Badminton | USA World University Games

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  •  Badminton is a racquet sport in which two opposing players (singles) or two opposing pairs (doubles) play against each other with racquets and a shuttlecock on opposite halves of a rectangular court that is divided by a net. Players hit the shuttlecock over the net into the opposite side of the court, and each rally point ends when the shuttlecock hits the floor. Points are scored when a player lands the shuttlecock in the opponent’s half of the court or when the opponent hits the shuttlecock so that it lands outside of the court.

    Total days of play :8days


Singles : Men 1, Women 1

Doubles : Men 1, Women 1, Mixed 1

Team : Mixed 1


Points are scored by hitting the shuttlecock with a racquet onto the floor of the other half of the court or
when the opponent hits the shuttlecock outside of the court.


The player or pair that wins two games first wins the match, where the player or
pair that is first to reach 21 points wins each game. If the score reaches 20:20, the side that gains
a two-pint lead wins the game. Once the score reaches 29:29, the player or pair that reaches 30 points first wins
the game.


British army officers stationed in India in the 1820s took the game of ‘Poona’ that was popular in the area of Bombay and launched it as a sport upon their return to the UK. The game was named ‘badminton’ after a village in England. In 1893, the Badminton Association was founded in England, upon which rules for the game were established, and with the first badminton competition in 1899, badminton quickly spread in Europe to Denmark, Sweden and Germany and also to Canada and the USA. Badminton has a huge following and is regarded as a national sport in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and India. Badminton has been dominated recently by the UK, Sweden, Australia and the Asian countries of China, Korea and Indonesia. Badminton was introduced into Korea after Korea’s liberation from colonial rule, at first as a leisurely pastime and later – with the establishment of the Badminton Korea Association in 1957 – as a competitive sport. Upon the Badminton Association’s membership to the Korea Sports Council in 1962, badminton was included as an official discipline of the 43rd Korean National Sports Festival in the same year.