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Badminton: A Summer Holiday Saviour

thumbnailThe Summer of 2014 has already seen some epic performances across major sporting events, with the World Cup and Wimbledon dominating our screens and the Commonwealth Games now under way. With so much sport promotion, now’s the time to help get the kids into a new, fun, easy and exciting sport such as badminton! [More]

Top 5 Indoor Activities for a Wet Weekend


The British weather is temperamental, there’s no denying that, especially in summer. One day it could be 24 degrees and sunny, and then the next cold, drizzly and dull. When the kids are off school in the summer holidays and the rain clouds appear on the horizon, it’s time to get creative to keep the kids from getting bored. Thankfully we at have come up with 5 fantastic indoor activities to get you through those miserable days:


Keeping Fit with Badminton..

thumbnailWith Spring upon us, it’s time to get outdoors and play some sports to get fit and have a good time. There are many popular sports played by groups of friends such as football, tennis, skating and basketball. Racket sports such as tennis, badminton and squash are great summer activities and you will often find courts in your local area whether it’s at the leisure centre or local schools, there are plenty of places to play! Here we take a look at some of the health and fitness benefits of playing badminton. [More]

Badminton: The Low-down from a First Timer….

thumbnailAs part of the #summerofsportsdirect this year, our blogging team have been doing some field reporting on a whole range of fitness activities that get your blood pumping and your body active. Each week we’ll be bringing you the lowdown on the different sports we’ve been trying to help give you a feel for what to expect when taking part. This week Emma headed onto the Badminton court for the first time since school to see if she still had the skills! [More]