New Athletes Discovering Badminton In Minnesota High SchoolsBirdies are not just for golf, ever since Minnesota high schools introduced badminton. Inner city schools in particular have gravitated to the sport.
Bloomington Kennedy Gets Badminton FeverBloomington Kennedy High School launched its brand new badminton team this spring. "There's a lot of interest. As a phy-ed teacher, every time we play badminton, the kids love it. It's one of the easiest units to teach, they get excited about it, they all want to play," Coach Todd Kennedy said.
Minnesota Hosts 10K Athletes In National Senior GamesAthletes from around the country are in the Twin Cities to show that age does not have to slow you down. Minnesota is hosting the National Senior Games for the first time. The Olympic-style event -- which is held every two years -- is open to anyone over the age of 50.
ICYMI: High School Sports Rally For May 9, 2014Miss the Rally? Don't worry. You can watch the entire show here.
A Cultural Connection With Badminton Go to a high school badminton match in Minnesota, and you'll notice a fast pace, a high level of skill, and intense competition.
Head To Fridley To Play ... Pickleball?The newest craze in sports is Pickleball. It's a mash-up between tennis, racquetball, ping-pong and badminton. It's played on a court that's about one-third of the size of a tennis court.
This Isn't Your Backyard Badminton, It's A 'Heart-Attack' SportSpring is right around the corner and thoughts of backyard barbecues and all that goes with them are ever-present.
If You Missed It: High School Sports Rally For 3/29Miss the Rally Friday night?
State Tourney Starts For Badminton – A Sport On The RiseThe spring high school state tournaments started this week with badminton – a sport that’s got a growing urban base and one local topline player.