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Badminton vs Tennis, Which is a more demanding sport?

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04-16-2012, 11:22 PM
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Badminton vs Tennis, Which is a more demanding sport?

Badminton vs Tennis, which is a more demanding sport?

I play both sports myself and I find tennis is harder to learn but not as demanding physically as badminton especially if you play at a high level. You run more miles in badminton than you would in tennis. The rallies are quicker and intense in terms of speed.

Anyways, Discuss.

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Badminton vs Tennis, which is a more demanding sport?

I play both sports myself and I find tennis is harder to learn but not as demanding physically as badminton especially if you play at a high level. You run more miles in badminton than you would in tennis. The rallies are quicker and intense in terms of speed.

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How would you run more miles in badminton? That seems highly unlikely.

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How would you run more miles in badminton? That seems highly unlikely.
You ever played badminton before? I have. I would know. Plus, there are more shots played in badminton.

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You ever played badminton before? I have. I would know. Plus, there are more shots played in badminton.
There is no way there is more running in badminton. That's a blatant lie. Tennis is the closest game sport there is to pure running.

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There is no way there is more running in badminton. That's a blatant lie. Tennis is the closest game sport there is to pure running.
Either way, pro badminton is harder than pro tennis. You gotta be quick constantly non stop whereas tennis is slower paced.

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Either way, pro badminton is harder than pro tennis. You gotta be quick constantly non stop whereas tennis is slower paced.
Slower pace doesn't mean its easier. Tennis requires much more endurance.

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Slower pace doesn't mean its easier. Tennis requires much more endurance.
You will burn more calories playing badminton than tennis, trust me.

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LOL. I played competitive badminton in high school, and would get huge blisters on my feet from the constant start, stop, direction changes. Saved up for some proper shoes but the technology isn't as good as now, and triple E width was a challenge!

It's all quickness and reaction in close. Not many people play badminton at decent level and I don't expect them to understand, because it is not same as playing in your backyard.

I don't know if it is really fair to compare the two sports, because other then using a racket, it is completely apples to oranges. I coached for a while and it was always fun to get tennis players to use their wrists.

With the long winters in Canada it's to bad badminton isn't more popular. It's pretty cheap, played in a club atmosphere, and is co-ed, what more could ya want!

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Actually playing badminton is not recommended for tennis players by most coaches that I've had anyway, as it really can screw up how you use your wrist in tennis. As for as running, I've watched badminton competitions at a high level, and played tennis at a reasonably high (university) level, and in my opinion there is one hell of a lot more running in tennis than anything that I ever saw in badminton. Maybe if a player served and volleyed all the time on first and second serve, than his/her service games and badminton might be closer. But in the modern backcourt power game, I don't think that there is really any comparison.

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Badminton vs Tennis, which is a more demanding sport?

I play both sports myself and I find tennis is harder to learn but not as demanding physically as badminton especially if you play at a high level. You run more miles in badminton than you would in tennis. The rallies are quicker and intense in terms of speed.

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I played both competitively in High School and would say that badminton requires more intensity while tennis requires more endurance. A tennis match requires more running, but an hour of competitive badminton is a lot more demanding than an hour of competitve tennis.

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I say tennis because some competitions are played in the hot sun

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Tennis requires more technical skills to be able to serve, slice, do a backhand, drop shots, etc.

badminton is all about reflexes and using your wrist.

I think tennis is harder sport to master, but badminton is more difficult for me personally

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Badminton has more physical effort per minute, its more of a sprint mindset. But nothing in badminton comes close to a 5 hour tennis match in the ''demanding'' category.

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