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Badminton is a setback game that is played with a badminton racket and a shuttlecock. The players try to hit the ball over a net so that the opponent cannot hit it back. It can be played as a single, double or mixed. It is played in the hall. Badminton is competitively run by over 14 million players worldwide in more than 160 nations (source wikipedia).

Badminton puts high spiritual and physical demand on the players. Speed, strength, endurance and cardiovascular systems are used during a game, while concentration as well as responsiveness are trained and developed during a competition. In addition, badminton aids flexibility, stamina and burns large amounts of fat. This versatility makes badminton a hard and demanding competition sport. However, badminton is also an excellent leisure sport. Approx. 80% of the worlds population play in leisure centres, on the street, on vacation, on the ­beach. A court is not always necessary, as long as you have a shuttle and rackets you can play. Central issue, it is great fun and everybody moves.


Badminton is an excellent recreational sport. Approximately 80% of the population plays at least irregularly in the hall, on the street, on vacation, on the beach or on the meadow. A playing field is not always necessary, it doesn't matter where the ball comes from. The main thing is that it is fun and you move.

1. Badminton is the most effective form of training for the cardiovascular system after running. Half an hour to a full hour twice a week is enough to significantly increase your fitness level.
2. You can play badminton almost anywhere. Many cities have at least one club and maybe a badminton center.
3. Badminton is inexpensive. If you play a double in a center, the hour will only cost around 4.00 euros per player. In the club it is even cheaper.
4. Badminton as an internal combustion engine. The body burns a lot of calories without noticing it. Lose weight and have fun doing it - where can you find that?
5. Badminton also means that you can set the pace yourself and do not have to be afraid of overload. You play in pairs or four, with boyfriend or girlfriend, with each other or against each other.
6. Badminton is a communicative sport: get to know nice people - no problem with this sport!
In badminton, the team consists of men and women.
7. Badminton is challenging and easy at the same time. There is a ball change for beginners - but it is a long way to go to badminton at a high level. It's fun at every level.
8. You can play badminton at any age and even together! There is hardly any other sport.
9. Badminton is in.
Tennis and squash are declining in many areas, but badminton is booming. Getting fit with badminton is the trend - because badminton trains body and mind!
10. Watching is also fun. The Olympic sport is attracting more and more people. Anyone who has ever experienced a top tournament, perhaps even in Asia, will not be able to get rid of this sport.




In singles 1 player on each side.
In doubles and mixed there are 2 players on each side.


The side of the pitch is drawn by throwing a shuttlecock on the edge of the net or a coin. The winning side chooses either the right to serve or to play on a particular side first. The losing side chooses the remaining option. The ball is hit back and forth alternately by the serving and the receiving side until a point or a mistake is made. The side that wins a set begins serving in the next set. The game is played for 2 winning sets.


With correct service the serving and receiving players stand within diagonally opposite service areas // the ball is hit below the waist of the person serving // the ball falls into the service area of the receiving player // the entire racket head is below the waist of the serving player at the moment of contact



With the "rally point counting" method, one point is awarded for each rally. In all disciplines, two winning sets up to 21 points per set are played, whereby a lead of at least two points must be achieved at the end of the set. At 21:20, for example, play continues until one party has a two-point advantage, but no more than 30 points. At 29:29 the next point leads to a set or game win.


If there is a "replay", the player who served last serves again. A "replay" can be given for any unforeseen event that interrupts the game, e.g. if the serving player serves before the receiving player is ready, or if the ball from another court disturbs the game.


If the leading party reaches 11 points in a set, there is a one-minute break in which the player is not allowed to leave the field of play. Between each set there is an additional two-minute break in which the player may leave the field of play and its surroundings.



Badminton plays an active role in many school curriculums. Because of this, the BWBV in Germany for example, trains up to 80 teachers in this sport every year in cooperation with the government.

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