I played badminton with a few colleagues last night. I am not good. I am not awfully bad either but I am definitely not good. There is one thing I can't understand though: I hit the shuttlecock with the frame of the racquet a lot. How is that possible? If you consider the inside area of the racquet compared to the frame's area, hitting the shuttlecock with the frame should be a really rare occurrence. You should either hit it properly or miss it completely (well, yes I do that as well quite often). There is probably some complex statistical explanation somewhere but I haven't found it.
Anyway, the important thing is it was great fun!