500+ Words Essay on My Favourite Game Badminton
Badminton is one of the popular games in India and also in the world. This game is played for a long ago. It is an indoor game where two or four people can participate. It is played with a shuttlecock and rackets.
There are a lot of games to play indoor, like Table Tennis, Chess, Carom Board, etc. However, badminton is my favourite. I play it with my siblings and also with my friends on vacations. When I was eight years old, my father taught me about playing the badminton. He taught me about the rules.
When I was unable to grab the racket properly or didn’t able to hit the shuttlecock, then my mother used to play to support me. At that age, I used to play other indoor and outdoor games, but I influenced badminton beyond other games. Since that time, I have been playing this game as my favourite one.
How to Play Badminton?
The Badminton is played either with a single player or two players on both sides where they hit with their rackets to a shuttlecock. They try to hit the shuttlecock above the net. The shuttlecock is made of duck feathers. Badminton rackets are very light in weight (that is around 100 grams).
These are easy to hold for long hours. The aim of the players is not to miss hitting the shuttlecock. When a player isn’t able to hit the shuttlecock accurately, then shuttlecock hits the floor. That or those players who score 21 points early than their opponents, wins a game.
In badminton, there are six main shots-the drops, the smash, the clear, the server, the backhand drive, and the forehand drive. The area or field where the players play badminton is known as the court. The court has a rectangle shape that is divided in half via a net. One or two players stand in both sides with rackets in their hands.
One player starts the game by hitting the shuttlecock with his racket to another player’s side. This process is followed until shuttlecock falls down on the floor. That player who is unable to hit the shuttle lose a point. It means another player itself gets the point. That player who first reaches 21 points becomes the winner of Badminton game.
History of Badminton Game
Badminton was first played in England in Badminton House in Gloucestershire. The badminton name was taken from the home of the Duke of Beaufort. This game was first originated in India, after then in Japan, China, and Thailand. Even British army officers played it as a competition in Pune by giving it a name as Poona.
In the year 1877, Bath Badminton Club provided the first set of rules to this game. In the year 1899, the first badminton competition was played in the world with the name ‘The All England Open Badminton Championships.
BWF (Badminton World Federation) is the governing body of Badminton that is played worldwide. It was formed in 1934. In the year 1977, the first championship of this game under BWF was played. At that time, a number of zonal, regional, and national tournaments were played in many countries. All-England was one of the famous. Moreover, Thomas Cup and Uber Cup are remarkable and international tournaments of Badminton.
Badminton in the Olympics
In 1972, Badminton grabbed a place in the Olympics as a demonstration sport. Moreover, in the year 1992, Badminton came under the full medal category. Also, in the year 1996, this game introduced women’s and men’s doubles and mixed doubles.
Aside from England, India, China, and Japan, the Republic of Korea and Indonesia also dominated this game and soon started to play it.
Badminton is played inside the house as the fluctuation of winds affects the course of the shuttlecock. Moreover, recreational badminton is a great outdoor activity and played outside. In recreational badminton, the court is rectangle in shape. It is 5.2 wide and 13.4 meters long for the singles match. The net size is of 1.5 meters high, which can be stretched as per the width of the court at its centre.
Significance of Badminton
Badminton is a good game. It is a good exercise. It also builds up social connections. It is not played only at home. For picnics, it is most-played games with family members. It improves concentration and makes participates motivated and friendly. It is a recommended game to play in leisure time.
I am a Badminton Champ….
Since childhood, I have been playing badminton as my favourite game. When I was in class 4th, I took participate in Badminton competition in my school, that I won. After that, I got a chance to play inter-school, where I again won. Since that day, I become a champion in Badminton and win many medals and trophies. I also won a cash reward of INR 10000 that I used to buy a PSP for me.
I also concentrate on my studies, along with playing badminton for a longer time. I also teach my elder sister and younger brother and friends to play this game well. In the evening, I play badminton outside my house with my neighbours. On every Sunday, my father plays badminton with me.
I watch Badminton on TV regularly. Prakash Padukone, Jwala Gutta, Saina Nehwal, Aparna Popat, PV Sindhu, Ashwini Ponnappa, and Srikanth Kidambi are the prominent personality of India as badminton players.
Among all, I highly appreciate the Srikanth Kidambi, who is the top Indian Badminton player. In 2018, he was awarded as the best men’s singles badminton player in the world. In 2015, he was awarded Arjuna award and in 2018, with Padma Shri. I look his moves careful to learn more about this game.
Badminton is the best game for me. I have decided to keep this game as my career. I decided to learn more and more for badminton. I wish, one day, I can play in the Indian badminton team.