• Mysteries of the Game - Part 3 Mysteries of the Game - Part 3

    22 January, 2018

    In this third part of his series on Mysteries of the Game, Herbert Scheele of World Badminton views the use of the word "service" to refer to the initial stroke of any rally.

  • Mysteries of the Game - Part 2 Mysteries of the Game - Part 2

    19 January, 2018

    Herbert Scheele, Editor of World Badminton, takes a look at the tournament name "All England" and explains why the world's oldest and most significant event is named as such.

  • Mysteries of the Game - Part 1 Mysteries of the Game - Part 1

    19 January, 2018

    World Badminton Editor, Herbert A.E. Scheele looks at some mysteries of Badminton, the first is the game's widely-used term, "Love-All".

  • 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.