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Badminton

Program for K-5 students about badminton, a game originating in India
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Ulonda Slaughter

on 16 November 2012

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Transcript of Badminton

India and the games originating in that country Games of India India Games of India Badminton Where is it?

What languages are spoken there?

How many people live there?

Chess


Snakes and ladders




Cricket

Field hockey is considered the national sport Badminton, a court game that may be played indoors or outdoors.

The game has become a popular backyard sport and may be played and enjoyed by beginners and children and by players of various ages, degrees of skill, and experience. To avoid wind, championship competition is conducted indoors.

It is believed that badminton was played first in India, where it was called poona. British Army officers brought it to England in the 1860s or early 1870s. The 8th duke of Beaufort introduced the game to English society in the early 1870s at his estate, called Badminton, in Gloucester. The game takes its modern name from his estate. Badminton Equipment A light racket, called a battledore,




a small hemispheric cork with a tail of 14 to 16 feathers (or a trailing "skirt" molded of a soft plastic material) called a shuttlecock, shuttle, or bird, that must be hit while in the air,



and a net McNickle, G. (2012). Badminton. Encyclopedia Americana. Retrieved November 14, 2012, from Grolier Online http://ea.grolier.com/article?id=0029860-00 McNickle, G. (2012). Badminton. Encyclopedia Americana. Retrieved November 14, 2012, from Grolier Online http://ea.grolier.com/article?id=0029860-00
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