Badminton

  • BADMINTON

    badminton-group-3Did you know that the game of badminton happens to be one of the world’s most popular racket sports (2nd only to tennis of course!) At the same time, it is regarded as the fastest or quickest racket sport in terms of game speed, player agility, player reflexes, etc. Whether you’re a badminton enthusiast, or a beginner who would like to try your hand at the game, give us a shout – we’ll get you connected. 

    Badminton play times:
    Wednesdays from 6-8:30pm – Contact Chandra (call or text 636-288-7786)
    Saturdays from 3-5:30pm – Contact George: gang99zheng@gmail.com, or text (636) 675-7733
    Sundays from 11-2pm –  Contact Hull Wu:  hull.wu@gmail.com  (call or text 314-602-6018)

    The primary rules and regulations of badminton, along with some interesting facts about the game:

    Basic Regulations
    The fundamental concept of badminton is similar to that of tennis. The objective of the game is to strike the shuttlecock with the badminton racket so that it does not hit the net and fall back on your side of the court, but crosses over to your opponent’s side. At the same time, the shuttlecock should not land outside the lines which demarcate the court boundaries.

    • A shuttlecock (sometimes called a bird or birdie) must have 14-16 feathers and are usually from a goose or duck and from the left wing of the bird only.
    • Badminton premiered as a full-medal Olympic sport at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain. See more about Badminton at the Olympics.
    • The International Badminton Federation’s World Grand Prix Circuit, started in the 1980s, turned a primarily amateur sport into a professional one.
    • The IBF has 130 member associations around the world, with more than 14 million members.