The shuttlecock is in Long Island's court, which is both good news and fun news.
A shuttlecock is the "birdie" that badminton competitors bat back and forth across the net. The air will be full of them in July when Suffolk County Community College hosts the U.S. Open Badminton Championship for the first time. The championship is one of 11 major events on the international badminton circuit. For the past 18 years, it took place in Orange County, Calif. This will be the first such event held in the northeastern United States.