PLAYING AREA/ COURT Similar to the net, the rectangular badminton court also varies in size depending on the number of players. The doubles court is wider than the singles court but both have the same length. The court should measure 13.4 meters in length and 5. 18 meters in width if they are singular, and 6.10 meters if in doubles. The badminton court lines should all be in one color so they can easily be seen. The court is usually marked for both singles and doubles play. BENEFITS OF PLAYING BADMINTON Physical Benefits Improving one’s physical health is a benefit that many sports have in common. Due to badminton being a fast sport, it can help boost and improve a player’s agility, balance, mobility, flexibility, and cardiovascular health. It also helps reduce the risk for health problems such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity since it can burn calories. Additionally, regular play improves lung function especially if you are or were a smoker. Mental Benefits In this aspect of your overall health, studies have shown that playing badminton can help fight several mental illnesses such as depression or to simply just keep your mind and body active due to the release of hormones while playing. Another advantage of playing this sport is that it helps reduce a person’s stress level and develops mental agility.
Social Benefits Interaction with people have a great impact to your overall health. Playing any sport develops your social skills that will help you connect with people. Playing badminton helps build social ties and meet new friends since a person can’t play badminton alone. Most importantly, it teaches you both teamwork and individual work. Building social ties and gaining new friends while having fun is also an advantage of playing this sport. In addition, badminton could also help fight stress and reduce the chances of depression.
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