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Badminton, a whole new dimension of excitement and fun yet keeping players fit as they chase after a single shuttlecock everywhere around the court!

Badminton is a racquet sport that can be played by two opposing individuals (singles) or two opposing pairs (doubles). Players begin the game by taking up positions on opposite halves of a rectangular court that is divided by a net. The sport demands a high level of aerobic stamina, agility, strength, speed and precision.

The NYJC Badminton Team trains twice a week – Tuesday and Thursday – with additional training sessions before the tournament. Court training sessions take place from 5 to 7.30pm and involve footwork, drills and improvement of individual player’s technical skills. Physical training sessions follow after, from 7 to 7.30pm. We take part in various competitions such as the National Schools ‘A’ Division Championships and the Pilot Pen Cup and we also organize friendly matches. Through all these activities, we gain exposure to a wide range of game play and learn the styles adopted by others, thereby helping us become better players.

However, the NYJC Badminton Team isn’t all about hard work alone. We also make short trips to places such as Batam where we learn and train with players beyond Singapore. The experience of playing together and learning from one another not only strengthens the bond among members of our team but also instills the values of diligence, perseverance and excellence in each of us.