Badminton is a recreational sport played using rackets to hit a shuttlecock across a net. Although it may be played with larger teams, the most common forms of the game are "singles" (with one player per side) and "doubles" (with two players per side).
Badminton is often played as a casual outdoor activity in a yard or on a beach; formal games are played on a rectangular indoor court. Points are scored by striking the shuttlecock with the racket and landing it within the opposing side's half of the court. Each side may only strike the shuttlecock once before it passes over the net.
The game originally developed in British India from the earlier game of battledore and shuttlecock.
At high levels of play, the sport demands excellent fitness: players require aerobic stamina, agility, strength, speed, and precision. It is also a technical sport, requiring good motor coordination and the development of sophisticated racquet movements.
Badminton at 1Leisure
We have seven indoor badminton courts at 1Leisure Medina.
Six are in the main Sports Hall and one is in Studio 1.
Badminton is included on the Gold AND Silver One Cards.