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Badminton is my favourite sport. The main reason for this is that it's the first sport I found I was good at. It's a great game for beginners and experts. I've been playing for several years now. It's the sort of game where picking up the basics is quite easy (make contact between the racket ... Read review

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AdvantagesGood exercise, good fun

Disadvantagesnone

"Badminton is my favourite sport. The main reason for this is that it's the first sport I found I was good at. It's a great game for beginners and experts. I've been playing for several years now. It's the sort of game where picking up the basics is quite easy (make contact between the racket and shuttle) but mastering the skills can take a lot longer. I would just like to say that badminton is not just indoor tennis. The two games are very ..." Read review
31.10.2006

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Community Level 5rishibave

rishibave

What puts the MINT in badminton

Advantagesfast,fitness,fun,community

Disadvantagesnone

"...sure you’ve all heard of badminton before but just to remind you it’s the game which uses a shuttlecock, rackets and a net. I have been playing badminton for about 3 years and currently play for Yorkshire. I truly love the game and I hope to give you a better insight into the world of badminton. **History** Badminton originated in Greece, India and China and evolved from the game of ‘battledore and shuttlecock’. The current day game was first ..." Read review
22.11.2002

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Community Level 3Sigisbert

Sigisbert

Long live the Badminton

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"...History # The academic kind of Badminton that is play nowadays only appears in 1873 but much earlier in China India or in northern America several kind of Shuttlecock play existed. The Indian kind named Poona (this kind was played with a little ball) In 1872 some English lords back from India met in the Beaufort Castle. As they were drinking Champagne they talked about memories they had about India and particularly about a game the Poona. Still ..." Read review
23.03.2003

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Community Level 4Grimsbygal

Grimsbygal

Badminton is better than you think

Advantagesgets you fit

Disadvantageshard

"...go for a game of badminton I would have laughed in your face. The truth is now I am going to play tonight and wish I could afford to go a lot more. To be honest I am lousy at badminton. I miss more times than I hit the thing but I still really like it. I have a stupid idea stuck in my head that it will help me get fit and I will lose some weight but in the mean time I will continue to enjoy it. Badminton is derived from the ancient game of ..." Read review
19.04.2001

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Community Level 1lapdancer

lapdancer

Brilliant Badminton

Advantagesfitness and having fun

Disadvantagesyou will be wrecked but its worth it

"...members at all. Why? Because badminton doesn't get the coverage on TV it deserves. It's not a wonder we're not really all that good at badminton as a nation! Badminton is a fantastic sport it incorporates skill, fitness, accuracy and power. The basic rules of the game are very simple and are different for doubles as from singles. In singles the server always starts from the right and must hit it cross court to the other box on the other side ..." Read review
17.03.2001

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