NEVER TOO OLD FOR BADMINTON
How important is fitness for you? Do you exercise regularly or do you play a sport to keep yourself healthy? Or are you a Yoga freak? Regular physical activities keep us fit and healthy. Fitness should be made a part of our daily life. Any activity like brisk walking, running, jogging, biking, swimming or climbing the stairs instead of using the lift helps to keep your body in good shape. Exercise or sports is important in everyone’s life. Young and old all can take up any sport to keep oneself fit. Everyone must have played badminton sometime in your life. Sports can be made a part of your daily exercise. It is a workout that you can enjoy with your partner or friends.
Age for playing Badminton
Badminton tournaments are held for almost all ages.
- For Veterans
- Juniors (under 19)
- Sub Juniors (Under 16 years)
- Midgets (Under 13 years)
- Mini (Under 10 years)
Based on the level of play, badminton players are categorised into different grades
- A Grade = Reserve grade, Good club player
- B grade = Sound competitive player
- C Grade = Social, competitive player
- D Grade = Recreational player, adult, social player, entry level.
When can you become a professional player?
- It takes one year of regular practice, if you want to play badminton at a professional level.
- It takes two to three years of regular practice, if you want to be an intermediate player
- It takes around six years of regular practice, if you want to become an advanced level player.
Tournaments are divided into four levels. These tournaments offer ranking and also prize money. The highest ranking and prize money is offered for Super 1000 level.
- Super 1000 – Four tournaments
- Super 750 – Six tournaments
- Super 500 – Nine tournaments
- Super 300 – Eleven tournaments
Badminton is actually an indoor sport. But many like to play outdoor as a casual recreational activity. Competitive badminton is always played indoor. It requires a racquet and a shuttlecock. One can play this sport as singles or doubles, for recreation or for competitive level sports.
Benefits of playing Badminton
This sport helps us to improve our physical and cognitive skills.
- It increases concentration
- It helps to lose weight
- Increases blood circulation
- Makes us alert and agile.
- Strengthen the core
- Increases flexibility
- Burns calories
- Improves metabolism
- Reduces stress and anxiety
- Improves reflexes
Badminton is a game that everyone can indulge in. There is no age limit to play badminton. Age would matter when you play as a professional. Age is not an obstacle when learning any skill or art form. A child of seven can start training for badminton. Many people use it as a workout. Some would play the game for fun with friends. Badminton is an Olympic game.
This game involves the movement of the entire body as you lunge forward or dive to take a drop shot or when you are using all your strength for that smash hit, running towards the net to tackle the drop shots. These body movements enhance your general fitness level.
You see, it’s not an expensive game. As you only require a racquet and a shuttlecock to play badminton. You can play badminton in any open space, parks, small or large ground, garden or in the beach. This sport can be played just to burn your calories. Fitness is important for one and all. Hence all people above seven years of age can take up this sport. We, at THE TIDKES can help you buy the best possible racquet and shuttlecock of local or international brand at our store or at the website.
You can always enjoy a casual game with your friends, for fun or fitness. When there are so many benefits of playing badminton, one should not waste time. Just pick up an original and authentic badminton racquet from ‘The Tidkes’ and enjoy this fitness game. You may also visit our website www.thetidkes.com and buy online, the best quality sports equipment and accessories related to cricket, football, basketball, badminton, volleyball and table tennis.
Carom boards, chess boards, yoga mats and skipping ropes are also available with ‘THE TIDKES’. Do visit our retail store, TT SPORTS, at Akola, Maharashtra to find a wide range of sports products and accessories. We are authorized distributors of Cosco, Yonex, Nivia, Spartan, SS, Tennex, Konex and many more Indian and global brands.
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