Name: Matthew OrmilonDate: 2/21/20Section: STM12Teacher: Mr. Giovanni Tim M. RosarioBADMINTON1. History of Badminton:Badminton has its origins in ancient civilizations in Europe and Asia. The ancientgame known as battledore (bat or paddle) and shuttlecock probably originated more than 2000 years ago.In the 1600s battledore and shuttlecock was an upper-class pastime in England and many European countries. Battledore and shuttlecock was simply two people hittinga shuttlecock backwards and forwards with a simple bat as many times as they could without allowing it to hit the ground.Modern badminton can be traced to mid-19th century British India. It was createdby British military officers stationed there. A net was added to the traditional English game of battledore and shuttlecock. As it was popular in the British garrison town of Poona, the game came to be known as "Poona" or "Poonai"Initially, woolen balls were preferred by the upper classes in windy or wet conditions, but ultimately shuttlecocks took over the role of a "ball." This game was taken by retired officers who got back to England. It was introduced as a game for the guests of the Duke of Beaufort at his stately home 'Badminton' in Gloucestershire, England where it became popular. Hence, the origin of the name "Badminton."2. Nature and BackgroundBadminton is played as a singles or doubles game with one or two players on a side. The object of the game is to hit the shuttlecock or “bird” back and forth with a racket across a net five feet high at its center. The bird should be hit with such speed and accuracy that the opponent is unable to return the shot successfully. The game can either be fast or slow paced, depending on the skill level of the players.Quick facts on the development of the sport and history of badminton:Official rules were developed after the game was introduced to the people in EnglandThe FIRST open badminton tournament was held at Guildford, England in 1898The FIRST All England BadmintonChampionshipswas held the following year.