Badminton is a racquet sport played by either two opposing players (singles) or two opposing pairs (doubles), who take positions on opposite halves of a rectangular court divided by a net. Players score points by striking a shuttlecock with their racquet so that it passes over the net and lands in their opponents' half of the court. Each side may only strike the shuttlecock once before it passes over the net. It is a well-known fact that indulging in aerobic sports activity like badminton gives multiple health benefits and promotes longevity. Badminton can be a particularly good sport as it is interesting, fun and fast-paced. Players get to rush around the court, chasing the shuttlecock, and since badminton is usually played individually or in doubles, every player gets plenty of exercise, which isn’t always the case in team sports for children. Watching the shuttlecock flying up and trying to time and angle the hit correctly can help kids to improve their balance and coordination. Badminton can be played year-round as long as your kids have access to an indoor court or school gym, so there is no need for them to give up their favourite new activities once the weather turns bad.