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  Badminton - MSN Encarta
International rules state that an indoor badminton court must be rectangular, with white lines marked on a level wooden floor or on a special mat that is rolled onto a level playing surface.
Badminton rackets weigh between 3.5 and 5 oz (99 and 141 g) and consist of a leather or terrycloth handle; a long, thin shaft; and a stringed area called the head.
The head of a racket measures 11 in (28 cm) in length and 8.6 in (21.8 cm) in width and is strung with synthetic nylon or gut at between 25 and 35 lb (11.3 and 15.9 kg) of tension.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761552367/Badminton.html   (682 words)

 Badminton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
In any case, badminton is lots of fun and players with even a moderate amount of skill can jump right in and enjoy not only the social aspects of team play but also the fantastic health benefits of a great cardiovascular workout.
Badminton is played with a shuttlecock, also called a shuttle or bird, which is hit back and forth across a net by players using rackets.
Badminton players move around the court area in a series of fast moves including pushing off from the stance, a fast bouncing shuffle and a lunge, similar to a familiar fencer's move.
www.adventisthealthcare.com /AHC/Atoz/hl/fit/spor/badminton.asp   (1935 words)

 Badminton History
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 growth of badminton's popularity in the British Isles is evidenced by the fact that in 1920 there were 300 badminton clubs in England, about 500 in 1930, and over 9,000 in the British Isles soon after the World War II.
Badminton is a game that somewhat resembles tennis and volleyball and involves the use of a net, lightweight rackets, and a shuttlecock, a cork ball fitted with stabilizing feathers.
www.usm.edu /badminton/History.htm   (858 words)

 BadmintonSchools.com is a badminton portal on international training centres, schools, clubs, communities, with the ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Badminton is claimed to be one of the fastest sports in the world with shuttle speed reaching up to 332 km/h (206 mph) set by Fu Haifeng of China in July 3, 2005.
Although the size of a badminton court is smaller than that of a tennis court, the distance run by a player in a match is usually much greater than that in tennis.
All badminton enthusiats, players, coachs and professionals should do their part in promoting badminton, and this is the place to be to promote the sport we love.
www.badmintonschool.com   (545 words)

 About Badminton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
While contemporary badminton first appeared in the mid-19th century, it evolved from the game battledore and shuttlecock, which can be traced back to ancient Greece, China, Japan and India.
Within four years, the Bath Badminton Club had formed, and a new version of the game played there laid the basis for today's rules.
Badminton was contested as a demonstration sport during the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich.
www.badminton.org /about.html   (406 words)

 AllRefer.com - badminton, Sport (Sports) - Encyclopedia
Badminton, which is generally similar to tennis, is played by two or four persons.
A badminton court for singles play measures 17 ft (5.18 m) by 44 ft (13.40 m) and for doubles 20 ft (6.10 m) by 44 ft (13.40 m).
The International Badminton Association (founded 1934) sponsors the Thomas Cup for men's teams and the Woer Cup for women's teams, the world championships of badminton.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/B/badminto.html   (269 words)

 Badminton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Unlike many racket sports, badminton does not use a ball: badminton uses a feathered projectile known as a shuttlecock.
The most common fault in badminton is when the players fail to return the shuttle so that it passes over the net and lands inside their opponents' court, but there are also other ways that players may be faulted.
In the individual competitions, badminton became a Summer Olympics sport at the Barcelona Olympics in 1992.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Badminton   (6976 words)

Badminton took its name from Badminton House in Gloucestershire, the Home of the Duke of Beaufort, where the sport was played in the last century.
Competitive badminton is vastly different from the game played by many Americans with friends and relatives in the backyard.
Badminton is distinguished from other racquet sports, all of which use a ball of some size, by two features: the use of a shuttlecock and the fact the shuttlecock cannot touch the ground during a rally.
www.bethelcollege.edu /studentlife/intramurals/badminton.php   (807 words)

