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Badminton history is fascinating and shrowded in mystery. We aim to uncover the stories of the past that can tell us how badminton has come to what it is today. Learn about the start of the official sport, the people that made it happen, and important historical moments for our sport.

Battledore history
Battledore is the frontrunner for badminton. The game of battledore and shuttlecock was described by Brittanica Encycopledia in 1911 as follows: BATTLEDORE AND SHUTTLECOCK, a game played by two persons with small rackets, called battledores, made of...
All England Badminton Trophy
Since the first edition, in 1899, the All-England Open Championships - popularly referred to as All-England Open or just All-England - has become the most prestigious annual badminton tournament in the world. Past winners of...
Badminton winter game
The following transcript is from an article in The Daily News and Westminster Gazette published on November 20, 1928. The article was written by Miss L.C. Radiglia. She was at the time the editor of...
First All England badminton tournament
This is an exact transcript of an article in The Field, The Country Gentleman's Newspaper, from April 8, 1899. The article sums up the preparation going into organizing the first All-England tournament and reviews the...
all england badminton
Perhaps only second to the Olympics, The All England Open Badminton Championships might just be the most prestigious badminton tournament around. It is also the oldest badminton tournament in existence. The first tournament took place...
Badminton 1950s
Article Summary:Did you know that up until the 1950s/beginning of the 1960s, Asian players didn't win many international tournaments? Players from two other continents dominated badminton.  That's right. For a period of around five decades, players...