Badminton as it is presently played is believed to have started from a game called Poona played by English army officers stationed in India. The game was later played in England at Badminton House, the home of the Duke of Beaufort in 1873. Now it is a competitive sport world-wide for men and women. It was introduced as an exhibition game in the Olympics and became a medal sport in 1992,
Games are played as Singles or Doubles
One (1) service attempt.
One (1) contact. It is a fault when player or partner hit the shuttle more than once before the return.
Shuttle- feathered plastic or nylon object that is volleyed over net, commonly called the bird or birdie
Clear: High shot that goes over an opponent’s head and lands close to the baseline.
Drop: Shot that just clears the net.
Smash: Overhead stroke, snapped fast and downward (like a volleyball spike).
Forehand: Stroke made on the racquet side of the body.
Backhand: Stroke made when racquet crosses to opposite side of body, knuckles to the bird.