College is the time where you need to start experimenting as much as possible and understand exactly what you love doing. Some students are big fans of playing badminton, and this is not a bad thing. This sport is starting to become more and more popular during the last few years.
The UK students have the opportunity to enter any of the two badminton competition that are available at the BCS. There is a regional tournament, and there is also a knockout cup, where the teams can confront each other. The competition available can be categorized into two different forms, there are the mixed teams (where there are 4 men and 4 females) and the men’s and women’s competitions.
The game’s origins date back to the ancient civilizations and there were history tells in both Europe and Asia. The old game was known as battledore (which comes from a bat or a paddle) while the shuttlecock dates back two thousand years ago.
The battledore and shuttlecock is the name of the sport from which we can see today’s badminton sport. In the UK and for many Western European countries this sport was a very popular form of spending the free time and this was happening back in the 15th century. The game was pretty standard and back then it was played by two players only and they were hitting the shuttlecock back and forth while not letting it go down and touch the ground.
Moving on into time, and the next advance of the badminton game was called Poon. It dates back to the 19th century and it was played in India. This is the time when the net was introduced and the shuttlecock had to be thrown over the net.
The new version of the game was brought back to England by the British officers around the year 1850. That is the moment when it was played by the guests of Duke of Beaufort and this happen in Gloucestershire. The same place that is now known to be the home of badminton. It catches up fast and becomes popular all over the country.
Tournaments started to be promoted and the sport started to spread all over the world quickly. In March 1898 there was the first badminton open tournament that took place. At the same time there were also other championships happening where teams from different countries like US, Canada and Denmark started to compete.
Badminton is a great game to play in college. It can provide with a nice workout and it leaves the players with minimum risks of getting injured. It’s a very good way to spend your free time, it can relax you and you can find it a nice way to interact with your college students and to meet new people and socialize.
To sum it up, once you start playing badminton, you will stay in great physical shape, your body will stay healthy and at the same time you can always make new friends playing this game. You can stay fit for learning and also for the life that is waiting for you after that.