KNSFHP 1143.01 (1 credit)
Equipment (students must purchase for class):
- None, but you may use your own badminton racket.
What you will learn:
- Various return shots
- Overall game play and strategies
What to expect:
You will work cooperatively with classmates in practice and game play situations in both singles and doubles matches.
- Improvement to overall fitness
- Game knowledge
- Skill building
- Can be played as a lifelong activity
- Badminton was originally known by the name Shuttlecock and Battledore. The game took its name from Badminton House in Gloucestershire, England home of the Duke of Beaufort.
- Badminton’s Olympic debut was in 1992 in Barcelona.
- It’s the world’s fastest racket sport. A shuttle can leave the racket and smash around the court at a speed of up to 300 km/hour.
- The International Badminton Federation (IBF) was founded in 1934.
- More than 150 members are part of the IBF.
- Badminton was known to USA in the 1890s but did not gain enough popularity.
- The USA Badminton association was established in 1996.
- The shortest Badminton match in the world lasted for 6 minutes.
- A shuttlecock weighs between 4.74 and 5.50 grams.
- The best badminton shuttles are made from the feathers of a goose.
- 16 feathers are used to make a shuttlecock.
- The biggest shuttlecock in the world is located in the lawns of the Kansas city museum. The shuttlecock is 48 times larger than the real shuttlecock, 18 feet tall and weighs 2500 kilo.
- The Thomas Cup has been won by only three countries- Malaysia, Indonesia and China, since its inception in 1848.