You lost? In Badminton? No problem… Here’s what to say

“My full potential is still asleep.”  … “You can’t make shots I can’t get, that’s illegal!”
“I wasn’t using my own racket.”  … “My foot fell asleep.”
“Someone took my racket!” … “It would be boring if I won every match!”
“The net’s too high.”  …   “Hey, the line jumped!”
“There’s a hole in my racket!”
“I had to let my girlfriend win.”
“The net moved on me.”
“I only win when I play someone I consider a challenge.”
“The net’s too low.” ….
“The net’s in the way.” …
“I play doubles, so I’m not used to singles.” …
“I was trying a new form.” …
“I have tennis elbow.” …
“I have badminton elbow.” …
“Aren’t we still rallying?” …
“They rigged the game.” …
“That’s my gift to you.”
“It was her first game so I wanted her to feel better.”
“Is that shuttlecock regulation size?”
“You never said go!”
“I learned from the best, I just forgot.”
“I couldn’t concentrate because you were giving me dirty looks.”
“I am honored to be beaten by you.”
“Oh… have we started the real game?”

Categorized as Badminton
John Pages

By John Pages

I've been a sports columnist since 1994. First, in The Freeman newspaper under "Tennis Is My Game." Then, starting in 2003, with Sun.Star Cebu under the name "Match Point." Happy reading!


  1. here’s one more.. “i play badminton to shed some pounds. i dont care about the results.” hehe. just joking. nice quotes though. (“,)

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