Today was the second time our granddaughter and I played badminton. Since the main field of the park was being used by people playing tag football, the two of us went to one of the smaller grassy areas. Our granddaughter can be very intense and focused when engaged in any activity.
So when she asked if we could treat badminton as just "FUN" and not think about techniques, rules or keeping scores, I eagerly agreed.
There was some wind factor but mostly it was our inexperience that got the shuttlecock stuck in tree branches not just once but three times. In the attempt to get it loose, we even got the racquet stuck twice.
Finally, we had to go back home, get a volleyball and retrieve the shuttlecock. My granddaughter commented that this badminton session was far more enjoyable and memorable. The two of us couldn't have scripted a better misadventure.
Aloha -- Cathi