Fast Facts and History of Badminton Game

  • Modern Badminton was probably developed in the 17th century and obtained its name from the place ‘Badminton’ in Gloucestershire (England).
  • The International Badminton Federation (IBF) was established in 1934.
  • Badminton Association of India was formed in 1934.
  • The trophy for the international matches was named Thomas Cup after the name of the first president of the IBF Sir George Thomas. Thomas Cup competition (for men) started in 1948 – 49. Ubar Cup Championship (for women) started in 1956.
  • World Badminton Championship started in 1977.
  • Measurements (Badminton): Length of the court – 44feet, Width of the court – 20 feet (for Doubles) and 17 feet (for Singles), Height of the net -5 feet, Weight of the Shuttle cock – 4.74 to 5.50 gram, Overall length  of the Racket – 680 mm (2.5 ft.) maximum, Overall width of the Racket -230 mm (9 inches ) maximum, Overall of the racket head – 290 mm (11.5 inches) maximum, Weight of the racket – Between 85 to 140 grams.

    Terminology (Badminton) : Badminton Court, End, Trans Lines, Back gallery, Service Court, Let, Forward Stroke, Backward stroke, Toss or Lob, Clear,  Smash, Net strokes , Rally, Setting, First hand or Second hand, Side out, Base of Operation, Rotation, Long Service, Net fault, Service break, Match point, Set point High service Cross shot, Service change, Drive, Drop shot, Duce, Advance etc.

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Fast Facts and History of Badminton Game
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