Badminton is the second most popular sport in India which has many a religious followers. Badminton is a game which involves players using their rackets to hit the shuttle-cock over the net across the opponent`s side. The game is highly engaging and requires one to be quick on their feet while simultaneously being synchronised in their hand movements.
It was the most popular sport in Pune and was also called as Poonah because the first set of rules were drawn up there in 1873 which were followed up until 1887.
Most of us can easily recognise this sport since we have been brought up either playing the game ourselves in the streets which we grew up by, or have seen our neighbours indulge in this sport some time or the other. And so, it remains as a fond memory for most of us. However, it is not too late to pick up the rackets once again and prove our capabilities.
Badminton, like many other sports, allows for the opportunity to make ourselves fitter and healthier. It paves way to form relationships and new friendships with the people we play with and has since long been a much enjoyed source of forming new bonds! It is a sport which most of us can adapt to naturally, even if only a few can excel at it. And as most of us know from our past experiences, it is one of those few sports which we can play for hours without feeling tired or bored. Time seems to fly by as we indulge in this activity with our friends and family!
It is a great stress reliever and also helps sustain our interest and attention over long periods of time. Not only does it provide us with time to ourselves, but it is a sport which people of different age groups can play together, proving to be the best way to spend quality time with our family.
What most people don`t realise is that even though they haven`t played the game in a long time, only a day`s worth of practice can bring them up to speed and hence for most of us who have already played this sport in our younger days, it is the best activity to treat ourselves to. And as you will see the shuttle fly above the net, you will be transported to those simpler times, with happiness all about!