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January 4, 2011 Badminton Badminton is one of the most popular sports in the world and has been around for a very long time. Its popularity is spreading rapidly across the US. In this paper I will discuss the history and origin of badminton, the rules, and facts that I found interesting in badminton. Badminton originated in India and then went on to China, Japan and Thailand. An early version of this game in china used a shuttlecock but not a racket. Instead the shuttle was manipulated with feet. In England it was called shuttlecock and was hit with a wooden paddle by children. BritishView Document
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Badminton began as a game of battledore and shuttlecock in ancient Greece over 200 years ago. In modern times, badminton was also popular in India with a game known as poona. Poona was played by the British Army in India who brought the game back to England. The object of poona was to see how long a group could volley the shuttlecock, a cork stuffed with feathers, by hitting it with the battledore or a paddle. The game, now called badminton, was named in 1870 by the Duke of Beaufort after Badminton House in Gloucestershire. Even before battledore and shuttlecock, there were similar gamesView Document
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October 3, 2011 Coach Powe Mid-Term (Pickle ball) Pickleball has the combined features of badminton, tennis and table tennis but also has its own unique features. This sport receives point scoring from badminton, the court structure from badminton and tennis, the net from badminton and tennis and the paddle from table tennis. The ball is plastic and contains several small holes. A game is played to 11 points. Only the server can score points 1 point per serve. Each time you win a point you serve again. You continue serving until you lose the rally. Pickleball is a sport that wView Document
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