Striking an object with a bat, stick or racquet is an important skill. This fall, we tried our hand at badminton. We learned how to serve, forehand and backhand strokes, the overhead smash (which, at the pro level, can propel the birdie over 250MPH!) and rules and scoring.
We even snuck in some math for Middle and Older Kids: Switch sides every time both teams’ scores add up to a multiple of five. It makes things more fair so both teams have to work with wind and sun conditions, and exercises mental muscles as well as physical ones!