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Badminton is a racquet sport played using racquets to hit a shuttlecock across a net. Badminton is 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 Badminton Between 1856 and 1859 a game known as ‘battledore and shuttlecock’ started to evolve into the modern game of badminton at “Badminton House”, the Duke of Beaufort’s country estate in 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 16 goose 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 court is 44 feet (13.4 metres) long and 17 feet (5.2 metres) wide for singles, 20 feet (6.1 metres) wide for doubles. Net 5 feet (1.5 metres) high stretches across the width of the court at its centre. Game is played to 21 points The Ready Stance-Always having the right stance when playing makes it a lot easier to minimize the 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 bend both 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 protects from possible injury from putting too much pressure on the wrist. 3. Footwork is 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 more comfortable using this especially for stronger strokes. b. Overhead Backhand - the overhead backhand is slightly more difficult for beginners as you’ll have to face your body backward to use this effectively. c. Underarm Forehand– the underarm forehand allows you to hit low shots with a lot of strength, but it is quite challenging to aim at first. d. Underarm Backhand– the underarm backhand is actually easier to do than the overhead counterpart since you won’t need to turn backwards. Underarm Backhand Serve - is the most basic badminton serve that you can practice as a beginner because it gives you easier control in terms of how strong you’ll hit the shuttle and where you will make the shuttle go in terms of height or placement on the court.

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