Other things you should know about London Women’s Badminton Club
- Etiquette: We expect that all women behave in a courteous and respectful manner both on and off the court.
- The Club plays according the latest Badminton England Code http://www.badmintonengland.co.uk/text.asp?section=25
- The Club provides shuttlecocks; plastic Mavis 300 yellow and Mavis 300 white are usually available on request.
- The Club does not provide racquets; these are available for hire from the leisure centre or you can bring your own.
We aim for all women to have the maximum number of games with a varied number of partners throughout the session with all games being balanced and competitive (and of course, fun).
- We operate a system of ‘self-selection’ for partners with these aims in mind
- On busy nights a Games Organiser will allocate partners.
We recommend that you bring badminton shoes rather than general trainers
Compared to running shoes, badminton shoes have little lateral support. High levels of lateral support are useful for activities where lateral motion is undesirable and unexpected. Badminton, however, requires powerful lateral movements.
A highly built-up lateral support will not be able to protect the foot in badminton; instead, it will encourage catastrophic collapse at the point where the shoe’s support fails, and the player’s ankles are not ready for the sudden loading, which can cause sprains. For this reason, players should choose badminton shoes rather than general trainers or running shoes, because proper badminton shoes will have a very thin sole, lower a person’s centre of gravity, and therefore result in fewer injuries