Boy finds creative way to get his sporting fix during lockdown...

Adam Patel, nine, has been sharpening his game during the isolation period by rallying with the residents next door

SWNS_BAD_FENCE_01.jpg Image by: Anil Patel

A nine-year-old boy has found a creative way to get his sporting fix during lockdown - by playing badminton over the garden fence with his neighbours.

Adam Patel has been sharpening his game during the isolation period by rallying with the residents next door.

Dad Anil, 43, said his son had not been scoring with the unnamed couple, aged in their 30s - but the contest would get competitive.

SWNS_BAD_FENCE_02.jpg Image by: Anil Patel

He filmed sports-mad Adam playing a point out over the fence - while pulling off some impressive trick shots.

Anil said: "[It] came about as Adam kept knocking tennis balls over. I suggested they play badminton which the neighbours duly accepted.

"Since then they have played everyday (bar yesterday) with the weather being so nice.
The neighbours are also working from home due to the current situation.

"There was no scoring - but it got competitive."

Anil and Adam live in Coventry, West Midlands.

Video by: Anil Patel