Friday, August 26, 2011
Donna from Sport Auckland came to teach Room 13 and other classes to play a game that I haven’t heard before. Badminton, that’s right Badminton. It’s like tennis but it’s not, this sport has a something called a shuttle. With it’s feathers on it, it can fly like a bird but there is a heavy part on the shuttle that helps it come back down.
Anyway on to the playing. “Okay, we are going to play Badminton soccer, so grab a partner”, Donna said. After Donna explained the rules we began to play. Severing the shuttle I powerfully hit it and up it went, into the air. As it came down, my partner (Ana) used hand eye coordination to hit it back.
Swinging my racket I noticed that I was going to miss. Ping! went the shuttle. A goal was given to Ana. Ana served it this time but I was determined to hit the shuttle and score a goal. My hopes were up she used quick body movement and was able to hit it back.
The shuttle came to me so I hit the shuttle to the target (Ana). Soaring through the air the shuttle flew back and fourth between my partner and I. Concentrating on the shuttle I used the underarm grip and manged to hit it back to Ana. She missed and I got a goal. After that game we played more exciting games but that is going to have to wait for another time.