Assignment in PE 3Submitted by: Jobelle B. Tibayan2 BsiS-1 Tuesday 4-6pmSubmitted to:
Brief History of Badminton:Badminton has its origins in ancient civilisations in Europe and Asia. The ancient gameknown as battledore (bat or paddle) and shuttlecock probably originated more than 2000 yearsago.In the 1600s battledore and shuttlecock was an upper class pastime in England and manyEuropean countries. Battledore and shuttlecock was simply two people hitting a shuttlecockbackwards and forwards with a simple bat as many times as they could without allowing it to hitthe ground.Modern badminton can be traced to mid-19th century British India. It was created by Britishmilitary officers stationed there. A net was added to the traditional English game of battledoreand shuttlecock. As it was popular in the British garrison town of Poona, the game came to beknown as "Poona" or "Poonai"Initially, woollen balls were preferred by the upper classes inwindy or wet conditions, but ultimately shuttlecocks took over the role of a "ball." This gamewas taken by retired officers who got back to England. It was introduced as a game for the guestsof the Duke of Beaufort at his stately home 'Badminton' in Gloucestershire, England where itbecame popular. Hence, the origin of the name "Badminton."In March 1898, the first Open Tournament was held at Guildford and the first 'All England'Championships were held the following year.The International Badminton Federation was formed in 1934 with nine founder members,England, Wales, Ireland, Scotland, Denmark, Holland, Canada, New Zealand and France. Indiajoined as an affiliate in 1936.The first major IBF tournament was the Thomas Cup (world men's team championships) in1948. Since then, the number of world events has increased with the addition of the Uber Cup(women's team), World Championships (individual events), Sudirman Cup (mixed team), WorldJunior Championships and the World Grand Prix Finals.Badminton is a relatively new Olympic sport. It was a demonstration sport at the 1972 MunichOlympics. Badminton eventually became an Olympic sport in Barcelona in 1992. Only thesingles and doubles were introduced for the first time in the Olympic Games. Mixed doubles wasincluded in the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games and badminton is the only sport that has mixeddoubles event in the Olympics.Only five countries have won gold medals at the Olympics since badminton was introduced in1992 - China, Indonesia and Korea, England and Denmark.Susi Susanti from Indonesia won the women's singles in Barcelona, becoming Indonesia's firstmedallist after forty years participating in the Olympics. Ironically, Susi's future husband, AlanBudi Kusama won Indonesia's second gold medal in the men's singles.
Facilities And EquipmentRacketThe badminton racket is one of the most important tools a player has in the game.