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is aracquet sportplayed by either two opposing players (singles) or two opposing pairs (doubles), who take positions on opposite halves of a rectangular court that isdivided by a net. Players score points by striking ashuttlecock  (also known as a
) with their racquet so that it passes over the net and lands in their opponents' half of the court. Each sidemay only strike the shuttlecock once before it passes over thenet. A rally ends once the shuttlecock has struck the floor.The shuttlecock (or shuttle) is a feathered projectile whoseunique aerodynamic properties cause it to fly differently fromthe balls used in most racquet sports; in particular, the featherscreate much higher drag,causing the shuttlecock to decelerate more rapidly than a ball. Shuttlecocks have a much higher topspeed, when compared to other racquet sports. Becauseshuttlecock flight is affected by wind, competitive badminton is played indoors. Badminton is also played outdoors as a casual recreational activity, often as agarden or beach game.Since 1992, badminton has been anOlympic sportwith fiveevents: men's and women's singles, men's and women's doubles, and mixed doubles, in which each pair consists of a man and awoman. At high levels of play, the sport demands excellent fitness: players require aerobicstamina, agility, strength, speed and precision. It is also a technical sport, requiring good motor coordinationand the development of sophisticated racquet movements.
History and development
 The beginnings of Badminton can be traced to mid-18thcenturyBritish India, where it was created byBritish military officers stationed there. Early photographs showEnglishmen adding a net to the traditionalEnglishgame of  battledore and shuttlecock . Being particularly popular inthe British garrison town Poona (nowPune), the game alsocame to be known as
.Initially, balls of woolreferred as ball badminton were preferred by the upper  classes in windy or wet conditions, but ultimately theshuttlecock stuck. This game was taken by retired officers back to England where it developed and rules were set out.
Danish badminton playerPeter GadeFigure 1Game of Battledore andShuttlecock in 1804
As early as 1860,Isaac Spratt, a London toy dealer, publisheda booklet,
 Badminton Battledore - a new game
, butunfortunately no copy has survived.The new sport was definitively launched in 1873 at theBadminton House,Gloucestershire,owned by theDuke of  Beaufort. During that time, the game was referred to as "TheGame of Badminton," and the game's official name becameBadminton.Until 1887, the sport was played in England under the rulesthat prevailed in British India. The Bath Badminton Clubstandardized the rules and made the game applicable toEnglish ideas. The basic regulations were drawn up in 1887.In 1893, the Badminton Association of England published thefirst set of rules according to these regulations, similar totoday's rules, and officially launched badminton in a housecalled "Dunbar" at 6 Waverley Grove,Portsmouth, Englandon September 13 of that year. They also started theAllEngland Open Badminton Championships,the first badmintoncompetition in the world, in 1899.The International Badminton Federation (IBF) (now known as Badminton World Federation
)was established in 1934 withCanada,Denmark , England, France, the  Netherlands, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, and Wales as its founding members. India  joined as an affiliate in 1936. The BWF now governs international badminton and develops the sport globally.While set out in England, competitive men's badminton in Europe has traditionally beendominated by Denmark. Indonesia, South Korea, China and Malaysia are among the nations thathave consistently produced world-class players in the past few decades and dominatedcompetitions on the international level, with China being the most dominant in recent years.
The following information is a simplified summary of the Laws, not a complete reproduction.The definitive source of the Laws is the BWF Statutes publication, although the digitaldistribution of the Laws contains poor reproductions of the diagrams.
Equipment laws
The Laws specify which equipment may be used. In particular, the Laws restrict the design andsize of racquets and shuttlecocks. The Laws also provide for testing a shuttlecock for the correctspeed:3.1
Figure 2Battledore andShuttlecock. 1854, from the John Leech Archive

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