Badminton is a racket sport which uses a shuttlecock (or often referred to as a shuttle) instead of a round ball. It can be played as an individual game (singles) or a team sport (doubles). The aim of the game is to get the shuttle across the net into an area of the court where your opponent(s) cannot reach it before it hits the ground.
There are ancient games similar to badminton that it has roots in, the Chinese "Ti Jian Zi" from 5th Century B.C. being one of them, and the Indian "Poona" being another. The English started playing Poona in England in 1860, and the sport gets its name from "Badminton House", where the daughters of the Duke of Beauford first played badminton. It appeared as a demonstration sport in the 1972 Munich Olympic Games, and was established as an official sport in the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games.
Hong Kong Badminton Association
The badminton events at the 9th Asia Pacific Deaf Games will be organised with the support of Hong Kong Badminton Association, who are not only responsible for selecting athletes in the sport to represent Hong Kong in competitions of different levels, but also in training coaches, judges and organising sporting activities. There are presently 224 registered coaches in Hong Kong and 244 registered judges; over 270,000 people participated in events organised by the Hong Kong Badminton Association in the past year.
MA ON SHAN SPORTS CENTRE
31.10.2019 - 5.11.2019
Located at 14 On Chun Street, Ma On Shan, Sha Tin, the Ma On Shan Sports Centre was open to the public on 1 October 2004. Occupying a gross area of 6,390 M2, the Sports Centre is well-equipped with a wide range of leisure facilities for hiring by individuals and organizations. Moreover, various sports and recreation programmes are held in the Sports Centre each month for public participation.