The history of badminton brings us all the way back to the mid-18th century. The game of badminton started to become popular in India at a small town called Poona. When India was still a British Colony badminton was played mostly by the British military officers.
Secondly, why is badminton not popular in USA?
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.
Accordingly, where did the game of badminton started to become popular?
By around 1870s, Retired British army officers brought the game back to England from India and it became a very popular sport. In 1873 the Duke of Beaufort introduced the sport at his country estate, “Badminton House” in Gloucestershire, since then this sport was called Badminton.