Belgian scientists develop new Badminton Robot

A robot to play with! A childhood’s dream has now come true for researchers at the Flanders’ Mechatronics Technology Centre (FMTC) in Belgium. Wim Symens and his team pioneered the development of the first robot ever to play badminton. But this robot is only a guinea pig to test a software application designed to optimise energy efficiency […]

Some Aspects of the Ethics and Spirit of Badminton

The “spirit” of Badminton involves a proper attitude concerning the game – a perspective that considers, for one, that there are no opponents – only participants. Aspirants, if you prefer, demanding the best of themselves… working, perhaps, in a sort of conflicting harmony – the barometer of excellence being determined by doing the best we can… […]

Protective Eyewear On Court?

Protective eye wear? Why would anyone want to wear protective eye wear on the badminton court? The obvious answer to protect your eyes! Do accidents happen on court? You bet! Just in our St. Louis club alone, two players have been hit in the eye in recent years, one with a shuttle and one with […]

Giant Shuttles in the United States?

Giant shuttles in the United States? Where? Who is responsible for them? What’s the story? Knowledgeable tournament badminton players and badminton fans in the United States will be happy to tell you about the giant shuttles located in Kansas City, Missouri, in the heartland of the USA. July 10, 1994, was the dedication day for […]

USA Badminton “Walk of Fame Plaza”

The USA Badminton “Walk of Fame Plaza” is a national site in honor of badminton’s elite athletes and outstanding service contributors. The Plaza officially opened April 25, 2003, and is located in front of the Orange County Badminton Club at 1432 North Main Street in Orange, California. A monument in front of the club marks […]

Why do we Play this Sport?

When one takes the time to reflect on the sport of badminton, one begins to wonder why he or she is attracted to this sport. Why do people want to play? What draws them to the badminton court? For many players, the sport of badminton is fun. Many people play the game for enjoyment – […]

Badminton for Everyone

by R. Stanton Hales The world sporting community and the International Olympic Committee in particular, have had the wisdom to give Badminton the respect it deserves. By unanimous vote of the I.O.C., Badminton has become a medal sport. The future of the world’s most demanding racket sport is rosy indeed but there still is much […]

Badminton – It’s Role As A Physical Conditioner

By Lowell N. Douglas, Ph.D In a series of studies conducted by the Department of Physical Education at Baylor University, information has been obtained which suggests that Badminton is one of the finest conditioning types of activities. The game possesses all of the fundamental motor skills with which man is endowed and demands faster reactions […]