Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Badminton is a great game to play


I love to play badminton especially in the summer time. Me and my brothers playing outside almost everyday in the summer. It is a game I really enjoy and so I will play it with anyone who is willing. Once summer comes it doesn't really seem like summer until I get to play some badminton. The game of badminton is a fun and relaxing game and if you are playing at a party it can be even more fun. It is a lot like tennis but i can play badminton in our own back yard. We don't need go to a tennis court to play and we can play in between chores. The badminton court is much like a tennis court except the net is high up and the court is a flat grassy surface.Badminton is played with rackets that look a lot like tennis rackets but they are more delicate. They have a net that sits high above the ground and a ball that is called a bird or shuttle cock. The bird or shuttle cock has a small rubber half a ball on the end and it fans out with feathers to help it to fly.
A badminton court has a net in the center that stretches from side to side. On each side of the net is a square for the players to play in. The players try to hit the bird or shuttle cock over the net so the players on the other side have to hit it or miss it. If they miss it then the players who didn't miss it get a point.It is ideal to play badminton with four people but you can play one on one as well. You serve the bird or shuttle cock so that it goes over the net and the person or people on the other side of the net try to hit the bird or shuttle cock so it goes back to you without going out of bounds. Each side of the net has a square that the team mates play in and if the bird or shuttle cock lands on the outside of the boundary with out being touched by the opposing team then it is out of bounds.If the bird or shuttle cock goes out of bounds then the team that hit the bird or shuttle cock over the net gets a point. It is a game that takes a lot of energy so you get plenty of exercise playing badminton. At a party people can take turns playing and watching people play. At a party you can set up more than one badminton court for people to play and have a badminton tournament. So come on guys, let's play Badminton.


1 comment:

mary anne said...

hello. i love to play badminton, too even if i am not really very good at it. but it is sure a great way to have fun with family and friends!