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Badminton is such a popular sport for all ages. This is because the general amount of equipment needed is small, which means that you are able to play the game wherever you like. Whether you want to attend an indoor court at your local gym or set up a make shift court in your back garden, you are able to buy all you need for you game under one roof.
If you are building your new badminton gear collection or are after a new piece of equipment to add to your current kit, then this is the place for you. Offering a fantastic selection of gear from manufacturers such as Vicfun, Mantis, Yonex and Victor, you are sure to find the ideal item at a price to suit you. Below is just a selection of the fantastic badminton essentials you can find here on the sport’s dedicated store:
- Single Badminton racket
- Set of rackets
- Pack of shuttlecocks
- Racket gym bag
Depending on whether you are kitting your family out with badminton gear or simply trying it solo, we offer a selection of rackets and sets to meet your needs. However, due to our vast selection of accessories available, you may find it difficult to pin point which badminton racket you want. As they have been designed by taking into consideration your age range and skill level, it is ideal to check the descriptions of each racket fully before purchasing to ensure you are getting the right one for you. Or alternatively you can give us a call during our opening hours and we will assist you with making the correct choice.
While you are playing badminton you will often find that your shuttlecock goes AWOL during the game. This is why we sell packs of six to ensure that you will have more than enough shuttlecocks to see you through your practice or tournament. These can be purchased in white or high-visibility green to ensure that you will always be able to spot it.
As you need a number of items of equipment to play badminton, transporting it from your home to your local leisure centre could prove to be troublesome. Therefore to assist you with this, there is a racket gym bag available within this store which you can keep all of your needed essentials in conveniently.
How to Play Badminton
There are a number of ways in which you can take part in the sport from singles, doubles and even solo training sessions. However, to prepare for your practice or competition efficiently, it is ideal to establish what type of play you want to pursue. And along with this you need to ensure that you have all of the relevant equipment needed. All of these aspects you need to take into consideration are listed below.
- Rackets for all players
- Double or single sided court
- Separation net
So before you head to the court be sure you know which type of play suits you best and ensure you have the relevant equipment for the game. We have also put together an article over on our blog discussing various tips for beginners to assist you with your first tournament or practice.
As mentioned above, there are two main ways in which badminton can be played. Doubles is played with four players – two on either side of the net. However, in singles there are only one player on either side of the net and you use half of the court compared to the full use in doubles. You can also use this setup for training sessions rather than matches by trying out your serving technique across the net solo.
By trialling all of these methods of playing, you are able to expand your badminton technique and hone it to perfection. And as the racket sport is fun for all ages, you can get the whole family involved for a leisurely game rather than introducing the competitiveness of the competition to your badminton regime. You are also able to sign up to badminton classes at your local venue where you can improve your badminton skills with help from a qualified instructor.
Reasons to Play
There are also a wide range of benefits which can be gathered from taking part in this sport. As you are working a range of muscles at once, you can find that your health internally and mentally will be greatly improved by badminton. Below are just a few reasons why you should most certainly consider getting involved today!
- Great workout as constantly on the move
- Fantastic for weight loss as approx. 450 cals burned an hour
- Improves stamina and develops athleticism
- Enhanced muscle toning
- Excellent stress relief
- Social benefits when playing as a team
- Increased flexibility
- Decreases the likelihood of developing diabetes
- Improved focus and cognitive function
Purchasing Your Badminton Gear from Sports Fitness
While picking up your badminton equipment from us, be sure to take a look at our other sports page and discover a wide range of hobbies you can take up too! Once you are happy with your goodies, head over to the checkout and take advantage of our selection of delivery methods. Whether you are located in the UK or overseas, we have a rapid shipping option to suit your needs. And there is also the click and collect service available for those who live near our warehouse in the heart of Staffordshire.