Badminton-study-guide.doc - Badminton History BADMINTON was invented long ago a form of sport played in ancient Greece and Egypt The game was

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Badminton
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History BADMINTON was invented long ago; a form of sport played in ancient Greece and Egypt. The game was called "POONA" in India during the 18th Century, and British Army Officers stationed there took the Indian version back to England in the 1860's. In 1934, the International Badminton Federation (IBF) was organized Badminton was first contested as an official Olympic sport at the 1992 Olympic games in Barcelona, Spain.
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Rules of the game n It is played by two or four players, either indoors or outdoors, on a marked-out area 44 ft (13.41 m) long by 17 ft (5.18 m) wide for the two-player game and 20 ft (6.10 m) wide for the four-player game. n A net is fixed across the middle of the court, with the top edge of the net set to a height of 5 ft (1.52 m) from the ground at the center and 5 ft 1 in (1.55 m) at the posts. n Only the serving side can win a point. n If the serving side fails to return the shuttlecock, it losses the serve; if the receiving side fails to return the shuttlecock, it losses the point and must receive again. n A game is played to 15 points n If the score is tied near the end of a game, the game may be decided through a tie breaking procedure called setting, which involves setting the game to a predetermined number to play to.
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Badminton Rules A badminton match comprises the best of three games. A coin is tossed before the first game, and the winner of the toss may serve first or pick an end of the court. Only the serving side can score. In Classic scoring format, the winning team needs 15 points in doubles and men's singles, or 11 in women's singles. In the new Rally Point scoring format that just recently adopted and used for major
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tournaments, the winning team needs 21 points to win the match.
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Preview of Badminton n Badminton is a game that somewhat resembles tennis and volleyball and involves the use of a net, lightweight rackets, and a shuttlecock, a cork ball fitted with stabilizing feathers. n The players hit the shuttlecock back and forth over the net with the rackets.
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Court & Equipment n Court Dimension: 44ft x 22ft (double) / 44ft x 17ft (single) n Net Height: 5ft 1in on the sides / 5ft on the center of court
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Rally n A rally is won when a shuttle is hit over the net and onto the floor of the opponent's court. n A rally is lost if the shuttle is hit into the net, or over the net but outside of the opponent's court. A rally is also lost if the shuttle touches the player's clothing or
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body, or if it is hit before it crosses over the net.
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Serving n The service courts are slightly different for singles and doubles. n A shuttle on the line is "in". n The server and receiver stand in the diagonally opposite service courts (always right hand at the start of the game) but therefore players may move anywhere on their side of the net.
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