Just A Racquet And A Shuttlecock
Story By: Aidan Kim Editor: Joshua Hahn Web Designer: Andy Yoon
Badminton is a sport that most of the people know about. Although many people know it, not many people play the sport. Rather than playing badminton, the others will choose to play basketball, soccer, baseball, tennis, and other sports that are considered as “famous” sports. While some people play badminton when they are bored, they don’t play it because they want to be good at it; they play it because they have nothing to do. Some elderly people play it since they think it’s a good for exercising. The sport Badminton is being considered as one of the minor sports. Of course, everybody can have different opinions about whether it is a minor sport or a major sport but just because it’s considered more of a minor sport, it shouldn’t be overlapped by the major sports. It’s just that others don’t take Badminton seriously which makes them not have fun while playing Badminton.
Badminton itself looks really easy. It looks like two people hitting the shuttlecock back and forth until: one player miss-hits the ball, doesn’t get it over the net or when it goes out of bounds, or when the opponent smashes and the other player is unable to receive it. Since we are spectating badminton from a different viewpoint it might be a bit slower and easy but actually the sport badminton is considered as one of the fastest sports and it is not easy as it looks. In order to play badminton you need the to be fast, have good reflexes, and be able to concentrate. Badminton requires great concentration since the ball moves very fast back and forth. According to many people, badminton is recognized as one of the fastest racquet sports in the world. Without the basic athleticism, it will be hard to be good at playing badminton. Everybody who enjoys badminton should try out for the next year badminton club, because playing the sport that you enjoy in high school will help you get rid of your stresses and have better relationships with the “sunbaes”, as you can communicate with them.