Badminton is actually an excellent game, as played by the official rules. There are areas of the world where it is taken very seriously -- but here in Florida in the US, it is not. It is generally thought of as a kids' game, with little interest for anyone who either wants serious competition or a good physical workout.
Palm Rules Badminton is another story. It is incredibly fun to play for men and women of all ages, and will usually provide more of a workout than just about any other activity.
A brief rundown of the rules will also serve as a description of the game itself.
Of course, you'll wanna know about scoring.
I will also add a few comments about equipment.
For those interested, I will give a brief history of how this game was developed.
For real gluttons for punishment, an even more extreme sport: MegaMinton!
And one bizarre variation: TriMinton!
Or, you might wanna return to Kirby Palm's home page.