I had never seen badminton played in competition,until this weekend there was a preview on the American Olympic Team.
I had no idea that little birdie could do 200 mph,talk about eye-hand-body coordination.
In my opinion, I think it would be useful for all the sports you mentioned. It really takes some athleticism.
The only problem I see is trying to find players that are top notch to learn and practice with. As practicing with family members at a bar-b-que might not be exactly "real" competition.
Either way after seeing this in olympics, badminton will be played a whole different way our next family get together. All I can say is "Granma this time you are going down"!!!