UT Badminton club

Thank you and welcome to Badminton Club at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. We are glad that you have taken the initiative to join our club that offers the world's fastest racquet sport.

For those new to this site, the flight of the shuttlecock, a missile of cork and goose feather that players volley across the net has been recorded at speeds of 260 kilometers per hour. Speed, agility and lightning-fast reflexes are essential to the game. Add stamina too - players have been known to cover more than six kilometers in a single match.

While contemporary badminton first appeared in the mid-19th century, it evolved from the game battledore and shuttlecock, which can be traced back to ancient Greece, China, Japan and India.

Especially popular in Asia and Europe today, badminton became a full competition sport at the Olympic Games in 1992 attracting over a billion viewers.

Want to know the difference between the "backyard" and "real" badminton? Check this video out.

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