Badminton : eqipments and how to play

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Introduction

Badminton is a physical game played by racquet and shuttlecock across a net.It can also be played as a casual outdoor activity with friends or family in a yard or a beach.While,formal games are played on a rectangular indoor court.Badminton can be played as “singles”(with one player each side) or “doubles”(with two players each side).Points are scored by striking the shuttlecock with the racket and landing it within the opposing side’s half of the court

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Background or History

Badminton was developed in mid-19th century by British Indians. It was earlier known as Battledore (racquet) and shuttlecock. The name “Badminton” was derived from Duke of Beaufort’s Badminton House in Gloucestershire. Later on, The BAE (Badminton Association of England) started the first badminton competition known as the All England Open Badminton Championship. And than England, Scotland, Canada and some other countries became the founding members of International Badminton Federation in 1934. Now it is known as Badminton World Federation.

How to Play Badminton

In badminton, points are scored by striking the shuttlecock by the racquet and landing it within the opposing side.Each side may only strike the shuttlecock once before it passes over the net. Play end when shuttlecock has struck the ground.

Court:

Badminton court is rectangular and is divided half by net.Badminton court is both for singles and doubles.Width of court is 6.1 metres (20ft). In singles  it is slightly  different as 5.18 metres (17ft).The length of court is 13.4 metres (44ft).

Net:

Net is 1.55 metres (5ft,1 inch) high at the edges and 1.524 metres (5ft) high in centre.

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