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… Continue reading Belgian scientists develop new Badminton Robot
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…… Continue reading Some Aspects of the Ethics and Spirit of Badminton
With the International Badminton Federation (IBF), world-wide badminton players could go for the gold at the Olympics, try to win the All-England, play in the World Championships, the Thomas Cup/Uber Cup, Sudirman Cup, or other top tournaments. Players set their sights on national titles as well. But with the change in the name to the… Continue reading What does the Super Series Mean for You?
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… Continue reading Protective Eyewear On Court?
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… Continue reading Giant Shuttles in the United States?
A GAME OF A N G L E S A game of angles, Oh, that it is! Badminton, you say, That bird-hitting biz.
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… Continue reading USA Badminton “Walk of Fame Plaza”
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 –… Continue reading Why do we Play this Sport?
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… Continue reading Badminton for Everyone
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… Continue reading Badminton – It’s Role As A Physical Conditioner