Day 6/365: Pinoy Loves to Play Badminton

Day 6/365: Pinoy Loves to Play Badminton

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January 6, 2011
Don Antonio Sports Complex
Commonwealth, Quezon City
Philippines

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Badminton, my grandfather sports! so as well my uncles and my mother who did play this sports over 20 years ago. And me? I just started playing this sports when it became a fad over 6 years ago and luckily I won Second Place during a Company Sportsfest for doubles and that was my first and last competition.

Eventually, it became my seasonal sports. Seasonal since its hard to find a common schedule for friends and colleagues who knows how to play this game. And luckily my new workmates knows how to play it! Yippee! so we try to find time to play once a week as our routinary physical activity and burn all those stupid fats! and be fit! after a long week of work stress. So join us next time?

Badminton

Clothes: Nike Shirt, Adidas Shorts
Shoes by Nike
Yonex Racquet


Here are some basic tips for beginners:

Warm-up: Preparing the body well prior to the game is important. Hence, you need to indulge in a gentle jog or skipping to warm-up your body. Once your body is warm, stretch the major muscle groups concentrating on legs, back and shoulders.

Practice the grip: Focus on the grip when choosing a racket. If you have small hands, small grips are ideal and vice-versa. Concentrate on a relaxed grip when holding the racket. You can excel in forehand and backhand shots with the help of a flexible wrist.

Shuttle: The shuttle you choose should not wobble.

Base Position: Returning to a central base position is a good decision.

Play Indoors: Find a proper court to practice.

Be prepared: Badminton is an unpredictable game and you require moving in any direction within a certain period of time. So know your body limits.

Strategy: Make a game plan. It would be advisable to discover your opponents’ weakness.

Cross-train: Involve in physical activities that would increase your flexibility such as Brisk Walking and Jogging.

Cool-down: Once you are over with your practice, end with a cool-down session. This may include a gentle walk and light stretching.

Point System:

Badminton 21 Points

The Badminton 21 points scoring system started in the Thomas / Uber Cup 2006. I personally think that it has added extra spice and excitement to the game.

Doubles matches, the rules are:

-One service only
-Back service line remains and the current rule applies.

The chart below explains the 3×21 rally point scoring system for doubles matches.

In a Doubles match between A&B against C&D. A&B win the toss and decide to serve. A will serve to C. A shall be the initial server while C shall be the initial receiver.

Course of Action/ Explanation Score
.
.
Service from Service Court Server & Receiver Winner of the Rally
. Love All C D Right service court. Being the score of the serving side is even. A serves to C. A and C are the initial server and receiver. A & B
B A
A & B win a point. A & B will change service courts. A serves again from Left service court. C & D will stay in the same service courts. 1-0 C D Left service court. Being the score of the serving side is odd. A serves to D C & D
A B
C & D win a point and also right to serve. Nobody will change their respective service courts. 1-1 C D Left service court. Being the score of the serving side is odd. D serves to A A & B
A B
A & B win a point and also right to serve. Nobody will change their respective service courts. 2-1 C D Right service court. Being the score of the serving side is even. B serves to C C & D
A B
C & D win a point and also right to serve. Nobody will change their respective service courts. 2-2 C D Right service court. Being the score of the serving side is even. C serves to B C & D
A B
C & D win a point. C & D will change service courts. C serves from Left service court. A & B will stay in the same service courts. 3-2 D C Left service court. Being the score of the serving side is odd. C serves to A A & B
A B
A & B win a point and also right to serve. Nobody will change their respective service courts. 3-3 D C Left service court. Being the score of the serving side is odd. A serves to C A & B
A B
A & B win a point. A & B will change service courts. A serves again from Right service court. C & D will stay in the same service courts. 4-3 D C Right service court. Being the score of the serving side is even. A serves to D C & D
B

Enjoy playing !!!