Is Badminton the right Fit for Me?
Badminton is a great way for people of all abilities to keep active. It’s accessible at all levels and will give you a boost physically, mentally and socially.
You can play all year round, whatever the weather; and it’s a non-contact sport, making it suitable for people of all ages and abilities.
It is a moderate-intensity activity and a great way to get your recommended minimum 150 minutes of physical activity a week.
Is this suitable for me?
More than one million Britons regularly play the game, which is the world’s second most popular participation. It’s a great way to meet people or keep in touch with family or friends. It won’t break the bank as you will not need to go out and buy anything to try it out as many centers and clubs will provide bats and balls to get you started. If you don’t want the commitment of a club or to hire a court you can opt for a no strings session –
No Strings Badminton is a low cost way to play badminton for relaxed, social game-play for adult (16+) players of all abilities. No Strings Badminton 'drop in' sessions are running each week across England led by a friendly session coordinator ready to welcome you onto court! https://www.nostringsbadminton.co.uk/
How will it benefit me?
Badminton is an accessible activity that people of all ages and abilities can join in with, and has lots of health benefits. Badminton can:
- Reduce stress
- Tone muscles
- Increase stamina and energy
- Improve balance and general mobility
- Manage your weight
- Increase muscle strength in the legs.
- Helps improve mobility in those with arthritis
- Improve heart and lung function
- Reduce tension, anxiety and depression,
- Help you sleep better
- Reduce the risk of heart disease,
- Reduce the risk of stroke
- Reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes
How do I start?
T-shirt, comfy clothes and trainers are all you need for a social game. Hiring a court at your local leisure centre is easy, as is joining a local club; a great way to meet people and make new friends. You could even get started by playing in your back garden or a local park!
How much will it cost?
Happily, regular play won’t burn a hole in your pocket. Some centres supply racquets and shuttlecocks, with court hire usually costing between £6 and £8 an hour. Between four of you, that’s only £2.00 each, even at the highest rate – a definite incentive to bring friends along.