Badminton Dishes out Aces at State

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Closing on a strong season for fall sports, Another one of ACP’s triumphant teams have presented their prowess on the court. The ACP badminton team, headed by Mrs. Underwood (pictured left), made it to state this year! Here is what she had to say about the conquering team.

Q: What is the most important aspect of playing badminton?

A: Hand-eye coordination, definitely. This sport is similar to Tennis.

Q: How did the team perform at state?

A: We made it to the second round, which is remarkable for the first year attending state.

Q: How many people attended state?

A: Two athletes went; Candy Gao and Sophia Lee. They played doubles.

Q: Does team chemistry matter for Badminton?

A: Yes, especially in doubles. Both Candy and Sophia had played a lot together this season and were well acquainted. Chemistry is vital in those circumstances.

Q: What is your favorite aspect of Badminton?

A: The Badminton girls, definitely. I’ve coached a lot of sports, but Badminton girls are special. They are all extremely nice and represent the best parts of the school; and it was like that everywhere we went, too.

Q: What will the team need most coming into the next season?

A: We will definitely need to grow our team. We have 5 seniors, which is almost half of the team. Next year, we’ll have five courts as opposed to the current three. Specifically, we’re going to focus on keeping the singles and doubles independently strong and ready for state!

Q: What would you say to those who are on the fence about joining the Badminton team?

A: You should join! It is easy to learn, and we will teach you everything. It does take work to get good, but anyone can play the sport.

Q: Where can students go for more information on Badminton?

A: Room B106! I [Mrs. Underwood] am the best source of information for this team!

And there we have it! The badminton team is looking for new players, and that search includes all of our ACP students. If you’re even slightly considering the sport, please contact Mrs. Underwood or visit room B106 to learn more. We can’t wait to see our new star athletes joining one of the most compassionate teams on our campus!