When played at barbecues or in backyards in the U.S. the rubber-and-feather cone at the center of the action is called a “birdie.” But international-level players bristle at the term, which they regard as too dilettante, and insist on the official “shuttlecock.” Bill Clement, hired by NBC to do color commentary for …
Also know, is there a ball in badminton?
A birdie is the “ball” of badminton and consists of a cork and either synthetic nylon, duck, or goose feathers. It is also known as a shuttle or shuttlecock, but is also informally known as a birdie because of the feathers used to create it and how it flies like a bird.
Beside this, why do we call it badminton?
Badminton takes its name from Badminton House—home of the Duke of Beaufort in the English county of Gloucestershire. In 1873, the Duke is credited with bringing a version of the game—Poona—back from India and introducing it to his guests.