Is there any rule that says you can't play with two rackets in badminton?

Are you off your meds again? Perhaps a frontal lobotomy would eliminate the need for pharmaceuticals. :evil:It's become even more apparent that you've no idea what you are talking about. Trying it a couple of times is not even worth mentioning -- you've not really experienced badminton.

I suspect that you are from the US (as am I) and so not have a global perspective of sports at all. In some parts of the world badminton is much more popular than tennis. In China, much of South-East Asia, Denmark, the UK and in other parts of Europe the top badminton players are very well known.

Even Martina Hingis was recently seen at the 2010 Badminton World Championships in Paris. In fact, many of the tennis greats of the past and present have been badminton players. Here is a story that appeared in the NY Times last year:

How Badminton Helped Federer’s Game

According to some sources, badminton, as a participation sport, easily surpasses tennis. According to a 2002 study,...

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Read the following text about badminton and then answer five questions.

They say that a game with a feathered ball was played in Greece some two thousand years ago. But the first evidence of this sport dates back to the 7th century. It was played in China. A Japanese game jianzi, one of the predecessors of badminton, was played with a feathered ball that was kicked over a net. In the Middle Ages, a game like badminton was very popular with children who tried to keep a feathered ball in the air with the help of a wooden paddle.

Where does the name “badminton” come from?
British soldiers played this game in Puna, an Indian city, in 1860's. They called it puna and it was played over the net with the help of rackets. At that time, the 8th Duke of Beaufort, Henry Somerset, used to organize tea parties at his mansion, Badminton House, and puna was played there very often. This game was also called battledore and shuttlecock. The battledore was a racket (a...

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A Badminton set is one of the most popular sporting goods. Badminton is supposedly one of the most played outdoor games in the world. Badminton is a game in which you need not have any professional training to play. Whether it is a picnic or a small family outing a badminton set is your companion for a day of fun.

Badminton sets come in different shapes and sizes. First of all one needs to know what is the equipment needed for making a badminton set. Badminton is a racket game and thus badminton rackets are the most important and indispensable part of the set.

The next thing which must be there in a badminton kit is a shuttlecock and of course the net. Without the shuttlecock and the net there cannot be any game of badminton. So, rackets and shuttle cock are the most vital equipments of the set.

While selecting a badminton racket, one must be very careful. Remember there is no hard and fast rule which says that an expensive racket will help you play a better...

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The badminton sport is a kind of similar sport to tennis but the differences between tennis and badminton that badminton sport's ball is not round like tennis ball and badminton ball is maden by goose-quill and it has a different shape and there is also some differences between both of them's rackets. Your aim in this sport is, to hit the ball way to the opponent'sarea. If your rival fails to strike it back, you will have the score. In first chapter of this game, the flash game fans had so much fun. You can play this game against to computer's players or against to your friend like you did on chapter first. You can be sure that game will take the place between your favorite flash games. Let's get started!

After the game is loaded, click "Play" button to go game's main menu. For playing as single, you click "


" button. For playing as two player, you click "


" button. Then you choose your game character and start to play.

Game controls as...

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You may have never picked up a badminton racket. Or perhaps you are accustomed to the gear used for outdoor badminton. Whatever the case may be the badminton equipment detailed in this guide will be standard equipment used in competitive badminton. There is a wide variety of shoes, shuttlecocks, and rackets that can affect how you play, or enjoy, the game. This guide will help familiarize you with equipment you’ll need and use.

Badminton Rackets

A racket is easily the most important piece of equipment you’ll use. Badminton rackets are typically made of lightweight metals. Higher-end rackets will be comprised of titanium or graphite to shave off some weight. Some facilities, like a community center, can lend you rackets and shuttlecocks at your request. You should, however, avoid these lower-end rackets, because they often will have three things wrong with them:

Heavy Weight: Not only will the additional weight make it more difficult to swing, it would also put...
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Badminton is a sport played with a racket and a shuttlecock.

The badminton origins are not completely clear at all, however there is a fairly accurate theory about it.

We can find some games with rackets and balls (or something similar) a long time ago, the first of them are dated in the V century BC, in China was played a game called Ti Jian Zi. The Greeks also played a similar game that was later taken to Malaysia and India.

But the modern version of Badminton seems to be coming from an Indian game called "POONA" (from the city of Pune), that was also played by the English officers posted there.

In 1877 in Gloucestershire (England) in the Beaufort Duke House, some English officers started to play in the living room, due to a rainy day, with tennis rackets and some champagne corks with some feathers stucked in it to make the cork flight slower. That house was known as "Badminton House" and thereafter that game would be known as "The Game of...

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The official badminton rules (as of May 2006, when the gamed switched from 15 points to 21 point rally scoring) are found here: This page also links to a complete historical archive of the rules – so you can check the rules which were adopted in 1873 in the Punjab if you wish! (These rules look pretty familiar – very much like the pre-2006 play to 15 points rules, but in the good old days if the shuttlecock hit the net you lost the point automatically whether it went over or not).

If you’re not sure how the 21 point rally scoring works then there’s a detailed explanation at For the traditionalists among you, for the old, 15 point scoring rules, best use the 1992 rules.

What happened between 1992 and 2006? There were experiments with alternatives such as...

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Hi Readers! Let’s help Bree! – L.

Dear fellow Free-Rangers,

I am thrilled to tell you that my daughter’s school is re-vamping recess to make it… FUN! That’s right, after years of cracking down on things like tag (no touching, someone might get hurt or feel violated), cartwheels (someone might get kicked), touch football (someone might take it too far and tackle another player), etc. we now have a new conversation is beginning.

It started with our principal asking parents how to make recess more safe and productive. When another Free-Ranger and I were the only parents who showed up to the strategy meeting with articles, research studies and statistics on the importance of free-play in childhood development, we got the support we were looking for to re-define safe as “Not actively/intentionally harming people or property” and productive as “Kids playing on their own without adult intervention.”


Now, we have two weeks to come back to the...

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By Lisa Gossage

The coroner’s report into the death of firefighter Derek Lovell criticises the ‘ambulance at the bottom of cliff approach’ of the current regulation around installation and use Refrigerants. What’s more, the risk of explosive fires around cool stores (and any other businesses using refrigerants, including supermarkets and bottle stores) is likely to increase as synthetic refrigerants, which are non-fl ammable, are increasingly replaced with highly flammable hydro carbons, to comply with the Emissions Trading Scheme requirements.

The coroner’s report into the tragic death of firefighter Derek Francis Lovell, who died as a result of injuries sustained in the explosion at the Tamahere Icepak Coolstore, has exposed glaring holes in the regulation around the use and installation of refrigerants.

In the report, the coroner Peter Ryan says, “Based on submissions presented to me it is my view that regulatory reform should be proactive in preventing such...

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