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History of Badminton•In the 5th century BC, the people in china then played a game called ti jian zi.•About five centuries later, a game named Battledore and Shuttlecock was played in china, Japan, India and Greece.•In 1873, the Duke of Beaufort held a lawn party in his country place, Badminton. A game of Poona was played on that day and became popular among the British society's elite.•In 1877, the Bath Badminton Club was formed and developed the first official set of yourself

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Interesting Facts•The fastest badminton smash was by Chinese doubles player Fu Haifeng, at 332 kilometers per hour. That's about 206 miles per hour.•The record for the world's shortest badminton match is six minutes, between players Ra Kyung-min of South Korea and Julia Mann of England.•The record for the longest badminton match is 124 minutes, between Peter Rasmussen of Denmark and Sun Jun of China.•Dave Freeman is considered to be the greatest American player in badminton history and perhaps the world's best. He was undefeated in Thomas Cup play, and did not lose a singles match from 1939 until his retirement in 1953.

Strategies•One simple badminton strategy often used in singles is to serve long and high to your opponent's back court.•Throw in some disguised low serve occasionally and you might just catch your opponent off guard and win a point outright.•In doubles play, the tactic is to serve low.•When you defend, try to hit the shuttle deep into your opponent's court.


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