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Friday, 8 March 2019

3 Reasons Why I Play Badminton And Why You Should Too: Katipunan Prime Badminton Center

Katipunan Prime Badminton Center
Katipunan Prime Badminton Center
In growing up, we are usually exposed on playing and/or watching (at the least) variety of sports. There are a lot. There is basketball, volleyball, different kinds of tennis, swimming, running, and the list can go on, and on, and on. You'll be enjoying a few of them, but there will always be one which you'll love doing more than the others. For others, sports can be just a hobby on their free time. For a some, it can be a career like being an athlete. For some, sports can be just an outlet of emotions to release stress. But for a few, it can be all of that and more. I don't know which category above you consider yourself you belong at, but for this blog post, I will share my take on the "3 Whys".

WHY badminton in all the sports out there? WHY play at Katipunan Prime considering a number of badminton courts are present within the area? And WHY playing badminton is good for you too..

I started playing badminton back when I was still a kid just beside our house. I vividly remember playing with literally anyone who is willing to play the sport with me. I'll play it with my brothers, cousins, neighbors, and I don't care how old you are. As long as you'll smack the shuttlecock back at me, we are good. And yes, to the point of playing with the wall if no one really was available. Back then, playing with any kind of racket with that plastic shuttlecock is already happiness. If you even add the net in between us, come on, we'll consider it as an ice cream on top. Thank you! Those were the days..

But naturally, as we grew with the sport, thus our expectations and requirements go along with it.

Let's start with the first why, which is "Why badminton in all the sports out there?"

I personally have tried most of the sport I knew. I enjoyed out-running my elementary classmates, played basketball especially "HORSE" with my cousins, competed in volleyball with other high school sections, swims occasionally when a swimming pool is around (and table tennis too if there is a table tennis table lol), tried lawn tennis against my older brother while he was on training, invitational badminton (in tagalog yaya-an, lol pinaganda lang) from college to employment life,  put in there soccer, baseball and even weight-lifting recently haha! But going back, why badminton?

Badminton in action
Badminton in action
Thinking of comparing it from other sport, and filtering it based on preference which is a non-contact sport and something you have to put intense force into, many will qualify. Another is availability of persons to play with. Since I knew more persons who plays and who are willing to play the game, it meant more invitation I was exposed to, to play it. And of course the confidence and enjoyment on playing the game. This was a big factor for me on making that decision to dive right in there and improve myself on playing the game. Starting it young puts an edge really on being comfortable on how you move inside the court. Aside from those is availability of venue, which will be tackled on the next why which brings us to it.

The second why is "Why play at Katipunan Prime badminton center considering a number of badminton courts are present within the area?"

I can definitely number this down for you with 7 major points:

1. Location - If you'll exclude me here due to geographical bias (hehe), this badminton center is surrounded by a lot of food restaurants and business establishments which makes it very convenient to do more things aside from badminton. You can actually walk your way to Ayala mall Marikina from there too. So if you are planning to play badminton within or even near Marikina, I definitely recommend you guys visiting here first.

2. People - Both the staffs and the players here are genuinely approachable and friendly - not all but at the least more, lets be realistic here haha. You can ask the staffs behind the counter to find people who can play with you (if there are available) or most likely find here a group of players wanting to play with others too.

Play-All-You-Can Rates, Katipunan Prime
Play-All-You-Can Rates
3. Rate - As per visiting a number of badminton courts already (even outside Marikina), as far as I know, they have the most affordable rates yet compared to others. Their play-all-you-can ranges from P90 - P100 only.

4. Unlimited Water - For only P20 per cup, yes, twenty pesos only. You now can enjoy unlimited water from the water dispenser inside. You can even bring your own water container if you want to but of course must be in a considerable size.

5. No. of badminton courts available - With 11 badminton courts available, you have the luxury to select the area you want to play inside. Just make sure to coordinate it at the counter before settling in the area. Please do note that on their peak hours, all courts can be taken for the exemption of the play-all-you-can courts which must be for sharing.

6. Activities and Events - The place is rich of good players that attracts a number of training, tournaments and regular queuing programs to be held here. I am not sure if they have an in-house coach or trainer but what I am sure though is that they can recommend you to a lot of their networks.

7. Ambiance and Aesthetics - To be honest, this is not their best asset but knowing them for quite sometime now.. efforts to develop this area are now being seen. You'll actually appreciate it once you get used to the vibe there. Good job on the continuous improvement. At the least we know that a better future is waiting for Katipunan Prime

And for the last why which is "Why playing badminton is good for you too?"

