Essay on My Favorite Game Badminton
Out of all the games that are played, badminton is the most convenient and fun game. It can be played outdoors as well as indoors. The game, traditionally, was played indoors and is still professionally played indoors as the shuttle cock gets affected by the wind, and if you are a true badminton fan, you don't want to let that happen. The game demands speed, accuracy and a whole lot of concentration. These things about badminton make it one of the best sports in the world.
Badminton is a kind of sport that everyone has played once in their entire life, and the lot we play it, the more fun it becomes, and it compels you to be good at it. At least, that's what happens to me. Badminton also brings a sense of nostalgia to people as it is a reminder of childhood memories. Let alone children and a lot of adults also play this game out of a passion for its health benefits.
The more we play badminton, the better we become at it, which is the case with almost every game. Badminton, similar to other sports, requires a lot of practice and accuracy in order to become a good badminton player. After playing for a long time, our arms obviously give out, and it hurts to perform other tasks, but the pleasure that the games give and the feeling of strength that comes afterwards are worth any kind of pain.
Badminton is a kind of sport that makes us healthy and active in addition to having a lot of fun. There are a lot of people who solely enjoy the sport, and it acts as a source of energy for them. Even for me, this sport help in gain strength and confidence. The sound of the racket hitting the shuttlecock every time is a really soothing sound for people who are into sports.
History of Badminton
It is truly a beautiful sport and one of the most enjoyable ones. The sport is the perfect combination of precision, accuracy and elegance as well which is truly the best combination. When we are to find the roots of this game which is loved by almost everyone, we have to go back in history. Although the original game can be traced to being played 2000 years ago in Greece, we have its modern root in India. During the 19th century period, when British colonial rule was going on in India, this game originally came out from a game known as George Cajoles, which was played in Pune.
The game was started by the Britishers, who were office holders in India. After the end of colonial rule, the British people returned to their country, and the game quickly gained popularity there and eventually spread all over the world. The rules, arranged well for the first time only by the Bath Badminton Club, were acquired in 1877. This game was played professionally for the very first time in 1899. In that year, the first actual tournament for badminton, the Open Badminton Championship, was played. The history of Badminton also includes the fact that among all the sports that are there in the Olympics, badminton has been there in the list since 1992.
The game, even though it originated in England, is now popular across the whole world, and it is played by countries such as India, China, South Korea and so on. Even the Asian championship has this sport as one of the games.
Rules of badminton
The rules of this game are pretty simple and easy to understand. The first one is that the game can allow two or four players to play at once, and each player must have a racket. The whole game can be played by one single shuttlecock. There is a net used in this game, and if there are two players, they have to stand on either side of the net, and if four players are playing, then it has to be two on each side of the net.
To play the game, one player has to start it by serving the shuttlecock while the other, who is standing on the other side of the net, has to stop it from touching the ground by hitting it again with his racket. If the shuttlecock touches the ground on one side, points are gained by the other side.
The player on the other side who has been rewarded the points also gets a chance to serve when the game resumes. The badminton match, however, is divided into sets of 2. The first team who gains enough points to reach the goal of 21 points wins the match.
Why is it the best sport for me?
Badminton is the kind of game we can play with anyone. Family, friends or anyone we please and the best part about that game is that you don't require too many players in order to play the game. Unlike football or cricket, this game can be played with mere two players.
Being a good sport one can play on a picnic, badminton serves as a game that can help in spending fun time with family and friends. This sport can serve as a stress buster as it does to me, or it can also help in enhancing competitiveness. During the times I felt highly competitive, I would always try to gain more points and play with all my strength. It always acts as a confidence booster for me. Even on the days when I feel low, badminton acts as a perfect distraction as it takes my mind off the bad things and makes me focus on the game more, which is my favourite thing to do.
Badminton is a sport that can be played at any time of the day, but I prefer to play it in the evening when the temperature is not that hot, and the sun isn't there to blur the view. Even though it is professionally played inside closed doors in order to avoid the wind or rain from hindering the game, my friends and I play in our locality during winters as at that time, the temperature is less, and it is easy to play games like badminton which require a lot of physical exercises.
Any sport requires time to play and practice. Living in this era in which people don't even have time to breathe calmly, it is hard to continue their hobby of playing a sport, and people always end up leaving their hobby or passion in order to find time for other things. This problem, in my opinion, has only one solution, which is to form a schedule and divide our time wisely, so we have enough time for ourselves to pursue any hobby we desire. That hobby for me is badminton. My friends set a time, particularly for playing badminton.
