anyone play badminton?

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  1. 2ndServe

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    is the footwork more demanding than tennis?
     
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  2. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    I don't know about the footwork, but it helped me develop a really flexible/snappy wrist.
     
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  3. acura9927

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    After picking up tennis, all racquet sports do not come close for fun. And tennis has way more footwork effort than badminton.
     
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  4. Fugazi

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    Footwork in badminton is much more demanding than tennis, yes (I mean physically, not necessarily technically). Rallies are much longer in badminton, so you can get winded in a couple of rallies, which basically never happens in tennis. Badminton is similar to squash in that respect.
     
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  5. LuckyR

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    Badminton is like volleyer vs volleyer, it is much quicker so a lot of reaction shots, not all but many, many more than baseline bashing tennis. Long story short, footwork happens but it is at the level of a reaction not a grooved stroke, much of the time.
     
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  6. Rock Strongo

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    Badminton is rather unique in that the courts (at least the ones I play on) are really soft, which makes diving a lot easier. Perfect for when your feet have stopped working because there are a lot of small steps coupled with sprints, and you really have to be on your toes at all times.
     
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