Badminton - 5 Reasons why it’s SO Worth Playing

Badminton - 5 Reasons why it’s SO Worth Playing

So here’s a surprising fact for most people - Badminton is the 2nd most played sport in the world right now…..only behind football! Most people see it as a sport either for older people or those that love to play for fun in the garden during the summer….but this sport is far more dynamic, challenging and great for your body than most people realise.

So why pick up Badminton? 

  1. It's Fun! - Think of Chess with running……Badminton is a bit like this once you get the hang of it. 

  2. You Get Fit - It’s a true Cardio workout, and you’ll find yourself improving your fitness levels without even realising it.

  3. Helps you Live a Long Life - who knew it? Badminton is considered one of the top 3 sports for living long. It’s a full body workout, it’s social and it engages your brain all at the same time. One Danish study found that while cycling, swimming and running increased life expectancy by around 3 years, this was around 6 years racket sports like badminton. 

  4. Easy to Play and Pick up! - most sports centres and schools have access to an indoor badminton court that can be played all year round. If no indoor court is available then a more casual game can be set up in the garden and this has proven to be a big hit since the summer of 2020, during the covid pandemic.

  5. You make Friends - Playing Badminton is a thing needed to do with others, but the best part about it is that you can make new friends and have fun together. has seen a boom in demand for both basic and professional level rackets as people look to play casually as well as improve their skills. Coming out of Covid in 2022, the sport has seen something of a renaissance as people have tried to stay fit and improve their health as well as be more social again. As players themselves, Badminton HQ comments to say:

“We’ve seen a huge pickup of interest in Badminton throughout the UK in 2022 & 2023 as people get back to playing, being fit and social. It’s been a surprising trend to discover how people have stayed loyal to Badminton and those that got into it while playing in the Garden casually over the covid period are now keen to get into it more seriously.” - Stuart Preston -

Perhaps, now is the time to reconsider that sport you played in the garden as a child, and discover something that keeps you healthy, having fun and making friends!

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