BWF- Badminton World Federation
The organisation that governs this game around the world is known as BWF, which is the abbreviation for Badminton World Federation, which has also been recognised by the International Olympic Committee. There are a lot of tournaments that are held across the globe at different levels. Be it on the level of zones, region or even national, the rules of the game are perfectly followed and taken care of. Matches are scheduled indoors to avoid any kind of disturbance that might occur because of nature. Any kind of wind is avoided in order to stop the shuttlecock from shirting in the air. This one thing is specially taken care of as the results of a match might change because of the wind.
Tournaments held by BWF- BWF arranges a number of tournaments and competitions for different grades, and each grade has its own set of competitions. For example- seven tournaments are organised by BWF every year, and two para-badminton tournaments are also organised along with them in Grade 1.
Sports in today's world
It is not hidden from anyone that we all are now living in a sedentary world. A world where activity is forsaken every day, and it is having a drastic effect on our lives. Schools have become online, and even working people have started opting to work from home so that they don't have to leave the house. COVID-19 has also been a major reason for this inactive lifestyle. Playing any kind of sport can help us in innumerable ways and can be a great step towards regaining our health, which has degraded drastically. Badminton is a great choice when we are willing to start playing sports, as badminton requires physical exercise in addition to accuracy and concentration.
Playing badminton can be addictive as every time we miss the shuttlecock, it makes us want to practice the game more in order to excel. The game never makes anyone bored, and people tend to play more and more, which helps to stay in shape in addition to providing an energy boost to function perfectly throughout the day.
Badminton players across the globe
There are a number of players across the globe who are very good in badminton and are probably rated the topmost players in the world by BWF World Ranking. This ranking is for the player who participates in the BWF-organised tournaments, and it is given by the BWF itself. As I have grown up, the popularity of the sport has increased a lot, and when it became an Olympic sport, in the previous years of badminton games, it was mainly Chinese players who used to win the most and stay at the top, but in today world, there are a lot of players from different countries who have extraordinary skills and they have taken over the sport with time.
In the history of Badminton, BWF has played a very important role as it tries to make the sport better by making rules and regulations and also focusing on its applications. It is the Badminton World Federation that maintains an official world ranking for the players who play alone or those who play in pairs. The ranking is mostly based on the performance of the player over the years. Without BWF, the sport would not have been this interesting.
There are some players who make it to the topmost list and are some of the best players in badminton across the globe. Out of all the players that make it to the list, a few names never leave the list because of their extraordinary performances. One such name is a well-known player, Lin Dan.
It is believed by a lot of followers of badminton that Lin Dan was the best player who played in the men's singles category. He was a legendary Chinese player who won a lot of games and medals. The player won two gold medals consequently in the Olympics and also secured the first position in the Hong Kong East Asian Games. The incredible performance of the player won him the title of 'Super Dan' by one of his opponents. After that, the media and fans always used this name whenever he was praised for his successes.
My favorite player
Badminton has always been the best sport for me, and I am fond of all the players of this sport. Playing a sport like this which requires stamina, accuracy, talent, and good eyesight, is not an easy thing to do, and it is played worldwide for the amount of entertainment as well as excitement it offers. Whenever I hear the word 'Badminton', the one name that pops into my head immediately is 'P.V. Sindhu'. She is my favourite badminton player and currently the best in India. She is an inspiration to a lot of people who want to pursue their dreams. She is a great example for girls, and her story inspires us to dream big.
When Sindhu is in court, she glides from one side to the other and always manages to hit the shuttlecock. She never lets it land on her side of the court, winning her the game. Badminton is a sport which requires stamina, skills and good eyesight. This sport offers excitement and entertainment, and many across the world enjoy playing badminton. When we hear the word 'BADMINTON', the first name that comes to our mind is 'P.V.Sindhu'. Sindhu is my favourite badminton player. Just seeing her in the court makes me feel inspired. It's always a joy to watch her in court as she glides from side to side, hitting the shuttlecock right back, never letting it land on her side. P.V. Sindhu is the only Indian to become the badminton world champion now, and she is the pride of our country.
Badminton is a sport that has been played for a very long time. Even though there have been many alterations in the rules of the game since its invention, some rules of this game have never been changed and stayed as they were since ancient times. This sport offers a lot of health benefits and entertainment as well. It is a sport which doesn't require a lot of players, and it is not that expensive also as we only need to have a shuttlecock and rackets. The sport is not just a regular sport but a great exercise as it provides fitness for the mind and body. These benefits of the game make it my favourite and probably one of the most popular across the world.