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Let’s the start with the very basic thing
What is Badminton?
Badminton is a sport where the Heart of the person meets his mind.
What it means that it requires both passion and then mental strength. It can be played by both beginners and advanced players.There’s no entry barrier. It is played with 2 or 4 players.All you need is a Badminton Racket, badminton shoes, A net, Shuttlecock and a good attire and you are all set to go!
It is a racket sport. It is played with light weight racket and a shuttlecock.
If you want to play for leisure or recreation then you can play it anywhere you like indoor or outdoor.Just make sure the speed of wind is not fast otherwise you won’t be able to play.
But If we talk about competitive level, it is played indoors because even the light winds affect the direction of shuttlecock
In international play, athletes compete in best-of-three-games matches. A game is played to 21 points, provided that the winner has at least a 2-point advantage. If a 2-point advantage is never reached, the first player or team to score 30 points wins. Points were only awarded to the serving side until 2006, when the BWF adopted the “rally scoring” system, under which either side can score at any time.
There are many benefits of playing badminton such as improved health and fitness. One of the major benefit I have seen is that it burns 600 calories/hour! How cool is that? Burning calories doing something you love!
Wondering about how badminton came to existence? Wanting to read about this history?
History of Badminton
The history of Badminton is not boring but rather excited to read!
Before you can understand the history of badminton, You need to understand various games that were played centuries before badminton.
The people in China used to play a game called ti jian z in 5th Century BC. The purpose of that game was to keep the shuttle from hitting the ground without using hand. It is not sure whether this game has anything to do with the history of badminton but that was the first game that used shuttle in the history of mankind.
About five centuries later,Battledore and Shuttlecock were played in India,Japan,China And Greece.
By 16th century, it became highly popular among the children in England.
In 1860s,Poona was being played in India, a game very similar to Battledore and Shuttlecock but with a added net.
When British used to rule in India,they learned this game from Indians and took the equipments back to the England during the 1870s.
Duke of Beaufort held a lawn party named Badminton in his country place in 1873. A game of Poona was played on that day and became popular among the british society’s elite. The new party sport became to be known as “The badminton Game”
Since then, major international tournaments were held. Badminton was officially granted Olympic status in the 1992 Barcelona Games. From 9 founding members, IBF now have over 150 member countries. The future of Badminton looks bright indeed.
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