Badminton is a great sport for all of you who love sports. Badminton is perfect exercise and a lot of fun as well. For badminton we can only say, it’s a shuttle, It’s a birdie, it’s badminton!
Badminton is a racket sport which can be played by either two opposing players ‘singles’ or two opposing pairs ‘doubles’, which take positions on opposite halves of a rectangular court that is divided by a net. In badminton players score points by striking a shuttlecock with their racket.
By hitting the shuttlecock, it passes over the net and lands in the half of their opponent court. Each side is only allowed to strike the shuttlecock once before it passes over the net. This rally ends once the shuttlecock has struck the floor. It can also be ended if a fault has been called by either the umpire or service judge or in their absence, the offending player at any time during the rally.
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Became an Olympic Event
Since 1992 the Badminton has become an Olympic event. It has been an Olympic sport with five events: men’s and women’s doubles, mixed doubles and men’s and women’s singles.
There are some rules which are prominent in Badminton. The Badminton court is rectangular and is divided into halves by a net. Although badminton rules permit a court to be marked for singles only. But courts are marked for both singles and doubles play. The doubles court is little wider than the singles court, but both have the same length. The total width of the court is 6.1 meters (20 ft). In singles, this width is reduced to 5.18 meters (17 ft).
The total length of the court is 13.4 meters (44 ft). The net which used is 1.55 meters (5 ft 1 inch) high at the edges and 1.524 meters (5 ft) high in the center. The service courts are mentioned by a center line dividing the width of the court. By a short service line, it is at a distance of 1.98 meters (6 ft 6 inches) on the net, and by the outer side and back boundaries.
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Types of Badminton
Badminton is similar to tennis. Two or four persons play it. There are certain kinds of badminton which are as follow.
Doubles: A badminton court for doubles is measured 20 ft (6.10 m) by 44 ft (13.40 m)
Singles: A badminton court for singles plays measures 17 ft (5.18 m) by 44 ft (13.40 m)
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In the Doubles Badminton, both pairs will try to gain and maintain the attack. They will also smash downwards whenever possible. A couple will adopt an ideal attacking formation. In the pair, one player will be hitting down from the rear court and his partner in the mid-court intercepting all smash returns except the lift. In the doubles, players break to the middle ground between two players so they will have the advantage to create confusion and clashes.
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In singles, the court is narrower than the doubles court, but the length is same. As one person needs to cover the entire tribunal, therefore, it is the more strength-testing sport. In the singles, tactics are based on forcing the opponent to move much as the player can make it possible. Smashing is tended to be less highlighted in singles than in doubles because the smasher has no partner to follow up his effort and is, therefore, unsafe to a skillfully placed return.
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