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What are FAQs?

FAQs are frequently referred to as the five (5) 'Ws'. They comprise who, what, when, where, and why? Often, 'H' (how?) takes an inclusion as the sixth and occasionally you will see a seventh (how much?).

Each query phrase gets regarded as a pertinent question whose answer cannot be a simple 'yes' or 'no'. Learning answers to FAQ questions is a fundamental approach in problem-solving and information-gathering.

Who Invented Badminton?

We believe the history and origins of badminton originated in ancient civilizations during the late 1600s in England. The game started around the same time in many European countries and in Asia.

The original sport of badminton was an upper class ancient pastime. Back then people called it Battledore and Shuttlecock.

Nowadays, the modern game as we know it got invented in India in the 1800s. Their version, called 'poona', was popular among British army officers from 1870 onward. They learned to play the badminton game to improve their general fitness.

What Year was Badminton Invented?

In fact, it was the duke of Beaufort who introduced the sport to England. He did so at his country estate in Badminton, England in 1873. That is why the badminton game got called badminton.

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Is Badminton a Sport or Game?

Badminton is a racket sport (aka racquet sport). A game of badminton gets played by two opposing players (called a singles game) or with two opposing pairs (called doubles games).

Opponents take positions on opposite sides of a rectangular court. A fixed and secure vertical net hangs in the center of the pitch. It divides the badminton playing surface into two equal halves.

Players use rackets to hit a feather shuttlecock over the net. Badminton does get played as a team sport in some leagues. But the most common format is the 'singles' game.

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How Big is a Badminton Court?

The minimum recommended area of ground space to play competitive badminton safely is a court measuring 1620 square feet. The total length of the rectangular court should be 13.4 meters long (44 feet) by 6.3 meters wide (20 feet).

Singles Court Size

The size and dimensions of a badminton 'singles' court is 17' x 44'. There should be at least five feet of unobstructed area on all sides of the playing surface.

Doubles Court Size

The size and dimensions of a badminton 'doubles' court is 20' x 44'. There should be at least five feet of unobstructed area on all sides of the playing surface.

How High is a Badminton Net?

The height of a badminton net is 1.55 meters high (5 feet 1 inch) at the outside edges. It should be 1.524 meters high (5 feet) in the center section.

Two upright posts get used to support the net. The posts get placed over the doubles sidelines. The posts and net rule is the same even when playing singles games.

It is worth noting that the Laws of Badminton do not mention any minimum height for the ceiling situated above the court.

What are Badminton Court Service Lines?

The service courts get marked by three linear markings:

  1. The center line dividing the width of the court.
  2. A short service line at a distance of 1.98 meters (6 feet 6 inches) from the net.
  3. The outer side and back boundaries.

What is the Name of the Ball in Badminton?

Most racquet sports involve a ball, such as in tennis games or squash rules. Badminton does not use a ball. Instead, players strike a feathered projectile known as a shuttlecock.

Since the shuttlecock is extremely light weight, competitive badminton gets played indoors. This avoids the flight of the shuttle being adversely affected by the wind.

What is the Weight of a Badminton Shuttlecock?

A badminton shuttlecock weighs around 5.00 grams (0.168 to 0.194 ounces). Sometimes called a 'birdie', the shuttle consists of 16 feathers. Each feather is around 70 millimeters (2.8 inches) in length.

The diameter of the cork is 25 to 28 millimeters (0.98 to 1.10 inches). But, the diameter of the circle that the feathers make is around 54 millimeters (2.1 inches).

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What is the Scoring System in Badminton?

Currently, the scoring system in badminton gets known as the 3 × 21 rally point scoring system. As a rule, the best of three games determines the match winner.

Each game gets played to 21 points. There should be at least two clear points difference after reaching the score of 21. If not, scores can go above 21 to a maximum of 30 points to decide the winner of that game.

What is a 'let' in Badminton?

Lets in badminton are less common than faults but the rally stops and gets replayed when a 'let' occurs. Playing a 'let' does not alter the score or serving positions.

Is there Badminton in the Olympics?

The game of badminton has been an Olympic sport since 1992. Olympic badminton has five competitive events:

What are Badminton Rules for Children?

Few competitive sports are 'kids-friendly' for families as much as badminton. That means children will soon get an understanding of the game. Badminton rules for kids differ only slightly from the same regulations that adults follow.

How Many Officials are there in Badminton?

The team of officials in badminton would typically include Umpires, Line judges, and Match Referees. The most senior official in a tournament is always the referee.

As a rule, a badminton singles rules tournament would get officiated by a total of 6 officials. That would be one umpire, 4 linesmen, and one service judge. A game of doubles rules would often include another 2 linesmen. They would get positioned at the doubles service line - one on each side of the court.

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