As per Wikipedia: 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). Badminton is often played as a casual outdoor activity in a yard or on a beach; formal games are played on a rectangular indoor court. Points are scored by striking the shuttlecock with the racquet and landing it within the opposing side’s half of the court.
Why is it called badminton?
Badminton has its origins in ancient civilizations in Asia and Europe with a game called battledore (bat or paddle) and shuttlecock. The name ‘Badminton’ comes from a stately home in Gloucestershire, England – home of the Duke of Beaufort.
What are the 10 rules of badminton?
- A game starts with a coin toss. Whoever wins the toss gets to decide whether they would serve or receive first OR what side of the court they want to be on. The side losing the toss shall then exercise the remaining choice.
- At no time during the game should the player touch the net, with his racquet or his body.
- The shuttlecock should not be carried on or come to rest on the racquet.
- A player should not reach over the net to hit the shuttlecock.
- A serve must carry cross court (diagonally) to be valid.
- During the serve, a player should not touch any of the lines of the court, until the server strikes the shuttlecock. During the serve the shuttlecock should always be hit from below the waist.
- A point is added to a player’s score as and when he wins a rally.
- A player wins a rally when he strikes the shuttlecock and it touches the floor of the opponent’s side of the court or when the opponent commits a fault. The most common type of fault is when a player fails to hit the shuttlecock over the net or it lands outside the boundary of the court.
- Each side can strike the shuttlecock only once before it passes over the net. Once hit, a player can’t strike the shuttlecock in a new movement or shot.
- The shuttlecock hitting the ceiling, is counted as a fault.
Which country started badminton?
The game is named after Badminton, the country estate of the Duke of Beaufort in Gloucestershire, England, where it was first played in 1873. The game’s roots can be traced to ancient Greece, China, and India, and it is closely related to the old children’s games Battledore and Shuttlecock.