Have you played or watched badminton? The badminton competition population in Japan is large. In this article, I will introduce about badminton in detail for beginners. After reading this article, you will want to play badminton!
In badminton, there are singles that play one on one and doubles that play tow on two. Both have the same basic rules.
- A rally starts with a serve and end when someone commits a fault or the shuttle touches the ground. You’ll be awarded with one point when you win a rally, whichever player first reach 21 points win the games.
- The match will be played in up to 3 games. If you take two games first, you win.
- The left side of the figure below is the coat for singles, the right side is the coat for doubles, and the blue part of the figure is used. If the shuttle lands on the line, it’s IN.
In addition, there are detailed rules and I would like to introduce some of them. For example, the height, direction, and location of the serve are determined. The racket should not touch the net. You may think it hard to remember all the rules, but it’s easy to lean as you play.
Next is about Shots of Badminton.
Clear is defensive shot hit from your baseline to your opponent’s baseline.
Drive are shorts that crosses the net flatly in a horizontal trajectory. It is widely used in doubles as player want to keep the shuttle low.
Drop travels down steeply and land at your opponent’s forecourt. It is used to move opponent from corner to corner.
Net Shot are played from around the net area back to your opponent’s net area.
There are several reasons to recommend badminton.
First, it’s is easy to get started. Popular sports such as basketball require soccer and baseball need a large member of people, but badminton can be played with at least two people. And initial cost is low. This will be explained detail in the next section.
Second, Badminton is good for all aspects of life including the body and mind. Badminton is said to be the fastest ball game. Once you can hit the smash well, it feels good and stress is released. Badminton beginners often don’t hit the racket with the shuttle, but the more they practice, the better they play. You can enjoy your progress. Also, assembling and bargaining games is one of fun things. It’s a pleasure when the shot I can hit a shot on the line of the coat or when I deceive my opponent with a feint.
Finally, you can interact with many people. The competition population of badminton in Japan is large. If you go to a local badminton club, you can interact with people of all ages.
Getting started with badminton is easy and doesn’t cost much. First of all, let’s prepare the tools. There are three main tools you need to get stared with badminton.
・Consumables(~10000yen) : For example, racket guts, shuttles and grip. The shuttle should be a waterfowl feather, not a plastic one.
After getting all tools, go to a nearby badminton club or rent a gymnasium to get stared with badminton. You can easily find a badminton club on the internet.
Of course, it’s fun to play badminton, but it’ also fun to watch the game. The speedy rallies and bargaining of professional athletes are very interesting. In addition , badminton is a sport that is more mentally and physically demanding than you might image. I’m impressed to see the athletes playing hard.
I would like to introduce my recommended player. The level of badminton in Japan is one of the highest in the world, and Kento Momota is especially attracting attention. He is a singles player and won has won numerous world championships. He has overwhelming skill and his play surprised audience.
Professional player’s matches are followed by high level rallies and incredible play. This video is a compilation of super play. If you see this, you will become a badminton fan.
If you are interested in reading this article, let’s get stared with badminton!