This fast-paced sport is played recreationally and competitively by people of all ages. Badminton can be played by two players (singles) or two pairs (doubles). Players score points by striking a birdie or ‘shuttlecock’ with their racquet so that it passes over the net and lands in their opponents' half of the court. It can be played indoors as well as outdoors. It is one of those sports than can be deceiving in that it looks easy, but requires great skill, stamina and coordination. It is a great way to meet new people and is sure to develop excellent hand-eye coordination.