BADMINTON – FASTEST GAME IN THE WORLD

July 20, 2020 By RJ

Badminton game was named by the country estate of the dukes of Beaufort in Gloucestershire, England, where it was first played about 1873. The roots of the sport can be traced to ancient Greece, China, and India, and it is closely related to the old children’s game battledore and shuttlecock.

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Who Invented Badminton?

Badminton was invented in  India in a version called poona. British army officers learned the game about 1870. In 1873 the duke of Beaufort introduced the sport at his country estate, Badminton, from which the game derives its name.Badminton is considered the world’s fastest sport based on the speed the birdie which can travel over 200 mp.

What is the old name of Badminton?

Badminton has its origins in ancient civilisations in Europe and Asia. The ancient game known as battledore (bat or paddle) and shuttlecock probably originated more than 2000 years ago. In the 1600s battledore and shuttlecock was an upper class pastime in England and many European countries.

What is Badminton court size?

The overall dimensions of a badminton court is 20 feet by 44 feet. The lines along these measurements mark the sidelines for doubles play and long service lines for singles play. The Net Line. The net line marks the middle of the court where the net is placed, creating a 22 feet by 20 feet area on each side of the net.

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What is the height of Badminton Net?

The net is 1.55 metres (5 ft 1 inch) high at the edges and 1.524 metres (5 ft) high in the centre. The net posts are placed over the doubles sidelines, even when singles is played. The minimum height for the ceiling above the court is not mentioned in the Laws by board.

What are the parts of Courts?

  • Baseline.
  • Center line.
  • Service box.
  • Short service line.
  • Doubles side line.
  • Singles side line.
  • Alley.
  • Doubles long service line.

What are the types of Services?

  • Low serve.
  • High serve.
  • Flick serve.
  • Drive Serve.
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The basic rules of Badminton

  • How to serve : The birdie(shuttlecock) must be hit below waist height, with players serving diagonally into their opponent’s service box. Both players must remain stationary until the serve is made.
  • In singles, the server starts from the right service court, and will serve from that side every time they have an even amount of points. A player serves from the left every time they have an odd amount of points. Each player will retain serve for as long as they keep winning points.
  • In doubles, the server will start on the right-hand side and keep serving, while alternating sides with their team-mate, so long as they keep winning points. If the receiving side takes the point, they assume serve. Going forward, the player who did not initially serve for each team will only assume the service once their side has won a point as the receiving side.
  • The birdie (shuttlecock): The birdie, also referred to as the shuttlecock, is badminton’s unique ‘ball’. The cone-shaped projectile is formed using feathers or a synthetic material which are attached to a cork or rubber base. The birdie’s shape means it will always fly cork-first once struck, and remain so until hit again. Made up of 16 feathers, the birdie is between 62-70mm long and weigh between 4.74 and 5.5g. The tip of the feathers should create a circle with a diameter from 58-62mm, with the cork/rubber base 25-28mm in diameter and rounded at the bottom.

Basic Badminton Techniques

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Benefits of playing Badminton

  • Good physique and toning of muscles.
  • Flexibility.
  • Muscle endurance and strength.
  • Improves metabolism rate.
  • Weight loss.
  • Improves lung function.
  • Improves bone density and bone strength.
  • Reduces the incidence of diabetes.
  • Enhances reflexes and motor coordination.
  • Build focus and improve concentration.
  • It Cures Hypertension.
  • Mind sharpness and strategy building.
  • Improves heart functioning.
  • Improves mental agility.