The modern history of badminton began in India with a game known as poona. The object of this game was to see how long a group could volley the shuttlecock by hitting it with the battledore, or paddle. This cooperative, non-competitive game was originally played without a net. The shuttlecock is often called a bird because its made out feathers.
The shuttle should go over the net. When the game is played by one player on each side, it is referred to as singles while that of a team of two players is called doubles.
However, most people enjoy this game with slight or no idea at all of its history. Below is a brief history of badminton. However, the general assumption is that badminton originated in ancient Greece and the Far East countries.
India played a vital role in the development of this game. The game used shuttlecock which was hit by a Battledore paddle. This game was played in the s in Poona India.
The description and the objectives of this game are very similar to that of badminton today. The British government officials who were posted to India during those years took the game to their homes in It was here where the nets were added and the game henceforth took the form known to date.
Duke of Beaufort was the first to introduce the game in England and it soon became a hit and a gained a lot of popularity among the elite in England as a party sport. The club then developed the first set of rules of the game. The first badminton association was founded in in England.
It was known as the Badminton Association and it worked as a world federation till the year when the International Badminton Federation was founded by nine countries namely: India then joined as an affiliate.
Commonwealth Games The Badminton game was first introduced to the Commonwealth Games in when the games were held in Kingston, Jamaica and has since become a part of Commonwealth Games program.
All the disciplines of Badminton are included in the Commonwealth games. Olympic Games Badminton was first introduced as a demonstration game to Olympic Games in in Munich. It however, became an official Olympic sport during the Olympic Games which took place in Barcelona where the doubles and the singles disciplines were introduced.
Having won no medal before, Indonesia benefited from Badminton achieving Olympic status when they won both men and women singles in its first competition in the Olympic in Barcelona. Final Thoughts Modern badminton creation is attributed to England. However, Asian countries have dominated the sport in all the major badminton events, including Olympics.
The Asian countries have bagged almost all the medals in the Olympic competition with China, Republic of Korea and Indonesia being the dominant countries followed by both Denmark and Great Britain. These nations have produced the most talented world class players consistently.
In fact, China has become a force to reckon in both women and men competitions in recent years. Currently, throughout the world, Badminton has become more organized with almost all nations having associations to organize and develop the sport.Badminton is a racquet sport played using racquets to hit a shuttlecock across a net.
Although it may be played with larger teams, the most common forms of the game are "singles" (with one player per side) and "doubles" (with two players per side). History of Badminton The history of badminton can be traced back many to the games of battledore and shuttlecock which were played in ancient Greece over years ago.
The game we all know as badminton began in the 19th century () and was named by the Duke of Beaufort after Badminton House in Gloucestershire1.
The modern history of badminton began in India with a game known as poona.
Poona was a competitive sport that British Army officers learned and brought back to England, but more about that part of badminton’s history in a moment.
The Badminton Village site includes a history of badminton in the 's. Founding of the BAE and Codification of the Rules.
During the earlier years of the sport, badminton was played under a variety of conditions- courts of different dimensions, shuttlecocks and rackets of many designs, even many different sets of rules defining the basic game.
Badminton was first contested as an official Olympic sport at the Olympic games in Barcelona, Spain. Badminton Today Badminton is a game that somewhat resembles tennis and volleyball and involves the use of a net, lightweight rackets, and a shuttlecock, a cork ball fitted with stabilizing feathers.
Badminton, a game that was played in ancient Greece and Egypt, has seen a great deal of change in the years since it was officially adopted by the British in the s. The rackets have changed in shape and composition to help speed up the sport.