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Badminton game


Badminton is a racquet sport. It is played using racquets to hit a shuttlecock across a net. It either be played by two persons or by a team.

Badminton game

Badminton

Each side may only strike the shuttlecock once before it passes over the net. It is also a technical sport, requiring good motor coordination and the development of sophisticated racquet movements.

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History

The shuttlecock games have been played for centuries across Eurasia.The modern game of badminton developed in the mid-19th century among the British as a variant of the earlier game of battledore and shuttlecock. The game may have originally developed among expatriate officers in British India, where it was very popular by the 1870s. The sport was played under the Pune rules until 1887.

In 1890, Hart and Bagnel Wild again revised the rules. The Badminton Association of England (BAE) published these rules in 1893 and officially launched the sport at a house called "Dunbar" in Portsmouth on 13 September. The BWF now governs international badminton. The game has also become a popular backyard sport in the United States.

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Equipment

Racquets are lightweight.They are composed of many different materials ranging from carbon fiber composite to solid steel, which may be augmented by a variety of materials. Nowadays, nanomaterials such as carbon nanotubes and fullerene are added to racquets giving them greater durability.
Strings for racquets are thin.Thicker strings are more durable, but many players prefer the feel of thinner strings. Some string manufacturers measure the thickness of their strings under tension so they are actually thicker than specified when slack. The most effective way for a player to find a good string tension is to experiment.
Grip allows a player to increase the thickness of their racquet handle and choose a comfortable surface to hold. A player may build up the handle with one or several grips before applying the final layer. There are two main types of grip: replacement grips and overgrips.

Shuttlecock is a high-drag projectile, with an open conical shape. The cork is covered with thin leather or synthetic material. Synthetic shuttles are often used by recreational players to reduce their costs as feathered shuttles break easily. These nylon shuttles may be constructed with either natural cork or synthetic foam base and a plastic skirt.

Shoes are lightweight with soles of rubber or similar high-grip, non-marking materials.Compared to running shoes, badminton shoes have little lateral support. High levels of lateral support are useful for activities where lateral motion is undesirable and unexpected.

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Rules

Following are the rules which are necessary to play badminton:
i. A game can take place with either two (singles) or four (doubles) players.
ii. An official match has to be played indoors on the proper court dimensions. To score a point the shuttlecock must hit within the parameters of the opponent's court.
iii. Players must serve diagonally across the net to their opponent. A server must be hit underarm and below the server's waist. No overarm serves are allowed.
iv. Each game will start with a toss to determine which player will serve first and which side of the court the opponent would like to start from.
v. Once the shuttlecock is ‘live’ then a player may move around the court as they wish. They are permitted to hit the shuttlecock from out of the playing area.
vi. If a player touches the net with any part of their body or racket then it is deemed a fault and their opponent receives the point.
vii. Let may be called by the referee if an unforeseen or accidental circumstance arose. The game has only two rest periods coming to the form of a 90-second rest after the first game and a 5 minute rest period after the second game.
viii. If the laws are continuously broken by a player then the referee holds the power to dock that player of points with persisting fouls receiving a forfeit of the set or even the match.

  Hafiz Muhammad Umar Idrees       Tuesday, 23 Jul 2019       183 Views

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