Like many other racquet sports,badminton also has its own history. Badminton got its name from Badminton House in Gloucestershire, England- the home of the Duke of Beufort, where the sport was played in the last century. The first major tournament was the Thomas Cup(worlds men team championship) in 1948. In the 5th century BC, the people in China then played a game called “ti jian zi”.
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