Saturday, 26 June 2010
Badminton in the summer...
I like playing badminton because it's fast, requires quick thinking and enjoyable while losing weight.
So, one weekend, I joined my friend Seung-Ho in his quest to improve his badminton skills and....perhaps to defeat me. Hahaha!
It's always difficult to find good indoor badminton courts in Seoul. I remember I was told I could only find badminton courts on outdoor parks, where it's played on dirt -- a slippery, windy and dusty alternative. Not good enough for me. I need an indoor court with no wind to blow away the shuttle, no sun to blind my smashes and most of all, with a solid yet soft surface which is not bad to the joints.
But lucky me. My friend was able to find a great badminton courts at Yancheong-gu, with its clean, well-lit hall, solid surface wooden surface and cheap rent fees. Was it only W4,000 an hour? And the place was huge! If I remember right, there were 14 courts!
And we played for two hours - both singles and doubles with other players whom we only met there.
I probably lost a couple of pounds playing badminton that afternoon, which I gained back after ... a dinner of buddae-jiggae.
I definitely want to go back there some weekend....to lose a few pounds again and enjoy the game.
PS. Try calling these numbers to get more details about the badminton courts: (02)2606-9301 or 2606-9302.