Badminton or Tennis: An Evolution

Workers busily made
Frames of wood,
And stringing them
Until they are perfect.

The framework used to be
Long, and
Had a small head.

In the present, though,
People may think
Of it as something else like
A racket used to play
Badminton.

Back then, though,
It had another
Purpose.
It was used to
Hit hard balls
Not light shuttles.

Balls that are now
Hit with larger headed,
And shorter rackets.

Neon balls
Used to play
Tennis.

~ Hessa, year 8, Glenunga International High School

Making Tennis Racquets, State Government Photographer, History Trust of South Australia