After playing badminton for twenty-two years I still love how fast the sport is. To play it well, you need to respond quickly, hit accurately and move spontaneously. And even though the shuttlecock looks light, playing through a full game requires a lot of stamina, strength and discipline. Winning usually requires understanding your opponent to find and exploit their weaknesses whilst covering your own. Playing doubles, however, adds a whole other level; your own weaknesses can be covered by your partner but likewise you must cover their weaknesses.