Badminton is a racket sports that is similar to tennis. However, it is played with a racket or shuttlecock. It is played with two to four players on a rectangular court.
The net is situated in the middle of court and divides it into two equal parts. Players must hit the shuttle over the net to ensure that it doesn’t land on the other side of the court.
Badminton is like every other sport. Each player must have the equipment and gear he needs, regardless of whether he is playing domestically or internationally.
Badminton gear usually includes a racket weighing in at around 100 grams and a shuttlecock containing different materials like synthetic materials or goose feathers. It weighs between 4,74 to 5.50 grams and is placed in the middle section of the court.
Badminton can be played in three different ways, including:
- Badminton Singles
- Badminton Doubles
- Badminton Mixed doubles
Badminton is a game that originated around two thousand year ago. It has a long history. Many believe it is rooted somewhere in India, China and Greece. We discovered that badminton originated from India, where it was played by Shuttlecock and Battledore in ancient times.
It originated in Pune, India. This sport was first discovered by British officers stationed at India’s Pune in the 1860s. After that, it was a popular sport among British expatriates. In 1887, the sport was renamed badminton to honor the Duke of Beaufort.
The people of England began playing this game under Indian rules. After that, the Bath Badminton Club in 1893 (the first badminton group) standardised and changed the rules to suit British ideas. They also organized the All England Open Badminton Championships, which was the first badminton tournament.
BWF (Badminton Worldwide Federation) was founded on 5th of July 1934. The governing body for badminton is made up of nine nations. These include Canada, England and Wales. BWF today has 198 member countries.
These 20 amazing facts about badminton will amaze and delight you.
- Badminton has the fastest racket sport on the planet.
- Badminton is second in popularity after soccer.
- Badminton Shuttlecocks are made using the left wing of goose feathers.
- In ancient times, strings were used instead of animal gut to make the badminton racket.
- The All England Open Badminton Championship, the oldest tournament in the world, was founded in 1898.
- As an official sport, Badminton was included in the 1992 Olympics.
- Asia is home to the majority of the world’s badminton stars.
- Pune is where Badminton was first played.
- Ti Zan Ji in China was the precursor to badminton. It was first played with feet.
- Badminton can be a much more violent sport than tennis.
- The total amount of 16 feathers that a badminton shuttlecock can hold is 16
- Badminton can be an hour-long exercise that burns approximately 300 calories.
- Kansas City Museum houses the world’s biggest shuttlecock. It weighs 2,500kg and is 48x larger than a normal shuttlecock.
- The only countries that have won the title of Thomas Cup are China, Indonesia, China and Japan.
- The Uber Cup was the most short badminton match, lasting only six minutes. It was played between Ra Kyungmin of South Korea against Julia Mann of England.
- Sun Jun from China and Peter Rasmussen, Denmark held the world’s longest match. It lasted 124 minutes.
- The average shuttlecock weighs between 4.74 and 5.50g.
- The ‘Bath Badminton Club,’ which was founded in 1887, was the first club to be established in badminton. It was eventually replaced by the Badminton Association of England in 1893.
- BWF (Badminton World Federation), the governing body of badminton was established on 5/7/1934 with only nine members.
- BWF currently has 198 member countries.
Badminton, one of the fastest and most loved sports in the world, is also the most well-known. It has a long, rich history that can be traced back to ancient India, China, or Greece.