A great sport for fitness, badminton is excellent for people of all ages and provides a great choice for those wanting to give a new racket sport a go. Badminton is often played as a casual outdoor activity in a yard or on a beach; formal games are played on a rectangular indoor court. Points are scored by striking the shuttlecock with the racquet and landing it within the opposing side's half of the court. The game developed in British India from the earlier game of battledore and shuttlecock. European play came to be dominated by Denmark but the game has become very popular in Asia, with recent competitions dominated by China. Since 1992, badminton has been a Summer Olympic sport.
At the NWU Mafikeng Campus the sport is played at the Great Hall and the teams compete at the USSAs.
Sports Manager: Badminton
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A highly competitive Olympic racket sport, where players compete against one another in either a singles, doubles, mix doubles or team championship. Badminton is a highly technical, physical and fast pace sport played indoors or outdoors on a flat surface with a specially designed racket and shuttlecock that can reach speeds over 400 kph.
In fact it is currently the fastest racket sport in the world. If I had to describe Badminton in a few words I would say it’s the most physical chess game in the world. While the running, jumping and lunging takes a heavy toll on the body, it's the strategic part of the game that makes it interesting. Here at the North West University we also take pride in the fact that even though Badminton isn't one of the biggest sports on campus it certainly isn't the least, with some of the best players in the country on university level playing for us and 2 national players also playing for us.
North West University is currently the best university at Badminton in the country, winning every single event and title at the 2019 university championships and we are confident that we will continue to do so in the future.
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