 BadmintonPlanet.com - Badminton News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Athens, Greece (Sports Network) - Badminton was invented long ago, but it was played under a variety of conditions, including courts of different dimensions, shuttlecocks and rackets of varying designs, even many different sets of rules defining the basic game.
However, this changed in 1893 with the founding of the Badminton Association of England and the accompanying codification of the rules.
Badminton made its first Olympic appearance in 1992 in Barcelona, Spain and will be making its fourth all-time appearance in the Olympics in 2004.
www.badmintonplanet.com /cgi-bin/news/0704/1120704.html   (1237 words)

 Badminton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Only the serving side can score a point, so winning and keeping the right to serve is of fundamental importance in Badminton.
The name comes from "Badminton House" in England, which had one of the original courts, although nowadays it is best known for the famous equestrian event.
Badminton was a demonstration sport for the Olympic Games in 1972, making its Olympic debut in 1992 at the Barcelona Olympic Games.
www.olympics.org.uk /sports/summer/badminton.asp   (278 words)

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Badminton the sport is quite different from the version that families often play in their back yards.
Badminton is the world’s fastest racket sport: a shuttle can leave the racket at a speed of almost 200 miles per hour and a badminton player can cover more than one mile in just one match.
Badminton is managed worldwide by the International Badminton Federation located in the United Kingdom.
www.gaygameschicago.org /sports/sports.php?mgroup=Badminton   (642 words)

Badminton evolved from a Chinese game of the 5th century bc called ti jian zi that involved kicking the shuttle.
There are six key badminton strokes: the serve, drive, net shot, smash, lift (or lob), and clear.
Two of badminton’s most exciting events are the men’s Thomas Cup and the women’s Uber Cup.
www.edwardsvilleonline.com /stmary/school/badminton.htm   (1900 words)

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You need a badminton racket and a shuttlecock, a small rounded piece of cork or rubber with a conical crown of feathers or plastic.
Gripping the racket: There are two basic grips from which all badminton shots are hit: the forehand and the backhand.
Fancy footwork: While badminton is mainly an overhead game, a player has to know how to move on the court to get to the shuttlecock.
www.rwjobgyn.com /atoz/fitness/recsports/badminton.asp   (1892 words)

 Badminton Australia: About BA
Badminton Australia is the national sports organisation for badminton in Australia.
Badminton Australia, in partnership with its Members, the State/Territory Badminton Associations, is responsible for the management and sustainable development of the sport nationally and the management of relations internationally through the governing body for the sport, the International Badminton Federation (IBF).
Badminton Australia and the programs it runs are to a large extent funded by three key organisations.
www.badminton.org.au /index.php?id=32   (209 words)

 Badminton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
In June 1999, he was awarded the Québec Badminton Coach of the Year for his outstanding work in the development of young athletes.
Before accepting this position in 2001, she was the Head Badminton Professional at Club Sportif MAA.
A warm welcome and a friendly atmosphere await you in the Badminton Lounge and on the courts.
www.clubatwater.ca /website/anglais/sports/badminton.html   (375 words)

 Badminton :: Online Catalog
Badminton that links callers to free Badminton serving their areas.Information about the Great American Smokeout is available from ACS at telephone, 800-227-2345, Badminton from a local ACS office.
Badminton on Badminton the chapter on tobacco use, the chapter development team focused on interventions to decrease exposure to ETS, reduce tobacco-use initiation, and increase tobacco-use cessation.
The chapter consultation team members*** generated a comprehensive list Badminton strategies and created a priority list of interventions for review based on their perception of the importance and the extent to which the interventions were practiced in the United States.
cat56.info /badminton.html   (277 words)

 Play Badminton with Badminton England and Try My Sport
Badminton is an exciting sport and a fun recreation activity - whether it is playing in the back garden or on the beach, at World Class and Olympic level, or at all levels in between, badminton can offer something for everyone.
Badminton is the World’s No. 1 racket sport, and approximately 2 million people play in the UK on a regular basis.
BADMINTON England is the National Governing Body of the sport in England, and has a wide development network through England.
www.trymysport.co.uk /badminton.htm   (339 words)

