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    Default Singles, Doubles or Both?

    Hi there. I was just wondering what categories people like to play in badminton, would be interesting to know who likes to cover all the bases like me and do mixed doubles, men's doubles and singles!

    I was hoping that from this thread I would be able to see how common it is to see players like me participating in all the categories, and if not see why people choose specific ones / limit their categories with pros and cons, if possible. Essentially I am trying to decide whether I should drop a doubles category to do singles competitively.

    Thanks!

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    Singles all the way Sadly semi-retired

    My main aim is to give a hard game to all the guys (and girls) who can run rings around me.

    Singles is great because it solely depends on you. No partner to blame.

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    I like badminton - so I play all categories

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    Competitively, singles.

    Recreationally, all, although mixed doubles games are more common than level doubles.

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    I play league mens doubles and mixed doubles during club night as I don't have time right now to play league in mixed.

    Sadly singles is on a back burner at the moment due to lack of time, hopefully will pick it back up in the spring and I will be a stone lighter as running the marathon in April that will make me fitter.

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    Doubles and Singles; mostly Doubles though.

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    Never get a chance to play singles although I would like to. Mixed doubles for me. Level doubles once in a while.

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    Play doubles as my age over 40 years now

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSeeley View Post
    I like badminton - so I play all categories
    Same for me.

    Though, in league matches and tournaments I hardly play singles nowadays anymore. Age takes its toll (mid 30ies)...

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    I mainly play doubles (mixed or men's); I'm not a league player or anything though.

    I'm currently building up my singles game when I can, because I'm quite inept at singles. My footwork needs improving a lot for it - but it's gradually getting there.

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    Singles! My partners have a hard time finding time to train. Plus, who doesn't like running around?

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    If you have good footwork in singles, moving around the doubles court is easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheung View Post
    If you have good footwork in singles, moving around the doubles court is easy.
    Tell me about it! Starting to play singles really showed me how lacking my footwork was.

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    Singles showed me the beauty of the split step

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    I play doubles and singles competitively. I would like to play more mixed doubles too, but we have a lack of women.

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    Both! doubles and singles are completely different game..if u love badminton, u should play both..either game will help u improve on the others..but to play even an intermediate singles game u should have at least a moderate stamina...

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