The ‘father’ of badminton is generally accepted to be the Duke of Beaufort who lived in Gloucestershire, in England. The Duke’s residence, called Badminton House on the Badminton Estate, thus became the name of the game as it is commonly used nowadays.
Keeping this in view, what is the old name of badminton?
Besides, what is the other name of badminton racquet?
badminton racquet; battledore; racket; racquet.
Where is the first international game of badminton?
Ireland vs England was played on January 31st 1903, at the Earlsfort Skating Rink, Dublin.
Badminton is in fact a mixture of Poona and another old sport called battledore and shuttlecock. Hence, arguments can be made that Poona, battledore and shuttlecock, or badminton itself is the original name of badminton.