BADMINTON

We recognize badminton with the racquets and hitting shuttlecocks at the speed of 300 kmph. But very few are aware of the history which began in the middle of 1800’s in British India and was created by British Military Officers. This sport is related to Ball Badminton originated in Tamil Nadu (India) and Hanetsuki originated in Japan. The first rules were laid in Poonah now called ‘Pune’ (India) in 1873 and 1877 in Karachi (Pakistan)respectively. The International Badminton Federation now known as Badminton World Federation was established in 1934.