton, transitioning it into that game we see today.
The speed and power of the top players. How quick their reactions are, their skills, gameplay and strategy in high-pressure situations. I love the defensive play where it looks like the point is over but somehow, the shuttle keeps coming back. It’s truly something that’s amazing and has my legs and body twitching when I’m watching! And I know for sure that many others feel the same way.