Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Have a Bash at Badminton; It's Great for Fitness and Your Reflexes

Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Have a Bash at Badminton; It's Great for Fitness and Your Reflexes

Article excerpt

BADMINTON is a simple game where all you have to do is hit a shuttle over a net so it lands in your opponent's court. But ask any player and they will tell you it is not as easy as it sounds.

The players at the Hervey Bay Police Citizens Youth Club play hard and fast, and left-handed player Jean Pierre Keim sets them an extra challenge.

aIt's much harder for me to play with my left hand especially when someone is playing right hand to me because I'm playing backhand most of the time,a Mr Keim said.

Ms Gina Stewart has played badminton for six years after the BOLD group introduced her to the game during one of their activity programs. She said she is aware of the challenge Jean-Pierre sets.

aWhen we play on the same team it can be a real challenge to not get in his way, but I love playing the game. …

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