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Badminton is a racquet sport played by either two opposing players (singles) or two opposing pairs (doubles), who take positions on opposite halves of a rectangular court that is divided by a net. Players score points by striking a shuttlecock (also known as a shuttle, bird, or birdy) with their racquet so that it passes over the net and lands in their opponents' half of the court. Each side may only strike the shuttlecock once before it passes over the net. A rally ends once the shuttlecock has struck the floor.
The shuttlecock (or shuttle) is a feathered projectile whose unique aerodynamic properties cause it to fly differently from the balls used in most racquet sports; in particular, the feathers create much higher drag, causing the shuttlecock to decelerate more rapidly than a ball. Shuttlecocks have a much higher top speed, when compared to other racquet sports. Because shuttlecock flight is affected by wind, competitive badminton is played indoors. Badminton is also played outdoors as a casual recreational activity, often as a garden or beach game.
Since 1992, badminton has been an Olympic sport with five events: men's and women's singles, men's and women's doubles, and mixed doubles, in which each pair consists of a man and a woman. At high levels of play, the sport demands excellent fitness: players require aerobic stamina, agility, strength, speed and precision. It is also a technical sport, requiring good motor coordination and the development of sophisticated racquet movements.
We like to congratulate Head Coach Weijian Wang Wilson and the American Senior Team. For the first time ever Americans have won medals at the 2011 Senior World Championships. Coach Weijian won the Gold Medal for +55 Women's single at the 2011 Senor World Championship held in Richmond, Vancouver BC Canada.
Enrollment for our 2011 fall session has started. Every Sunday starting Sept 18, 2011 - Dec. 18, 2011 at YMCA in Livingston NJ. For more info Click here
Coming in November of 2011
New Jersey's first exclusively dedicated Olympic regulation court facility - Open 7 days.
- 6 Olympic regulation courts
- Party room
- Fitness/exercise room
- Training with Olympic Coaches and players
- Open to all level of play
- Summer camp and after school programs
- Annual membership and walk in available
- Pro Shop - Complete line of Yonex Badminton apparel and equipment, racquet service and restringing.
International Badminton Center
3775 Park Ave.
Edison, NJ 08820