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Lesson 1: Historical Background of Badminton and Nature of the Game
Learning Outcomes: At the end of the lesson, the students must have:
a. explicated the historical development of Badminton and
b. identified the significant events that occurred in the history of badminton
1. Do you know what is considered to be the fastest game in sport?
2. What is the most exciting to watch in Badminton game?
Conceptualization (Lesson Proper)
The game of badminton originated in Siam,
China over 2,000 years ago. It was brought to England in
1870 and was played somewhat like tennis. After being
played in Canada, badminton arrived in America and has
been popular since 1929. Since 1992, badminton has been
an Olympic sport, with bird speeds reaching 100 m.p.h. The
roots of the sport can be traced to ancient Greece, China,
and India, and it is closely related to the old children’s
game battledore and shuttlecock. Badminton is derived
directly from poona, which was played by British army
officers stationed in India in the 1860s.
Badminton was a sport played in ancient Greece and
Egypt, and it was traced in the beginning of mid-18th
century of British India. Shuttlecock stuck before was
referred as balls of wool. Badminton World Federation
was established in 1934, before it was known as International Badminton Federation.
Surprisingly, badminton has a long history with its recent introduction onto the
Olympic Scene. Its origin date back at least 2,000 years to the game of battledore and
shuttlecock played in ancient China, India and Greece. Badminton House in
Gloucestershire is a place where badminton took his name. It was the home of the Duke
Beaufort where in badminton was played as a sport. And up to now, Gloucestershire is
now the base for IBF (International Badminton Federation).
Nature of the Game
Badminton is played as a singles or doubles game with one or two players
on a side. The object of the game is to hit the shuttlecock or “bird” back and forth with a
racket across a net five feet high at its center. The bird should be hit with such speed
and accuracy that the opponent is unable to return the shot successfully. Badminton is
often played as a casual outdoor activity in a yard or on a beach; formal games are
played on a rectangular indoor court. The game can either be fast or slow paced,
depending on the skill level of the players. Before it passes over the net, each side may
only strike the shuttlecock once. If a fault has been called by the umpire and service
judge or the shuttlecock has struck the floor, play ends automatically. Points are scored
by striking the shuttlecock with the racquet and landing it within the opposing side's half
of the court.
Write your answers in the space provided.
1. Cite 3 historical event that happened during the development of the game
a. The FIRST open badminton tournament was held at Guildford, England in
1898. .
b. The FIRST official Badminton World Championships was held in 1977.
c. Badminton is derived directly from poona, which was played by British
army officers stationed in India in the 1860s.