Badminton's origins are believed to be traced back for more than two thousand years in ancient civilisations of Greece and Egypt. A badminton-like game namedBattledore and Shuttlecockinvolved two players who hit a feather shuttlecock back and forth with paddles for as long as possible without hitting the ground. It was also referred to asJeu De Volant, which means "The Game of Flight" in French; this is also the origin of our brand name.
The evolution of badminton is not defined by a single individual or the racquet that was used. From the early 1960s until now, a multitude of players have stood out from the rest and have slowly changed the gameplay of badminton, transitioning it into that game we see today.
The speed and power of the top players. How quick their reactions are, their skills, gameplay and strategy in high-pressure situations. I love the defensive play where it looks like the point is over but somehow, the shuttle keeps coming back. It’s truly something that’s amazing and has my legs and body twitching when I’m watching! And I know for sure that many others feel the same way.
Badminton that you see today is predominantly played indoors and is the second most popular sport by participation in the world, behind football (or soccer for the Aussies!). It is estimated that there are 220 million participants playing the world's fastest sport globally.
Kento Momota. Now a household name in world badminton.
Momota was born on the 1st of September, 1994 in Mino, Kagawa, Japan. He made a swift rise into the competitive scene - winning both the Asian Junior Championships and World Junior Championships in 2012.
Badminton requires a combination of physical, technical and tactical skills. Although there are countless of ways to improve your badminton level, here are perhaps some less-obvious tips that you may not have been told about.