Badminton is a racket (racquet) sport where players hit a shuttlecock over a net to score points. Badminton can be played in either singles (one player per side) or doubles with court sizes adapting for either game style. Points are scored when the shuttlecock lands on the opposing team’s half of the court. Badminton can be played casually outdoors or more formally regulated in indoor courts.

Who invented badminton?

Badminton was originally invented in India around the 1860s as a game called ‘Poona.’ The game was imported and played on country estates back in England when British army officers returned home and further codified the rules of the game for competitive play.

How is badminton different from other racquet sports?

Badminton is unique to other racquet sports in that it is played with a conical shaped shuttlecock rather than a spherical ball.

What is the badminton ball called?


Badminton is played with a shuttlecock (also known as a birdie or bird) instead of a ball. The shuttlecock is an aerodynamic conical projectile that will fly through the air with the cork end first upon hitting it.

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Badminton Net

The Badminton Net is the central gameplay element in a game of Badminton, requiring players to return the shuttlecock from one side of the court to the other during the match. Made taut by the use of weighted tension poles on the outside edges of the badminton court, the badminton net is allowed to sag slightly in the center of the span. Unlike other sport nets that require the poles to be installed permanently, badminton nets are often mobile and can be moved and setup quickly when ready for play. Variations of badminton nets come in polyethylene, nylon, and vinyl.

Badminton Nets span the entire 20’ (6.1 m) width of the court and are placed over the doubles sidelines, even when singles games are played. The net has a height of 5’1” (1.55 m) at the edges and sags slightly at the center resulting in a height of 5’ (1.52 m). Badminton nets are split into a 1:1 ratio with a 30’ (76 cm) opening below the mesh and an equal surface above.

Dimensioned drawing of a Badminton Net with players documenting the width and height
The Badminton Net is the central gameplay element in a game of Badminton, requiring players to return the shuttlecock from one side of the court to the other during the match. Badminton nets are typically made taut by the use of weighted tension poles on the outside edges of the badminton court.

Badminton Nets span the entire 20’ (6.1 m) width of the court and are placed over the doubles sidelines, even when singles games are played. The net has a height of 5’1” (1.55 m) at the edges and sags slightly at the center resulting in a height of 5’ (1.52 m). Badminton nets are split into a 1:1 ratio with a 30’ (76 cm) opening below the mesh and an equal surface above.

Dimensioned drawing of a Badminton Net with players documenting the width and height
Badminton Net
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Height (Center): 5’ | 1.52 m
Above Floor: 2.5’ | .76 m
Net Mesh: 3/4” | 19 mm
Material: Polyethylene, nylon, vinyl

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Lin Dan
Scaled height comparison drawings of Lin Dan compared to other badminton players

Lin Dan, born October 14, 1983, is a former Chinese badminton player. He is a two-time Olympic champion, five-time World champion, and a six-time All England champion. By age 28 Lin Dan completed the “Super Grand Slam”, what some consider to be the nine major titles in the badminton world, and he was the first and only player to achieve this feat. He is widely regarded as the greatest badminton player of all time. Lin Dan’s rival is Lee Chong Wei, and the two players had careers that were almost exactly contemporaneous; the rivalry is considered to be the greatest in the history of badminton through Lin had the decided edge.

Lin Dan has a height of 5’10” (1.78 m).

Set of illustrations of Lin Dan in various badminton poses measured with overall height
Lin Dan, born October 14, 1983, is a former Chinese badminton player. He is a two-time Olympic champion, five-time World champion, and a six-time All England champion. By age 28 Lin Dan completed the “Super Grand Slam”, what some consider to be the nine major titles in the badminton world.

Lin Dan has a height of 5’10” (1.78 m).

Set of illustrations of Lin Dan in various badminton poses measured with overall height
Lin Dan
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Nationality: China

Years Active: 2000-2020

Birthday
October 14, 1983

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Lin Dan standing, swinging, jumping

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Carolina Marín
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Carolina Marín, born June 15, 1993, is a Spanish badminton player. She is a three-time World Champion, four-time European Champion, the reigning Olympic Champion, and she was the former World’s No. 1 in BWF rankings for the women’s singles discipline, holding the World No. 1 title for 66 weeks. Marín is the first female badminton athlete to be the World Champion in the women’s singles three times, winning in 2014, 2015, and 2018. She is widely regarded as one of the greatest female athletes in the badminton circuit. Marín’s style of play is offensive with the use of aggressive attacks.

Carolina Marín has a height of 5’8” (1.73 m).

Collection of drawings of Carolina Marín measured with overall height
Carolina Marín, born June 15, 1993, is a Spanish badminton player. She is a three-time World Champion, four-time European Champion, the reigning Olympic Champion, and she was the former World’s No. 1 in BWF rankings for the women’s singles discipline, holding the World No. 1 title for 66 weeks.

Carolina Marín has a height of 5’8” (1.73 m).

Collection of drawings of Carolina Marín measured with overall height
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Nationality: Spain

Years Active: 2009—

Birthday
June 15, 1993

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Carolina Marín standing, swinging, jumping

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Tai Tzu-Ying
Group of scaled height illustrations of various badminton players compared to Tai Tzu-Ying

Tai Tzu-Ying, born June 20, 1994, is a Taiwanese professional badminton player. She earned the world No. 1 title in the women’s singles on December 2016 at age 22, and with 148 weeks, she currently holds the records for most weeks ranked at the top in BWF history. Tai Tzu-Ying won back-to-back Asian Championship titles, the year end tournament Superseries Finals, and the oldest tournament All England Open. She was the women’s singles gold medalist in the 2018 Asian Games and the 2017 Summer Universiade. Her playing style is characterized as unpredictable and spontaneous, and as an adventurous player, she can seemingly hit the shuttle from anywhere with a great range of shots and angles.

Tai Tzu-Ying has a height of 5’4” (1.63 m).

Series of elevation drawings of Tai Tzu-Ying in badminton positions measured with overall height
Tai Tzu-Ying, born June 20, 1994, is a Taiwanese professional badminton player. She earned the world No. 1 title in the women’s singles on December 2016 at age 22, and with 148 weeks, she currently holds the records for most weeks ranked at the top in BWF history.

Tai Tzu-Ying has a height of 5’4” (1.63 m).

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Nationality: Taiwan
Years Active: 2009—

Birthday
June 20, 1994

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Tai Tzu-Ying standing, swinging, jumping

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Badminton Backhand

A Badminton Backhand stroke is when the player hits the shuttle with their backhand area when the shuttle is in mid-air above the head. The swinging pattern is very different from tennis or squash. It is a very difficult skill to master, and many badminton players find it difficult to execute strong backhands. It is a defensive shot that is played when the player is not in a position to play a forehand shot. The purpose of the shot is to get the shuttle over the opponent’s head and force them as close to the rear court.

Collection of drawings of male badminton players performing the Badminton Backhand
A Badminton Backhand stroke is when the player hits the shuttle with their backhand area when the shuttle is in mid-air above the head. The swinging pattern is very different from tennis or squash. It is a very difficult skill to master, and many badminton players find it difficult to execute.

Collection of drawings of male badminton players performing the Badminton Backhand
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Skill Type: Defensive

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