What is Badminton?
Badminton is a racket sport played on a rectangular court. Courts can be found in schools, universities, leisure centres, badminton and mixed sports clubs.
What Equipment Do I Need?
For a beginner, badminton is a relatively low cost sport to start playing.
Shorts, T shirt or sports shirt and a warm top are all you need. If you have a tracksuit then that is also useful but not absolutely necessary.
Sports socks and comfortable badminton shoes or trainers with a good sole to obtain a grip on the floor are important. Black soles to the shoes are not allowed.
These are made of various lightweight materials. Thye come in many different makes and prices but If you are just starting the game you do not need to buy the most expensive racket. However, steer clear of really cheap rackets. Buy a racket that suits you.
The key elements are that the racket feels appropriately balanced for you, has the correct level of flexibility and is strong enough for the string tension that you require.
Try to go to a specialist racket shop and ask about their different characteristics. Pick up as many as possible to see if they feel right and ask if you can borrow a demonstration model. You could also borrow your friends’ rackets to see how they perform.
These are plastic or feathered. If you are just starting, plastic shuttles are ideal and cheaper. They come in three speeds – fast, medium and slow. Buy medium speed to start with until you know more about the game. At the highest levels of the game the shuttle can be hit to speeds in excess of 150 miles per hour and may be changed after single points.
Where can I play? – Recommended Places to Play Badminton in Lagos.
Headquarters of Lagos State Badminton Association and owned by Lagos State.
Rowe park Address should be: Herbert Macauley Road, (Beside Casino Cinema), Yaba, Nigeria.
Railway Badminton Club
Owned by Federal Government
By special invitation only
They play every day from 7pm-till late.
Dress code: Black shorts/Blue Shorts, White shirt and Non-marking Trainers.
Lagos Country Club
2 Joel Ogunnaike Street,
Off Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way
GRA Ikeja, Lagos
By special Invitation only or You need to be a member of Lagos Country Club to play on a regular basis. Please find the link to their website below.
Ikoyi Club 1938 (Badminton)
6 Ikoyi Club 1938 Road,
Ikoyi. P. O. Box 239,,
By special Invitation only or You need to be a member of Ikoyi Club to play on a regular basis
Dress Code: White shorts, white shirt and non-marking trainers.
University of Lagos (UniLag)
Akoka, Yaba. Lagos
They have four courts and the facility is for the use of Unilag Students.
Information Point (24-Hour Helpline)
Phone:07061996033, 07043571876, 07043571878, 07043571879, 07043571391
Lagos State University
Lasu – Badagry Expressway Ojo,
They have one court for the use of Students.
Please find the link to their Website. http://www.lasu.edu.ng/