Badmintonis a racquet sport played using racquets to hit a shuttlecock across a net.Badmintonis a game played either in singles or having one (1) player or in doubles having two(2) players in a team using lightweight rackets and a shuttlecock.History of BadmintonBetween 1856 and 1859a game known as‘battledore and shuttlecock’ started to evolve intothe modern game of badminton at“Badminton House”, the Duke of Beaufort’s country estatein England.In 1934 The International Badminton Federation (IBF) was established In 2006 the IBF changed its name to the Badminton World Federation (BWF)The shuttlecock (also known as a “bird” or “birdie”) was a small cork hemisphere with 16goose feathers attached and weighing about 0.17 ounce (5 grams).First played about 1873.Badminton World Federation(BWF; originally the International Badminton Federation), the world governing body of the sport, was formed in 1934.Rectangular courtis 44 feet (13.4 metres) long and 17 feet (5.2 metres) wide for singles, 20 feet(6.1 metres) wide for doubles.Net5 feet (1.5 metres) high stretches across the width of the court at its centre.Game is played to 21 pointsThe Ready Stance-Always having the right stance when playing makes it a lot easier to minimizethe movements you need to make to hit a shot. The ready stance is done by putting your non-racquet leg a step forward and about shoulder width away from your racquet leg. Slightly bendboth knees with your weight balanced between both legs.Badminton Forehand
Having the right grip is crucial in helping new players control their shots better and protectsfrom possible injury from putting too much pressure on the wrist.3. Footworkis basic badminton skill that a lot of new players often overlook.a. Overhead Forehand – this is the most common stroke and most beginners are very morecomfortable using this especially for strongerstrokes. b. Overhead Backhand- the overhead backhand is slightly more difficult for beginners as you’llhave to face your body backward to use this effectively.c. Underarm Forehand– the underarm forehand allows you to hit low shots with a lot ofstrength, but it is quite challenging to aim at first. d. Underarm Backhand– the underarm backhand is actually easier to do than the overheadcounterpart since you won’t need to turn backwards.Underarm Backhand Serve -is the most basic badminton serve that you can practice as abeginner because it gives you easier control in terms of how strong you’ll hit the shuttle andwhere you will make the shuttle go in terms of height or placement on the court.