Almost people around the world know about the badminton sport. It becomes famous especially in Asia. No wonder if there are many badminton athletes from Asia. They are the professional athletes that have the high skill in playing badminton. Although this sport is popular in Asia, it doesn’t mean that it is not played by people around the world. The badminton matches are often held in some countries.
If you see, the badminton association is in some areas. Almost every part of the world there is this association, such as UK badminton association, Asian Association and the others. It helps the team in playing badminton organized well.
Where does the badminton come from?
There are some people believe that Badminton comes from English. Actually, this is not true. Do you know that there is a game named Ti Jian Zi in China? This game is played by using the ball made of feather. If it is seen, it is like the shuttlecock. However, this game doesn’t use the racket. Then, in some countries like China, Japan, and Greece, there is a game that is named Battledore. Usually, it was played when the time Christ was born.
The history of the badminton
This is interesting to talk about the history of the badminton game. In the past, actually by the 16th century, the badminton sport is a kind of the game for kids. However, in the 17th century, it upper class becomes a game that is for adults, even it is played for the official one. In Europe, this game becomes popular with many people that love it. There, this game is called as the jeu de Volant.
Go to India, there is a game that is called as the Poona. This game is like the modern game. There are some British officers that work in India are interested in this game. They learn about the game rules, and then they bring it into English. In English, this game is introduced by the nobles. From this, many people know that estate is a badminton house. The nobles play a game with shuttlecock with the string a length of rope. It is made by two people. One person will hit the shuttlecock. At this moment, the first badminton club is held. Then, the badminton rule is made by written in a book. That rule is still followed by many people until know. Those are the history of the badminton.
Badminton game becomes popular
In 1899, the badminton game started being popular. There was the first national tournament held at that time. The good news is the international badminton association was held in 1934. At the early, the members of this association consist of England, Scotland, Denmark, Holland, Canada, France, Wales, Ireland, and New Zealand. Then, India joined this association in 1936. At that time, there were many championships and international badminton tournaments happen. In 1970-an, Asia started to have participated in this association. The badminton game is dominated by some China Women, the Asian teams and the others until this day.