If I am going to say that I am searching for a healthy activity to avoid gaining weight, well almost all sport have that benefit. But the balance in badminton is just really on point. Playing badminton can serve as your cardio workout if you are lifting weights. Lifters know how boring cardio workouts can be so why not do it in a more playful manner. You can also increase your strength here by powering your smashes through. You can vary your plays per turn and that what makes every second of the game exciting. The best thing here is that it also develops your core but you don't know it. As you play the game, balance is needed in every inch of your body while running to the right position to return the shuttle so it uses the whole body making it a full body workout in some way.

Waiting for our turn to play
Waiting for our turn to play

Secondly, you have to play it with at least a buddy. You have time to socialize not requiring a lot of body counts. Majority of sports need a group to maximize its potential to be fun, but not badminton. And to add to this, badminton is one of the sport where you can play it even with zero experience quite comfortably. If you are an experienced badminton player, you know its quite complicated to improve on learning the different aspects of the game like coordination of footwork, balance, power and accuracy, implementing it is still another thing. But it won't stop you on enjoying the game even if you are playing with someone who just started playing. Cool right?

Lastly is lifestyle. With this one, it is applicable to any sport or activity that makes your body move. Having a healthy lifestyle is important because its an investment you'll enjoy presently until the future. Aside from making you stronger and more confident about yourself, you just might have prevented a serious illness or disease landing your body because of that. Please remember that taking care of yourself is taking care of the others too.


"So hey, why not play in order for you to stay so others too will be okay."
Here is a compilation of videos and photos on our local badminton center



Address: Katipunan St., Marikina City
Operating hours: Monday to Saturday, 7:30PM to 12:00MN
Sundays, 7:30PM to 6:00PM
Contact nos.: 531-5115
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121 comments:


  1. I tried to play badminton but it is clear that I do not know well, I can not at all hit the damn ball xD

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    1. Funny! Haha! But hope you had fun playing the sport haha

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  2. i have always wanted to try playing badmitton. i know my mom used to love it and it seems like such great exercise.

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  3. I used to love playing badmington, I have to admit not played it for a long time now

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  4. Badminton is such a fun sport! I am terrible at it but I have fun trying!

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  5. Kristine Nicole Alessandra9 March 2019 at 04:18

    I do better playing badminton than playing tennis. These two sports have very similar body movements and provide a total body work out. There is a badminton gym near my house. I should try playing the sport again sometime. Now all I need is someone who would be interested to play with me.

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  6. Badminton and volleyball were the ONLY sports i ever really enjoyed-especially in school gym class!! Great post!

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  7. I suck at badminton, but it's definitely good exercise!

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  8. I have played a couple of times when I was younger, but I am so bad at it. Haha. i am definitely a volleyball girl.

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  9. I love playing badminton since young and when i was graduated from the University, I still play with my friends during weekends, after that, we went Yam cha in China town. However, recent years, I picked up tennis and quite fun too.

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  10. Hello! I've been following your website for some time now
    and finally got the bravery to go ahead and give you a shout out from Humble Tx!
    Just wanted to say keep up the fantastic job!

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  11. Growing up in India meant we did play some badminton, and now we still play once every few months in our backyard with our kids

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  12. Very nice article. I absolutely love this website.
    Continue the good work!

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  13. Played a lot of badminton when I was a teen. Its fun :)

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  14. My parents always used to play badminton and I used to go and watch and sometimes join in. It is a fun sport.

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  15. I can understand why you love playing badminton. On top of all the things you said it also gets you healthy.

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  16. Badminton is such an amazing game. I used to play it a lot but now due to busy schedule I don't get time play it. Thanks for sharing your story.

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  17. I have not played badminton before, but will like to give it a try hoping it work out well for me. Thanks for sharing

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  18. I love this interesting Game to play.

    Thank,s for sharing your story.

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  19. Badminton is my love. I absolutely agree with all of your points. I miss playing it now. I was a good player and won many matches. Wish I could go back to it again. It does helps in socializing and keeps the spirit high.

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  20. I haven’t played this sport since high school. but it’s so much fun and i’ll definitelu look into doing it in my adulthood!

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  21. To be honest I have not played badminton since I was at school. I think it would make some great exercise now for me and my Daughter :)

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  22. Michelle Jolene10 March 2019 at 03:40

    I used to play badminton, but I moved and I haven't found the a new place to go to. But now that I read this, I'll remember to look for a place!

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  23. Sounds fun! Badminton is very complex and hard to play. But it is fun. even though I prefer ping pong over it.

