Badminton is one of those games that are just as popular being played outdoors as they are indoors. Badminton allows you to play an Olympic sport in your own backyard. All you need to play is a net, a couple of rackets and a shuttlecock. Rackets are usually made of composite material with nylon or gut stringed heads. Shuttlecocks, sometimes called birdies, are made of cork. You can attach the net between trees or clotheslines, or purchase a wire frame for it. The game can be enjoyed by singles or pairs, and you volley the bird over the net to gain points. Badminton is a great game to play for fun, recreation, or competition. It's also a good way to practice and improve your reflexes and hand-eye coordination. Badminton sets can be purchased starting at $20 online.