- Modern Badminton was probably developed in the 17th century and obtained its name from the place ‘Badminton’ in Gloucestershire (England)
- The International Badminton Federation (IBF) was established in 1934.
- The trophy for the international matches was named Thomas Cup after the name of the first president of the IBF Sir George Thomas. Thomas Cup competition (for men) in 1948-49. Uber cup Championship (for women) started in 1956.
- World Badminton Championship started in 1977.
|Some Important Measurement in Badminton|
|Length of court||44 fee|
|Width of the court||20 feet (for doubles) and 17 feet (for singles)|
|Height of the net||5 feet|
|Weight of Shuttle cock||4.74 to 5.50 gram|
|Overall length of the Racket||680 mm (2.5 ft) maximum|
|Overall width of the Racket||230 mm (9 inches) maximum|
|Overall length of the Racket head||290 mm (11.5 inches) maximum|
|Weight of the racket||85 to 140 grams|
Some important terminology in Badminton :- Badminton court, End, Trans Lines, Back gallery, Service Court, Let, Forward stroke, Backward Stroke, Toss or Lob, Clear, Smash, Net Strokes, Rally, Setting, First hand or Second hand, Side out, Base of operation, Rotation, Long service, Net Fault, Double fault, Foot fault, Service break, Match Point, Set point, High service, Cross shot, Service change, Drive, Drop shot, Duce, Advance etc.