 Badminton Resources from the Virtual Library of Sport
Badminton Safety stress the importance of warming up in preventing injuries.
Badminton Books have a downloadable pdf chapter on warming up and fitness.
Badminton Central an online community dedicated to the exchange of information and sharing of our passion for the game of badminton.
sportsvl.com /ball/badminton.htm   (664 words)

 Badminton Club at PSU
Our club sets up the nets and provides shuttlecocks and a limited number of rackets, but a badminton racket can also be rented for free from the equipment window in the locker rooms.
Badminton is a fast, competitive sport for both men and women.
Badminton is fun for all different kinds of people and is a great way to exercise and meet new people.
www.badminton.pdx.edu   (593 words)

 BADMINTON England - Badminton England   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
BADMINTON England is the sport's governing body in England.
Our goal is to develop badminton as a sport for all, and to encourage the best players to progress up through the rankings both at club, county and International level.
BADMINTON England in partnership with Yonex UK is delighted to announce that nominations are now open for the Yonex National Badminton Awards 2006.
www.badmintonengland.co.uk   (132 words)

 SportingPulse Homepage for Badminton New Zealand
AGM/Conference/Awards Evening postponed Badminton New Zealand wishes to advise that the Extraordinary General Meeting, held on Saturday 14 October in Auckland, voted by majority to amend the Rules of the Federation allowing the AGM for the financial year ended 30 June 2006 to be held after 31 December 2006.
Check out the new, free on line badminton game(s)in the player chat room http://volnet.proboards67.com plus for the more serious minded Graham Pearce (organiser of the Heineken Tennis Open and CEO of Auckland Tennis) shares his thoughts on attracting top players and volunteers to big events.
Coup for Badminton New Zealand Badminton New Zealand has scored a coup in announcing the appointment of Mohan Subramaniam as its Director of Coaching and High Performance.
www.badminton.org.nz   (1785 words)

 Badminton - Cub Scout Academics & Sports Guide
Explain the rules of badminton to your leader or adult partner.
Demonstrate your knowledge of the use and care of the equipment needed to play badminton: shuttlecock (shuttle or bird), racket, court, net and comfortable clothes and shoes.
Badminton in Italy - clubs, contacts and other valuable information for badminton enthusiasts in Italy.
www.geocities.com /~pack215/aands-badminton.html   (413 words)

 Welcome to Badminton Australia
After a sports career spanning more than 10 years in badminton and tennis, during which she was voted Fiji Sportswoman of the Year in 1984, Lorraine Mar joined the Fiji Badminton Association in 1995 as Treasurer and Secretary.
Thanks to her enthusiasm, dedication and determination, women’s badminton has developed strongly in terms of participation, and some of the under-19 players discovered by Lorraine Mar are now in the national elite squad.
Badminton New Zealand and Badminton Australia are planning annual series of test matches for younger developing players from our national squads.
badminton.org.au   (2992 words)

 Badminton Central : Article
Your eyes are bloodshot in the morning from watching your new badminton video three times during the night.
You play in four badminton clubs so you can play afternoons and evenings in the weekend and every night of the week.
When you are watching badminton on video your legs start twitching because of an automatic reflex action.
www.badmintoncentral.com /badminton-central/fun/fanatic.php   (1994 words)

 Badminton Racket Warehouse, a badminton supplies store for badminton racquets, shuttlecocks and accessories.
We the staff at Badminton Warehouse are players, coaches and students of the sport of badminton who understand the needs of badminton aficionados around the country.
We are dedicated to promoting the sport of badminton in the USA and offer educational discounts to high school physical education badminton programs.
The Son Jon Magan 3000 Badminton Racket is a top of the line from Victor featuring a sturdy construction (40-Ton graphite) for longer durability.
www.badmintonwarehouse.com   (302 words)

 Badminton Europe - Home
Badminton Europe has created this programme to identify promising badminton players who have the talent and ambition set on qualifying for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Nicosia was hosting this week´s Cyprus Badminton International – the fifth tournament of the 2006/07 European Badminton Circuit.
The final day was dominated by players from France and Denmark as the two countries divided the five titles – Denmark won three events, including men´s and women´s singles.
www.eurobadminton.org   (243 words)

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