Did you know that a badminton birdie is one of the fastest objects in sports? Pros can smash it over 400kph (250mph)!
Striking a moving object with an implement is a difficult skill that takes a lot of practice, especially when the object is moving that fast. While our games here at school aren't quite that quick, it is still a challenge. Coordinating feet, eyes and hands to actually hit the shuttlecock is quite an achievement.
MK and OK had several weeks of badminton, learning the serve, forehand, backhand and smash, and rules of the game. By the end, with some practice, it was actually pretty-good-minton.