The moment before a serve. Everyone is tensed, ready, and still. All noise ceases and you step out of the real world into the badminton world. It’s like everyone has inhaled as one and is holding their breath a second before the exhale.
How a row of birdies looks like little feathery dragons
That crisp “thwack” when you hit a perfect clear
The speed at which a fast drop falls
That moment where you scream out “GO OVER” in your head for a birdie that lands on the top of the net and takes a split second before choosing going over
When you are preparing to return a smash and your down low with your butt behind you wiggling like that Shaq/cat gif.
Net kills. All the net kills.
Taking off your shoes at the end of a hard days play. Ahhhhhhhh….
Obviously I love all parts of badminton but these small moments are some of my favorite things that I love the most. You?