Popularity. Badminton is not a popular sport in the United States for several reasons. One of the main reasons is because badminton in the United States is seen as a backyard sport. Due to this, the sport has not grown much in the United States.
Subsequently, what is America in badminton?
USA Badminton (USAB) is the national governing body for the sport of badminton in the United States. There are currently 66 badminton clubs registered as of January 2019.
Also question is, which country has the best badminton players?
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Why USA is not good at Badminton?
So why is Badminton less popular in the US? Badminton’s lack of popularity in the US accounts to; a lack of media coverage, a smaller player base, limited earning potential as an athlete, absence of well known relatable players, rare success in the sport at the top level and cultural history of sports in the US.
The game is named for Badminton, the country estate of the dukes of Beaufort in Gloucestershire, England, where it was first played about 1873. The roots of the sport can be traced to ancient Greece, China, and India, and it is closely related to the old children’s game battledore and shuttlecock.
Invented in India in a version called poona. British army officers learned the game about 1870. In 1873 the duke of Beaufort introduced the sport at his country estate, Badminton, from which the game derives its name.
|Player Name||Discipline||Best ranking|
|Saina Nehwal||Women’s Singles||1|
|P. V. Sindhu||Women’s Singles||2|
|Prakash Padukone||Men’s Singles||1|
|Srikanth Kidambi||Men’s Singles||1|
Badminton can be played as singles or doubles. In a single rally, there will be two players, playing with each other. While in a double rally, you can pair up with your friend and play a game of four. But the players are a set, like the sets of cards.
- A match consists of the best of three games of 21 points.
- The player/pair winning a rally adds a point to its score.
- At 20-all, the player/pair which first gains a 2-point lead wins that game.
- At 29-all, the side scoring the 30th point wins that game.
- The player/pair winning a game serves first in the next game.