• Chinese “Hurricane” Chinese “Hurricane”

    19 December, 2017

    One week before Christmas in 1979 the world of Badminton receives a shock as Indonesian Badminton invincibility is smashed by the force of a Chinese "hurricane".

  • Some Impressions of the Chinese Some Impressions of the Chinese

    19 December, 2017

    A party comprising ten players - six men and four ladies, and five officials from China make their first ever playing trip out of their homeland and provide the entire world a glimpse of their brand of Badminton talent.

  • Why the Name of the Game is Badminton Why the Name of the Game is Badminton

    05 December, 2017

    Richard Eaton examines the origins of the game, in particular the significance of Badminton House in England, that of the Badminton Net and of where and when it first appeared.

  • The Man Who Invented Badminton The Man Who Invented Badminton

    24 November, 2016

    Something about John L. Baldwin who changed Battledore and Shuttlecock into Badminton.

  • The Battledore Transformed The Battledore Transformed

    30 September, 2016

    In this article sub-titled "A History of Early Badminton", Richard Eaton makes a thorough examination of the origins of the game of Badminton.

  • A Badminton  Centenary A Badminton Centenary

    10 August, 2016

    This year, 1977, a Badminton centenary is celebrated for it was some time a hundred years ago in 1877 that the first Laws of the game were actually compiled and put into print.

  • The Enduring Mystery of Badminton’s Origins The Enduring Mystery of Badminton’s Origins

    09 August, 2016

    It is generally accepted that the early forms of Badminton were played in an aristocrat’s mansion in Gloucestershire, England. But whether or not that is really where this game first emerged worldwide is another story. Richard Eaton provides some very interesting facts in the discussion that follows.

  • Badminton – a Kaleidoscope of Antiquity Badminton – a Kaleidoscope of Antiquity

    09 August, 2016

    Richard Eaton takes us back through the years as he examines the game of Badminton's history as well as its development then on. He takes a look at intriguing forms of the game that appeared throughout the world - as far back as ancient Greece as well as through Asian nations like China, India, Vietnam, Taiwan and Korea.

  • A Link with History A Link with History

    08 June, 2016

    Here is another historical painting, a picture of which was published in the IBF Handbook for the year 1970. This painting which is dated 1813 and can be found in the museum at Eidsvold in Norway, continues to interest badminton fans the world over.

  • The Wood Shot Law’s Roller-Coaster Ride The Wood Shot Law’s Roller-Coaster Ride

    17 May, 2016

    This article reveals how the The Wood Shot Law eventually came into being, something that bugged the administrators of the game through the thirties till the early 1960s.