Who is known as the father of badminton?

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.

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Keeping this in view, what is the old name of badminton?


Likewise, people ask, why is it called 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.

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.

What are the 3 previous name of badminton?

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.

What country is badminton most popular in?


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