The original name of badminton is Poona, which comes from a city of the same name in India where badminton was popular among British military officers. The name and rules for Poona were first known to be made in 1873.
Correspondingly, what is the history and development of badminton?
The beginnings of badminton can be traced to the mid-1800s, where it was created by British military officers stationed in British India. Originally called ‘battledore’ rather than badminton, its use of a shuttlecock, rather than a ball, has remained constant over the years.
Similarly, who starts the game in badminton?
The game starts with a toss. The referee tosses the coin and one player calls ‘Head’ or ‘Tail’. Player or team that wins the toss has an option to choose a side of the court, or an option to serve or receive first.
Who is the father of badminton?
He was ranked World No. 1 in 1980; the same year he became the first Indian to win the All England Open Badminton Championships.
|Born||10 June 1955 Bangalore, Karnataka, India|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
17 Fundamental skills of badminton
|S.N||Basic Badminton Skills||Types|
|1||Grip||Back Hand Forehand|
|2||Stance||Attacking Stance Defensive Stance Net Stance|
|3||Footwork||Move only 2-3 steps backward. Shuffle only 1 step sidewards. Move only 2-3 steps front|
|4||Serve||High Serve Low Serve|
At this point, Badminton was just a game played for fun, and it was known as “battledore and shuttlecock” in British India instead of Badminton. The bat was initially referred to as “Battledore”.