BADMINTON! This sport has been a craze here in our place since 2004… and people from all walks of life have been enthused to play this sport.
My Spiritual Family, or in simple term churchmates, is having a sports’ day every Sunday. We, i should say “they” since I do not play due to my eyesight problem, start playing every 5 o’clock in the afternoon til 8 in the evening.
So what do I do since I am not playing? I just cheer. To motivate, especially my husband, everyone from playing. Oh by the way, my husband does not play badminton. He plays basketball with the other men. The ladies and few guys play badminton… sometimes, our badminton players will rent 2 badminton courts. Normally, they play doubles.
Now, we do all these badminton and basketball games in one venue. Our city has this place called BIG SHOT. It all started as badminton courts only but later on converted two badminton courts into a basketball court.
We have been doing this consistently every Sunday unless of course when the venue is closed for holidays. We started this weekly event last March 2009.
Here is the trivia about badminton…
The sport of badminton is one that has roots heavily planted in history, as an early form of the game existed with the ancient Greeks and Egyptians. At that time, the activity was referred to as “The Game of Badminton,” until a shortened version of the name (“Badminton”) became the official label.
The coming years brought a wealth of changes for the sport, including the 1901 switch in indoor and outdoor play and hourglass-shaped courts becoming rectangular.