Badminton is an indoor racket sport played on a court with a net using a shuttlecock. But what makes badminton different from other racket sports? The answer is simple, SPEED! Badminton is the fastest racket sport in the world!
There are 5 events that are played in competition, namely, women’s singles, men’s singles, women’s doubles, men’s doubles and mixed doubles. Badminton is an Olympic Sport.
The badminton club at the University of Pretoria is known as TuksBadminton. We play a large part in South Africa’s success on the continent. We have many national representatives, national squad members, and are the largest badminton club in our local provincial structure, Northern Gauteng (NG).
TuksBadminton is a member of USSA (UNIVERSITY SPORT SOUTH AFRICA) and play an active role in their activities.
TuksBadminton is also a social and development club. We strive to promote the sport of badminton amongst the surrounding community. Our sport is easily followed and easy to learn. This helps us promote a healthy and active lifestyle. Badminton amongst students is an important component in our success, and participation of students has led to our on-going continuity.
In short, we encourage any person who values a healthy and active lifestyle to come and try out our great sport. You might enjoy it!
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UP awarded status as MRC collaborative centre for malaria research - 30/10/2014
The Medical Research Council (MRC) invited higher education institutions, science councils and registered non-profit research organisations in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Mozambique to submit applications to become part of their new initiative, MRC Collaborating Centres for Malaria Research. The University of Pretoria’s Centre for Sustainable Malaria Control (UP CSMC) recently received word that their application has been successful. The network of MRC collaborating centres for malaria research will collectively provide a multidisciplinary approach to malaria research; synergise efforts on malaria research to achieve common goals; and facilitate scientific collaboration among malaria researchers in Southern Africa.
Breast cancer is not a death sentence - 29/10/2014
In South Africa, one in 29 women is diagnosed with breast cancer each year. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many do not take the necessary steps to detect the disease in its early stages and to encourage others to do the same. Most of us dread ever hearing the words, “You have cancer”, because this disease is sure to have a significant impact on all areas of a person’s life. Ms Jonita van Wyk, who graduated earlier this year with a master’s degree in Social Work (Health Care) in the Department of Social Work and Criminology at the University of Pretoria (UP), conducted research on the social functioning of women with breast cancer, under the supervision of Dr Charlene Carbonatto.
UP’s Exceptional Young Researcher of 2014 delivers findings to an international audience - 23/10/2014
Prof Darryn Knobel is providing great insight into the control and foreseeable elimination of rabies. He recently presented his work at the 39th World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) Congress held in Cape Town. Prof Knobel leads UP’s Faculty of Veterinary Science’s research group on dog population ecology and rabies epidemiology, which studies the ecology of owned, free-roaming dog populations in resource-constrained communities, particularly at wildlife interfaces. The group's aim is to better understand the interactions between dog population dynamics and rabies control, as well as other aspects of dog health and welfare.