Badminton is a racquet sport played by either two opposing players (singles) or two opposing pairs (doubles), who take positions on opposite halves of a rectangular court that is divided by a net.

History of Badminton 
BADMINTON was invented long ago; a form of sport played in ancient Greece and Egypt. Badminton came from a child's game called battledore and shuttlecock, in which two players hit a feathered shuttlecock back and forth with tiny rackets. The game was called "POONA" in India during the 18th Century, and British Army Officers stationed there took the Indian version back to England in the 1860's. The army men introduced the game to friends, but the new sport was definitely launched there at a party given in 1873 by the Duke of Beaufort at his country place, "Badminton" in Gloucestershire. During that time, the game had no name, but it was referred to as "The Game of Badminton," and, thereupon, Badminton became its official name. Until 1887 the sport was played in England under the rules that prevailed in India. They were, from the English viewpoint, somewhat contradictory and confusing. Since a small army of badminton players had been recruited, a group formed itself into the Bath Badminton Club, standardized the rules, made the game applicable to English ideas and the basic regulations, drawn up in 1887, still guide the sport. In 1895, the Badminton Association (of England) was formed to take over the authority of the Bath Badminton Club, and the new group made rules, which now govern the game throughout the world.

Badminton Rules  Toss
o The winner of the toss can elect to serve or receive in the first game, or to choose to play at a particular end of the court. The loser of the toss makes the remaining choice. 

Basic Aim
o You win a rally if you hit the shuttle over the net and onto the floor of the opposing side's court.

The final score will reflect the sum of the points won before setting plus the points gained in setting. the side which first reached 14 can choose either to play to 15. Each game starts at 0-0 (called "love-all"). If the receiving side wins the rally. the shuttle touches you or your clothing. A five minute interval is allowed prior to any third game. if the score reaches 14-14.  Breaks o Players change ends at the end of a game and when the leading score reaches 8 in a game of 15 points (or 6 in a game of 11 points) in the third game. for example. or to set the game to 17 points. The server and receiver stand in the diagonally opposite service courts (always right hand at the start of the game) but after the serve players may move anywhere on their side of the net. this is the opponent: in double it's either the partner or. The server must obey laws designed to force underhand delivery of the serve.  Scoring o Matches comprise of the best of three games. If the serving side wins a rally. if both players have just had a turn of serving. and serves again but from the alternate service court. or if you hit it before it crosses the net. the score remains unchanged and the service passes to the next player in turn. o In men's singles and doubles events. In singles.11 points wins a game and there is the option to set to 13 points at 10-10. However. 15 points wins a game. one of the opponents. A shuttle on the line is "in".o You lose the rally if you hit the shuttle into the net. . and the receiver must stand still until the service is struck. or over the net but outside of the opposing side's court. it scores a point.  Serving o The service courts are slightly different for singles and doubles. You also lose the rally if. o Scoring in women's singles is slightly different .

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