We have become popular in the Charleston area. Sometimes there are more people than available court spaces.
Be courteous. Play one or two games, and then give up the court to others waiting.
We are a group of badminton enthusiasts that play for fun.
This is subject to change. Call 953-9000 for the front desk or 953-5559 to verify. All games are played in the College's Johnson Center Gym located at the corner of George and Meeting Streets. Six badminton courts are available. Racquets and birds can be borrowed. Persons not affiliated with the College of Charleston are strongly encouraged to join us in the fun. Gene Sessoms - Campus Recreation Services DirectorLet's play!
Charleston is a lot of things, but a hotbed of badminton? You know the game with the "birdie," or shuttlecock. So what if it doesn't rank up there with golf, tennis and boating?
For years, a dedicated group of badminton enthusiasts has gathered at the College of Charleston on Friday nights to play (it's on holiday hiatus until Jan. 23).
Some of the players actually are accomplished, including Toronto native Mike Twiner. The 34-year-old research scientist for NOAA has won or reached the finals in several regional badminton and squash contests in the past four years.
For those of you who didn't catch it, there was a brief article on badminton in the Post and Courier's "Get Out" section last week. The article also details other Olympic sports that can be played in the Charleston area.
If you like to see the other photographs you can look at:
or even more (and funnier):
If a let is called, the rally is stopped and replayed with no change to the score. Lets may occur due to some unexpected disturbance such as a shuttlecock landing on court (having been hit there by players on an adjacent court). If the receiver is not ready when the service is delivered, a let shall be called; yet if the receiver makes any attempt to return the shuttlecock, he shall be judged to have been ready. There is no let if the shuttlecock hits the tape (even on service).
Many points are lost because one is trying to serve too fast without taking the time to concentrate on the shot.