Hi all! Don't laugh at me, because I'm serious here, okay? I recently checked out some local badminton clubs and had to realize that they only accept natural feather shuttles. I understand that feather shuttles are regarded superior to nylon shuttles, and in tournaments even at low levels they use feather shuttles rather than nylon shuttles. Consequently, I didn't even dare asking if it's also okay to play with nylon shuttles at those clubs. So far I've been playing at university which focuses on recreational players, so nylon shuttles are more common there. Why am I making an issue of all this? Because I'm a vegetarian who doesn't want to support any industry which deals with killing animals. It's often hard, but at least I give my best. Now you may say: "Continue playing at university." However, they don't offer coaching, only playing just for fun. I need coaching to improve technique and tactics. I thought about two possible solutions: 1) Find shuttles which are made of natural feathers but also accepted in clubs 2) Find shuttles which only look like made of natural feathers (fakes ) - if other players don't like them, they can supply their own shuttles, at least I didn't have to buy feather shuttles Anyone can help? Otherwise I don't really know how to get accepted at any club.