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    1. Sometimes enjoying it makes it more a little complex hahaha

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    2. I agree. I need to be more or less ok to fully enjoy. otherwise I stick to 'I suck so hard' mood

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  24. Badminton is such a fun sport. I remember playing when I was in high school.

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  25. I played tennis when I was younger so I would think that I would like a game like this. Unfortunately my eye sight is crap, I'd miss the ball everytime.

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  26. Badminton is one of those sports that I'm actually good at and enjoy playing. But no one I know likes to play. I miss playing now :(

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    1. The wall is your friend. JK. You can try in FB groups?

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  27. I haven't played Badminton in years! It looks like such a fun way to get in a great workout.

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  28. I was sold the moment that I read badminton! I used to play it all the time when I was growing up, and perhaps this is the pleasant reminder that I needed to get back into it!

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  29. I played badminton almost a decade ago but is one of my favourite sports other than table tennis. Nice reading your post.

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  30. What an informative article! very helpful and will surely be helpful to others. thankyou for sharing this

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  31. This is a very informative artcile, gave me new ideas on what possible things to do, thankyou.

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  32. Playing badminton looks really fun, I might play it too for a change, thankyou for sharing this article

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  33. Badminton is one of my favorite sports. I played it a lot about 3 years back. Thanks for reminding me, I need to start playing it again.

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  34. I admire people like you who are passionate about sports because I cannot for the life of me get to enjoy it! I have tried badminton before but I suck at it haha like any other sport!😁

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  35. badminton promotes physical fitness, it helps to reduce stress and anxiety. Exercise increases endorphins, which are the brain's feel-good neurotransmitters, and has also been found to improve mood and sleep.

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  36. My family loves being active and having fun when we get together. We play badminton at almost every family BBQ, although most of us are not very good at it, we still have a blast!

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  37. This seems like a really fun way to stay in shape and hang out with a friend. I would have never thought to play badminton but it sounds like a blast!

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  38. We used to play badminton in gym class when I was in school. It was so much fun and I looked forward to playing every time!

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  39. I used to play badminton as a kid. Had it at school and took some extra classes! It was always so much fun!

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  40. This looks like so much fun! I've always been partial to volleyball, but it's always hard to find that many people to play a game badminton is much more manageable.

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  41. I played badminton as a child but really haven't played since . Maybe it's tint to try again or maybe teach my son.

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  42. Love this!! I used to play Badminton a lot but not played in a while. May have to give this a go xx

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  43. Growing up it used to be my favorite game. Reading your blog makes me nostalgic I shouldn’t have stopped playing

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  44. nice. I should try this. It's been a while since I played badminton

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  45. This looks like a lot of fun! I haven't played badminton since I was a child, and it really looks like an excellent form of exercise.

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  46. Can’t play badminton, although I’ve tried a couple of times, it’s not my cup of tea, I guess I’m just not the sporty kind.😁

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    1. Well, maybe. Hope you find your tea soon though.

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  47. My goodness It has been years since I last badminton, I am not good at it but its still amazing great fun thats for sure

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  48. Badminton sounds like a fun sport. I have never had the opportunity to play it. Will don one of these days.

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  49. How awesome! I also play badminton and tennis; and one thing I'll have to praise the game for is its approachable and very courteous people.

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  50. I don't play badminton, but I like watching it.

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  51. Badminton was my favorite P.E. unit. I was very good at it, too. I haven't played in a long time, but now that my kids are older, maybe I can make them play with me.

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  52. When I was young I used to play badminton, now I am not playing. I enjoyed reading your post.

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  53. I used to play badminton in school, enjoyed it too. It’s a sport of finesse, strength and skill. Great for the cardio. It can be as fun or as competitive as you like.

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  54. I' am not a sports person but I think Batminton is one of the easiest sport that I would try to learn someday :)

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  55. It's good that you know a lot of people who play. That makes it easier for you to get out and play, for sure.

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  56. Badminton is an amazing sport to try, It would really burn out the calories. This is a type of activity that I would consider doing consistently.

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  57. I always love to play badminton with my friends. This is one of my favourite indoor game.

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  58. Badminton is such a nice sport to play but it's something that's not for me.

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  59. Great post, I haven't played bad-mitten in years. Use to be a favorite when I was younger. Must be great to have a place to play inside when the weather is bad.

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  60. Tagal ko nang di nakakapagbadminton, haha. I usually just go to UP for jogging... but kaybe next time I'd be inKatipunan for some other sports!

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