Badminton is a sport that most people have at least tried their hand at during their school years. In 2004 Gail Emms and Nathan Robertson made it to the Olympic final but came up short however their success upped interest in the sport. Melanie Clayton has put together a Guide to Badminton, which you can read by clicking the Guides tab at the top of the screen. There you can check out how to play the game and where to get started.
The Game of Badminton is popular in part because of simplicity. If you want to know about the different types of shots and the new scoring system then it is all there.
Badminton is also a very mental game and any tips that you can take on board can help you win a game. Believe in yourself and your game, don't second-guess yourself otherwise you'll more than likely make a hash of the shot.
Also if you are looking to play Badminton in the UK then we've got the links that you need.
British badminton duo Anthony Clark and Donna Kellogg have been defeated in the final of the mixed doubles event at the French Open. The pair were beaten by the Chinese duo of He Hanbin and Yu Yang, who were seeded second in the tournament and had previously beaten the British pair at the Olympics this... [read more]
Before you rush off to buy your next badminton racket it's a good idea to know the basics.
What a performance by Gail Emms & Nathan Robertson. I was watching it here at TalkBadminton HQ whilst eating a spot of lunch and got a bit carried away. A quite tremendous performance by the Silver medalists from Athens who now have a real shot at going all the way!
Most badminton players are familiar with the notion that lower racket string tensions give more power, and that higher racket string tensions give more control.
A useful look at how different badminton rackets can cause injuries, and how to avoid potential injuries.
After the 2008 Olympics Gail Emms will be retiring. Her doubles partner Nathan Robertson plans to compete at the London 2012 Olympics after her retirement.
Her 25 ranking in Europe and world singles ranking of 65 has earned Chloe Magee a place in the Beijing Olympics in August.