Parent Organization: Athletic
The Badminton Club is created mostly for those who wish to play badminton (there was no such club previously). Anybody can join, even if you have no prior knowledge of the sport, as long as you are willing to participate and have fun with the rest of the members.
Description: The UALBANY BADMINTON CLUB was made for having fun and to work hard in becoming better at Badminton because there will be Badminton tournaments ; that will be played in groups of two.
Rackets, Nets and Birdies are needed: so until the we come up with the money we will have to play in the bubble.
Q. Is badminton really a sport?
A. Yes! In fact, it is not only an Olympic sport, but also the fastest racquet sport! And next to soccer, it is the most popular sport in the world. You can learn more here: http://www.worldbadminton.com/badfacts.htm.
Q. If I join, do I have to come to all those practices?
A. You are free to choose which club practice sessions to attend.
Q. How can I avoid injuring myself?
A. It is very important that you stretch before you walk onto the court and start playing, as badminton can be very strenuous on the body and disrespecting it is liable to cause sudden injuries.
Q. What exactly are the rules in badminton?
A. The official rules of badminton are governed by the International Badminton Federation, which publishes the Laws of Badminton (PDF).This is the website (http://www.internationalbadminton.org/PDF%20-%20Regulations/67%20LAWS%20OF%20BADMINTON.pdf)
Q. What kind of shoes should I wear?
A. Badminton shoes! Non-marking shoes are required for play. However, you'll also want a shoe that's lightweight, not very high, and has excellent grip for wood floors. Badminton shoes are best, but if you can't find them, squash shoes or tennis shoes are also okay. Avoid walking shoes like the plague.
Q. I'm an undergraduate, but I see all these non-undergraduates on the courts. Who are they?
A. There is a large number of non-undergraduates in the club. Most of these members have been playing forever and are really good, so you should take this opportunity to meet them, play with them, ask them questions, and learn from them. Take initiative because they are a valuable resource!
Q. Where can I find badminton equipment?
There are some stores in the area that sell badminton equipment. ordering on line is cheapter and best way to getbadminton equipment. (http://www.badmintonwarehouse.com/) (http://www.badmintonsource.com/badminton-equipment/3243+3246.cfm?source=overture&kwid=badminton%20equipment) (<a href="http://www.flaghouse.com/search.asp?SKW=CAT1_AF+CAT2_A@&category=Athletic%2EBadminton&srccode=901
Albany, NY 12222