For the Love of Badminton

Badminton is one of the most popular sport ever created by humans, it is usually played by two to four players hitting the feathered ball with a racket in opposite direction. I really love this game because it does not require a lot, just buy a racket, shuttle cock and invite friends to play badminton even to the streets.

History of Badminton

It is said that this game was invented in the ancient Greece, derived from the child's game battledore and shuttlecock, where two persons will hit a feathered shuttlecock using a long thin racket. The Indians call this game "Poonai" in the 18th century, the British officers who stationed in India are the ones who bring the game in England, introduced it to their friends, introduce some rules and developed some equipments.

This game was officially launched in 1873 at the Badminton House, Gloucestershire. During that time, the game was referred to as "The Game of Badminton," and the game's official name became Badminton. 1992 is the year that Badminton became an Olympic Sport.

Benefits of Playing Badminton

Do not you know that a complete game of badminton can make you loose from 350 to more a thousand calories? Yeah that's true, now you know why many want to loose weight through badminton, its will not only make you thin but it can also make you reduce bad cholesterol and for better blood circulation. Because this game is more on ball focus, Badminton is also recommended for those persons with poor eyesight and ADHD kids.

Court Dimension, Scoring, Racket, Shuttle Cock and Net

Full width of the court: 6.1 meters (20 ft)
singles: 5.18 meters (17 ft)

Full length of the court: 13.4 meters (44 ft)

Service line distance
singles: 1.98 meters (6 ft)
doubles: .78 meters (2.6 ft)

Twenty one (21) is the winning point unless there's a deuce, a deuce happens when the score is 20-20, the winning player / s must achieve at least two (2) points ahead in order to win. Thirty (30) is the maximum winning point. Badminton Racquets are light usually 80-90 grams of weight, its is made out of light metals such as aluminum. the strings are usually made-out of carbon criss-crossed together for added strength to stand hard smash.

The shuttle cock is a conical shape material made out of protractor shaped cork covered with clothe and feathers.

Badminton Playing Tips

o Perform warm-up exercises before playing to avoid injuries.
o Hand Shake Position is the best way to hold the racket.
o Always remain to the center area of ​​your court, it's the base position.
o Always put the ball where your opponent can not get that ball easily.
o Be prepared, focus on your opponent's body movement, it may give you an idea on where he will put the ball.
o Smash the ball whenever you have the chance
o Estimate if your opponent's hit will go out or not.
o Defense is better than offense.
o Be confident, it can help.

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