What kind of sport is Badminton

Badminton is a sport which was first played in 17th century. It is a fun game which is played by two players against each other or two players teaming up VS the other two. This game is recognized for improving a person’s health when it is played at least half an hour a day. For those who don’t know about it many health instructors recommend this game to raise your heart rate. It is played on a rectangular court which is divided by a net which separates’ two halves for each player. The only way to win this game is score more points that your opponent. In a competitive game it is played indoors because the shuttlecock is very light and the wind affects it. But in general play it is also played outdoors. This game requires badminton rackets and shuttlecock which is covered with feathers. This game has been in the Olympics with five events for men’s and women’s single and double. In the Olympics level it was played first in the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona.


In a competitive level this game requires a very healthy player. Hence the players need excellent fitness, stamina, speed, agility and accuracy. The rules of this game are very simple but it varies from singles and doubles. As simple it can be said to score a point a player needs to strike a shuttlecock to the opponent’s half passing over the net and it should land in the ground or in the opponent’s half. If the opponent manages to strike it back a player need to do the same until it crosses the line or land in the ground. This is how a player wins a point. In the Badminton World federation the rules for Badminton, these are the basic rules: The game is played for 21 points for 3 games. A point is scored each time there is a serve.


There is a 60 seconds interval when the leading score reaches 11 points. When the game reaches the score of 20 the entire player which gains a 2 point lead first wins the game. But when it reaches 29 all, the side scoring the 30th point wins the game. Now that’s all about competitive game. Yes, it does have a tournament like other sports too.


Now all being said let me wrap up some facts about badminton in simple words. Your aim is to strike the shuttle so that it passes over the net and land in the ground on your opponent’s half. Doing so you’ll win a point. Continue doing the same and you win the match. And as for your opponent his aim is also the same. The only thing to remember is that you can hit the shuttle once only before it goes over the net.


This rule goes to the doubles too. For example in volleyball many players can touch the ball before striking it over the net. But here in badminton you can touch the shuttlecock once before it goes over the net. It is recommended mostly to play indoors because a shuttlecock weighs between 4.74 and 5.50 grams. Some interesting fact about this sport is that it is the second most popular games among many other sports in the world.


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