• 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 History of the All England Championships The History of the All England Championships

    12 September, 2017

    Geoff Hinder takes us way back to the year 1899 when the first Championships were contested. In the early years mainly English and Irish players were involved in the event. First staged at the London Scottish Drill Hall, the first Championships later settled at the Wembley Arena until making its last move to the National Indoor Arena at Birmingham.

  • 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.

  • From 9 to 166: The Family Grows From 9 to 166: The Family Grows

    17 August, 2016

    The International Badminton Federation came into being in 1934 when Badminton was still widely known as a game played mainly by the British. How it has spread across continents to currently include one hundred and sixty six member countries, is revealed by Torsten Berg.

  • Formation of an International Federation Formation of an International Federation

    17 August, 2016

    An international governing body for badminton was formed just at the right time when the game itself was ready for it and the world was experiencing healthy advancement.

  • 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.