The History Of Badminton
Badminton is an indoor racket sport commonly played by two or more people with each person aiming to hit the shuttlecock over a net. Though it can be played even with bigger teams, the most popular forms of this sport are” doubles” and” singles.” A “double” is when you play with two players who alternate placing their racquets on the shuttlecocks, while a “single” is when there is only one player on each team. Badminton has gained popularity not only in the countries that feature badminton courts, but in countries as far apart as Canada and Australia as well. Some countries have been known to hold badminton tournaments annually.
Badminton was first known to the public as “pocket and net” badminton, a version of which is played in most badminton courts today. However, it was not long before people realized that badminton can also be played “mixed doubles” when a participant on either team takes turns using both the pocket shuttlecocks and a netter, thus creating a doubles game. Mixed doubles usually use three or four pocket shuttlecocks, while the net is usually used by one player, who uses a netter. The winner of a mixed doubles game wins the point and the losing player loses his. Usually, mixed doubles is played with smaller nets than would be used in a regular badminton game.
Badminton has now developed into a popular sport in all parts of the world. It is regularly played in competitive badminton tournaments, such as the World Championships, which is held every four years and are known to attract crowds of all ages and from all over the world. International Olympics Games and other such competitions are also held regularly, which are known to attract even more sports enthusiasts. In addition, it has also become a lucrative sport for those who play it as a profession as many now earn good incomes playing badminton.