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Badminton is the name of a village of the county of Gloucestershire (England ). There is the country house known as Badminton house , property of dukes of Beaufort .

In Badminton house , thanks to Duke of Beaufort , a popularized sport of Indian origin that is currently known in our language as badminton . Badminton resembles tennis , although a feather or steering wheel instead of a ball.

This sport was born in Pune , a city of the India . Some members of the British army who met the game while serving in the Asian country took him to United Kingdom in 1875 and, thus, began to be practiced frequently in Badminton house .

Badminton can be played individually (one player against another) or in pairs (two players against two others). The court is rectangular in shape and is divided in half with a net . Players have to hit the wheel or pen with their rackets and get it to pass over the net so that it reaches the other half of the court.

Unlike tennis and other racket sports, badminton is not allowed in the badminton touch the ground . That is why the player who manages to get the steering wheel to the ground of the sector of the field that occupies his rival gets a point.

The badminton scoring system has changed throughout the history . Currently, the usual thing is that the matches are played to the best of three sets (that is, who wins two sets). Each set ends when one of the players reaches 21 points .

One of the labels that this sport receives is "the fastest racket game in the world ", and only this feature makes it attractive to many people. The first step anyone should take before starting to learn the rules of the game is to accept that it is not a version of tennis.

Precisely, understanding the goal of badminton is critical to becoming a good player. As mentioned above, the limit of points per game is 21, and the way to score is to serve the wheel so that the opponent cannot return it.

It is worth mentioning that one of the requirements to obtain the victory is to find two points above the rival, that is to say that the games are not always concluded when a player reaches 21; the only exception takes place at 29 points, at which point the victory is obtained by the next to score.

On the other hand, we must not forget the importance of know the playing field in detail , since we must predispose our body in a way that respects its dimensions and the limits that it imposes on us for infractions that spoil our efforts with the racket. Broadly speaking, we can say that the width of the court It measures 6.7 meters and its extension, 13.4. The network must be located right in the middle of both sides, and must have a height of 1.5 meters from the ground.

Depending on the game mode, all the surface or a part of the court; for example, double games have more space on both sides for the serve and the return of the wheel.

The racket It is another essential element of badminton and its appearance is very different from other games, such as tennis. The standard has an extension of 66 centimeters and its average weight is around 140 grams. The most important blows are right and reverse, for which it is necessary to develop a great speed with the wrist.

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