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 to know is, what are the different types of shuttlecock?
There are 3 types of Badminton Shuttlecocks:
- Feather Shuttlecocks.
- Plastic/Synthetic Shuttlecocks.
- Hybrid Shuttlecocks.
Beside above, what is a smash in a game of badminton?
Basically a smash is an offensive shot shot fired from a high point and travels down steeply towards your opponent. Types of Smash. There are few types of smashes that are commonly used in badminton games today.
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.
The game is named for Badminton, the country estate of the dukes of Beaufort in Gloucestershire, England, where it was first played about 1873. … Badminton is derived directly from poona, which was played by British army officers stationed in India in the 1860s.