How to Play: Badminton works best on larger lawns and requires racquets, poles, nets, and a couple shuttlecocks (or birdies). A standard game involves serving and rallying the shuttlecock back and forth. Failure to cleanly strike back (it can only be struck once) will result in a point for the other team.
Why It’s Awesome: You don’t have to wait until the 2016 Olympics to get your badminton fix. And like hitting a Wiffle ball, a hit on the sweet spot of the racquet in badminton is enormously satisfying. You’ll break a slight sweat and get to show off some backyard athleticism.
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