David Garnier of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, considers badminton to be one of the most exhilarating and skillful sports around. Considering the fact that it is played by more than 14 million people in 160 nations worldwide, he is not alone with this opinion. Badminton requires the presence of balance, footwork and flexibility while offering one of the best cardio workouts you will ever get.
Those who manage to master this skillful sport at a competitive level, usually stay in love with it for the rest of their lives. At its core, badminton is an easy sport to learn. Until you are paired up with a player who possesses similar abilities and skill level, it can be enjoyed immensely by any age and sex. Once you get to a certain level however, you really only benefit from matches played against better competition.
When you are paired up with a player significantly better than you, it’s like he or she plays a different sport. It takes time to get used to the changed playing field, but if you manage to do it, you’ll open up a level of enjoyment and intensity that was likely not available for you. Only the best players can bring out the best from each other, and this is as true to the amateur level, as it is to the professional scene.
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia’s David Garnier is an avid follower of the sport who participates at local competitions and is a well-known member of the region’s badminton scene.