Is there any difference between badminton and squash shoes?

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Posted: 07/22/2012 at 1:51pm

What is the difference between indoor court shoes (eg. for badminton and squash) and tt shoes? Do tt shoes really have an advantage over court shoes?

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Post Options Thanks(0) Quote Reply Posted: 07/22/2012 at 3:44pm

No diff I guess.
I am using li ning cg 100
it is great. way better than mizano ones.

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A most emphatic - YES

Aside from the issues of grip, comfort etc as described above, badminton shoes are designed for lateral movement on badminton move better, faster and more confidently...

In particular, these shoes prevent injury!!!!!!
For example, using running shoes or cross trainers is dangerous as there is a tendency for your ankles to move inward to outward more easily... totaly unstable and is not suited for lateral movement ...
Trust me on this - a pal of mine tore a muscle in his calf wearing his jogging shoes to play - I was the opponent
He went for an operation - and is out of action 4 months...

so please.... there is a difference a BIG...

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In my mind this question seems fairly obvious but I'll give it a shot.

As a person who has played Tennis for 6 years and Badminton for 5, I'd say they're nothing alike. The answer is long so hopefully this is what you wanted.


I'll just skim through this and I won't go too deep into this since it's fairly subjective to someone's living condition.
At least here in Canada in my experience, Tennis is expensive compared to badminton. To reserve a court is the only way to prevent that annoying ball problem with friends (mentioned later). And most of the time you wouldn't even waste that money reserving a court just to play with casual friends.

I might be wrong about this but actual Badminton shuttles (feather) are slightly cheaper than Tennis balls at higher skill levels.

Speaking financially, it pays more to play Tennis professionally than Badminton.

In Badminton, winning tournaments will get you enough to pay for your plane ticket.

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Squash vs Racquetball

Squash and Racquetball are two popular games that are played indoors inside closed rooms. Both are played with racquets and small balls with spectators around the closed rooms watching the sport. In fact, there are so many similarities between squash and racquetball that many wonder if they should be treated as different sports. However, despite overlapping and similarities, there are some differences between squash and racquetball that will be highlighted in this article.


Racquetball is a popular racquet sport that is played indoors inside an enclosed room with a ball that is hollow and made of rubber. The room is called the court and there is no net over which players try to hit the ball with their racquets as is the case with other racquet sports such as badminton and tennis. All surfaces are legal hitting areas in racquetball except for specially designated no playing areas. The court is rectangular in shape and...

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(-) A racquet sport played indoors on a court by two opposing players (singles) or two opposing pairs of players (doubles), in which a shuttlecock is volleyed over a net and the competitions are presided by an umpire in British English and a referee in American English.


* badders (UK, informal )


Alternative forms

* (sporting implement) racquet

Etymology 1

From (etyl) raket





(label) A racquet: an implement with a handle connected to a round frame strung with wire, sinew, or plastic cords, and used to hit a ball, such as in tennis or a birdie in badminton. * {{quote-book|year=1922|author=(Michael Arlen)|title=[ “Piracy”: A Romantic Chronicle of These Days]|chapter=3/19/2

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Safety PrecautionWhen playing either Squash or Racquetball, always wear appropriate eye protection; the ball used in both these sports is capable of causing serious eye injuries, including bursting of the eyeball. Enjoy the game only after you take the necessary precaution.

Squash was invented in 1830 by some students of Harrow School, who discovered that a punctured or squashed ball when tossed against a wall, bounced back in different ways, and could surely make a challenging sport.

Somewhat similar was the invention of Racquetball. The sport was invented much later after Squash in 1949 by Joe Sobek. Joe was a resident of Connecticut, who loved playing tennis and handball. He combined the aspects from both to create a unique indoor sport called Racquetball.

Both Squash and Racquetball do share similarities with tennis, and are really good sports for a full-body workout. Take a look at the differences between Squash and Racquetball in terms of rackets, balls, court...

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Both tennis and badminton are popular racket sports. They can be played individually or on a team of two people. Despite these similarities, these two sports have a lot of differences and it can sometimes be confusing when you are trying to tell them apart. This article will help you to easily tell the difference between them.


Badminton is a racket sport that is played with shuttlecocks and rackets. The sport can be played by two opposing individuals, or by two opposing teams of two people. Players position themselves on either side of a rectangular court separated by a net and strike a shuttlecock back and forth over the net. A player strikes the shuttlecock only once after passing over the net into the opponent’s court. A rally ends when the shuttlecock hits the floor.

Tennis is also a racket sport that can also be played by a single player against a single player or two against two. A rubber ball is used and is struck over the net into the...

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Staying fit and healthy is becoming a worldwide trend today and going to the gym is one of the ways which people choose to lose weight. There are those who find going to the gym a little boring so they opt to engage in sports. Badminton, tennis and squash are among the choices for losing weight and being healthy, but how do you know which one is perfect for you?

Although badminton, tennis and squash are all racquet sports; there are significant differences among these three sports. Read along as each sport is discussed in details and we might be able to help you choose which one is best for you.



The history of the sport can be traced back to as early as mid-1800s which was created by the British military officers in British India.

Badminton is somewhat similar to the traditional game called battledoor and shuttlecock whereas the game is played by two people with small rackets (battledoor) which are made up of parchment or row...

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The differences between pumpkin and squash are so slight that many people don’t really notice them. There is definitely differences in the two but these differences are not really that obvious. One of the reasons that pumpkins and squash are similar is that both of them come from the same genus, genus Cucurbita, from the family Cucurbitaceae. Another reason is that both of them are fruits and grow on a vine. The best way to know about their differences is to compare them. If you read the paragraph below, you will find out the real differences between a pumpkin and a squash.

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A pumpkin is a fruit that usually is an orange or a yellow-orange color. It is very popular every Halloween since it is often carved into a jack o’lantern. Pumpkins got their name from a Greek word which means large melon. One of the main distinctions of the pumpkin is that its stem is more stiff and spiky than that of a squash. Its seeds are edible and...

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Key difference: Racket is defined as a noisy disturbance or loud commotion. Racquets are a piece of sports equipment used by players.

The word ‘racquet’ has its origin in the French word racqutte and distinguishes it from racket, which in English means ‘noise or disturbance’. Racquets are sport equipments used by players. Collins Dictionary defines racquet as, "a bat consisting of an open network of nylon or other strings stretched in an oval frame with a handle, and is used to strike the ball in various sports."

According to Wikipedia, a racquet is a sports equipment consisting of a handled frame with an open hoop across which a network of cords is stretched tightly. It is used for striking a ball in games such as squash, tennis, racquetball, and badminton. Collectively, these games are known as racquet sports. Before the modern game of squash, these sports were played with wooden rackets. While squash equipment has evolved in the principal century, rackets have...

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I would like to help on this issue. I am wearing now Yonex SHB-75EX. My impressions are: super light (US 10, UK 9,5 size, 290 grams), super grip, close to the floor, super cushionig, super comfortable. In other words: awsome, fantastic, wonderful shoes! I am loving it. I already had Hi Tech M550, Mizuno Wave Bolt and Adidas Essence. All of them do not even get close to Yonex SHB-75EX.

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Ranking Players
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• The random draw method shall be used to compile draws with the format and the placement of seeds being decided by the AMG Squash Committee.
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