British Soldiers playing the sport in Pune, as the proof of its birthplace. BWF and IOChave mentioned that badminton once called as Poona Game. WHO INTRODUCED BADMINTON IN THE PHILIPPINES?It was in the 1920s when British and American expatriates introduced badminton in thePhilippines.The 1949 national rankings produced Mr. Adriano Torres-the first nationalMen's singles champion. It was in 1950 when the Philippines became the 21st country tojoin the International Badminton Federation (IBF). In 1952, the Philippine BadmintonAssociation (PBA) became the first national badminton group.WHICH COUNTRY STATED BADMINTON?In the 1600s battledore and shuttlecock was an upper class pastime in England and manyEuropean countries. Badminton has its original in ancient civilisation in Europe andAsia. An ancient game know as battledore (bat and paddle) and shuttleock probablyoriginated more than 2000 years ago.Brief HistoryBadminton has its origins in ancient civilisations in Europe and Asia. The gameknown as battledore (bat or paddle) and shuttlecock probably originated more than2000 years ago. In the 1600s battledore and shuttlecock was an upper classpastime in England and many European countries.A badminton-like game wasknown in ancient Greece and Egypt-a game called battledore and shuttlecock-inwhich two players hit a feathered shuttlecock back and forth with tiny rackets. Thegame was played in India during the 18th Century, at which time it was called"Poona". In the 1860s it was adopted by British Army officers stationed in India.