Table Tennis/Badminton and 5K & 10K Run/Walk Among the Lakes of Windermere
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Just a quick note to remind you all that Central Florida Table Tennis-Badminton Meetup on Wed., March 29, 2017, 6:30 pm still have 5 spots left for those of you interested in playing table tennis/badminton at the Clear One Center (Clear One Badminton Center: 4141 N. John Young Rd., Orlando, FL). This group meets every 2 weeks on Wed. So their subsequent meets will be on (April 26, May 24, and June 21), 2017 and always starts at 6:30 pm. To RSVP, (–> click) Central Florida Table Tennis-Badminton Meetup.
To help distinguish Ping Pong/Table Tennis and Badminton, please view some segments of wikipedia (in italics), below:
Table tennis, also known as ping pong, is a sport in which two or four players hit a lightweight ball back and forth across a table using a small bat. The game takes place on a hard table divided by a net. Except for the initial serve, the rules are generally as follows: players must allow a ball played toward them to bounce one time on their side of the table, and must return it so that it bounces on the opposite side at least once. A point is scored when a player fails to return the ball within the rules. Play is fast and demands quick reactions.
Spinning the ball alters its trajectory and limits an opponent’s options, giving the hitter a great advantage.
Table tennis is governed by the worldwide organization International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF), founded in 1926. ITTF currently includes 220 member associations. The table tennis official rules are specified in the ITTF handbook. Table tennis has been an Olympic sport since 1988, with several event categories. From 1988 until 2004, these were men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s doubles and women’s doubles. Since 2008, a team event has been played instead of the doubles.
Badminton is a racquet sport played using racquets to hit a shuttlecock across a net. Although it may be played with larger teams, the most common forms of the game are “singles” (with one player per side) and “doubles” (with two players per side). Badminton is often played as a casual outdoor activity in a yard or on a beach; formal games are played on a rectangular indoor court. Points are scored by striking the shuttlecock with the racquet and landing it within the opposing side’s half of the court.
Each side may only strike the shuttlecock once before it passes over the net. Play ends once the shuttlecock has struck the floor or if a fault has been called by the umpire, service judge, or (in their absence) the opposing side.The shuttlecock is a feathered or (in informal matches) plastic projectile which flies differently from the balls used in many other sports. In particular, the feathers create much higher drag, causing the shuttlecock to decelerate more rapidly. Shuttlecocks also have a high top speed compared to the balls in other racquet sports.
The game developed in British India from the earlier game of battledore and shuttlecock. European play came to be dominated by Denmark but the game has become very popular in Asia, with recent competition dominated by China. Since 1992, badminton has been a Summer Olympic sport with five events: men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s doubles, women’s doubles, and mixed doubles. At high levels of play, the sport demands excellent fitness: players require aerobic stamina, agility, strength, speed, and precision. It is also a technical sport, requiring good motor coordination and the development of sophisticated racquet movements
Another event that may be of interest to you: 16th Annual UMC Windermere 5K & 10K Run/Walk Among the Lakes: on Sat., April 1, 2017, the 10K Run-5K Run/Walk will begin at 7:30 am at the Windermere Town Hall, 520 Main Street, Windermere, FL. Experience one of Florida’s most beautiful and unique 5K and 10K runs taking place in the Town of Windermere. The scenic run courses travel the dirt roads of Windermere, under a canopy of century old oaks along several lakes. This is a family friendly event such that all proceeds will be benefiting the Town and Windermere Parks and Recreation. Come out to enjoy the beauty of Windermere lakes while getting into better shape! To find out more about calendar of events, (click–>)HERE
There are 4 different events:
- 5K Run/Walk: starting time at 7:45 am EDT, price: $35.00 race fee + $2.40 signup fee (price increases to $40.00 after March 31, 2017 at 11:59 pm EDT)
- 10K Run/Walk: starting time at 7:30 am EDT, price: $40.00 race fee + $2.40 signup fee (price increases to $45.00 after March 31, 2017 at 11:59 pm EDT)
- Kids Run: starting time at 9:15 am EDT, price: $10.00 race fee + $1.60 signup fee (registration ends April 1, 2017, at 8:00 pm EDT)
- Virtual Race: $29.00 race fee + $2.00 signup fee (registration ends April 1, 2017, at 11:59 pm EDT)
To register for Windermere 5K/10K/Kids/Virtual Run Among the Lakes Race, (click–>)HERE
To see the 5K course map, (click–>)HERE
To truly appreciate the beauty of Windermere and Central Florida, you’ve got to see the lakes! Enjoy the beautiful sunshine and swaying of the Spanish moss….features that no where else can compare.
More about the community at www.WindermereSun.com
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