Try Badminton at the complex?
We have dedicated hours for Badminton –
10am to 11am Tuesdays and Fridays €3 Members €5 Non Members
8pm to 9pm Thursdays €5 Members €7 Non Members
Or you can check for availability and hire a court @ €3
Why not try Badminton here at the Complex?
If you’re an early bird then come along on Tuesday and Friday mornings from 10 to 11am.
It’s also on Thursday evenings from 8 to 9pm.
If you have a few friends and want to play outside of these hours just contact reception and they will be able to let you know the available slots.
- Tuesdays & Fridays 10 – 11am
- €3 Members / €5 Non Members
- Thursdays 8 – 9pm
- €5 Members / €7 Non Members
- Adults – Mixed
- Equipment Provided
Badminton was once known as the sport of the “rich and upper class” in recent years is played by all classes of people for exercise and social reasons by using racquets that are used to hit a shuttlecock across a net. The most common forms of the game are “singles and doubles teams”. Badminton is often played as a casual outdoor activity in a yard or on a beach, more formal games are played on a rectangular indoor court. Points are scored by striking the shuttlecock that floats with the racquet and landing it within the opposing side’s half of the court.
A team may only strike the shuttlecock once before it passes over the net. Play ends once the shuttlecock has landed on the floor or if a fault has been called by the umpire.
The shuttlecock is a feathered or plastic projectile which flies differently from the balls used in many other sports. In particular, the feathers create much higher drag, causing the shuttlecock to decelerate more rapidly. Shuttlecocks also have a high top speed compared to the balls in other racquet sports. The flight of the shuttlecock gives the sport its distinctive nature.
The many Benefits to Badminton
Badminton offers a whole host of benefits ranging from increasing life expectancy added mobility to promoting health and exercise for all ages and abilities. Badminton is a Complete Body Workout
Playing a game of badminton can help you burn excess calories. The many movements, twists and lunges provide a powerful cardio workout by engaging the entire body.
1. Exercising and Socialising in small groups.
For adults, it’s recommend taking 30 minutes of exercise, five times a week. Badminton is a fun and flexible sport that can be enjoyed around your a work schedule. Our courts are available to hire during the day, in the evenings and on weekends.
2. Improves Your Mental Health
Regular physical activity helps to release our natural feel good happy hormones, endorphins. In turn, this can help reduce depression, anxiety and stress and improve our overall mood and sleep.
3. Heart Health
A healthy heart is essential to ensure your body functions correctly and properly. Badminton decreases the levels of cholesterol, which can block your blood vessels and improves the levels of good cholesterol. This leads to a reduced risk of high blood pressure, heart attack and stroke.
4. Badminton Helps Reduce Health Risks
It can reduce the risks of developing type two diabetes as an adult. It reduces the production of sugar in the liver, which in turn reduces the body’s fasting blood sugar.
5. Improved Life Expectancy
Badminton can increase your life expectancy by approx six years. Football can increase life expectancy by more than four years, while cycling, swimming and jogging can each boost life expectancy by over three years.
6. Improved Mobility
As we get older we lose our mobility gradually and we become more limited. We can prevent this by ensuring we lubricate our joints by keeping up with our fitness regime and remaining active. It also helps to minimise the risk of arthritis and other joint issues.