Badminton (Sport)

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Every nation has their dream to become the international winner and introduce themselves as a Champion, that is why whenever a tournament or World Championship is held, the nation becomes united and support their respective player or team in a well enthusiastic manner to back up the team. Same is the case with Pakistan.[1] Same is the case with  -   Pakistan Pakistan has good name and reputation in different games especially in Cricket, Hockey, Snooker, Squash. But unfortunately Pakistan couldn’t get through in Badminton at International level.

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Type: Racquet sport
Date: 1953
Abbreviation: PBF
Founded: 1953
Affiliation: Badminton World Federation
Regional : Badminton Asia Confederation
Headquarters: Lahore
President: Mian Iftikhar Hussain
Secretary: Adil Abdullah Khan Rokhri
First played: 19th century
Team members: Singles or doubles
Equipment: Shuttlecock, racquet
Olympic: 1992 – present
Badminton Types: .Indoor and Outdoor.Badminton is often played as a casual outdoor activity in a yard or on a beach; formal games are played on a rectangular indoor court.
Judgement: One umpire, one service judge and nine line judges.
Game Developed: The game developed in British India
playing Types: Mens Singles, Mens Doubles, Womens Singles, Womens Doubles, Mixed Doubles.
Court Rule: The full width of the court is 6.1 metres (20 ft), and in singles this width is reduced to 5.18 metres (17 ft). The full length of the court is 13.4 metres (44 ft)
Net Rule: The net is 1.55 metres (5 ft 1 inch) high at the edges and 1.524 metres (5 ft) high in the centre.
Racquets: Badminton racquets are lightweight, with top quality racquets weighing between 70 and 95 grams (2.5 and 3.4 ounces) not including grip or strings.
Strings: Badminton strings are thin, high performing strings with thicknesses ranging from about 0.62 to 0.73 mm.
Grip: The choice of grip allows a player to increase the thickness of their racquet handle and choose a comfortable surface to hold.
Shuttlecock: A shuttlecock (often abbreviated to shuttle; also called a birdie) is a high-drag projectile, with an open conical shape: the cone is formed from sixteen overlapping feathers embedded into a rounded cork base.


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Badminton
Badminton

History

Pakistan Badminton Federation was formed in 1953. Mr. Sultan F. Hussain was the first Secretary General and Nawab Mamdot first President of Pakistan Badminton Federation, participated in first Thomas Cup 1954, when it beat Sri Lanka 9-0.Shamshad Ali, Lateef Gania, Irshad Ahmad, Menen Soares, Saeed Malik and Rustam arucha represented Pakistan. Later Prominent Pakistan Badminton players were Nazir Rajput, Akram Beg, Masood Khan, S. Naqi Mohsin, Salah ud din and Fazal Haq. In the Ladies Elsie Hunt, Talat Sultana, Nighat Sultana, Ismat Saeed and Ghazala Wadood were prominent players having won the titles a number of times. The golden period of Badminton was when S. Naqi Mohsin took over as Secretary General in 1973. During his period Pakistan Badminton Team put up the best ever performance in 1974 Asian Games held in Tehran, Iran. Pakistan beat Japan 3-0 and Korea 3-1 and reached the semifinals. Japan and Korea were considered Badminton Giants. [2] The golden period of -   Badminton

Basic Imformation About PBF

Pakistan Badminton Federation (PBF) is the national governing body for the management and development of the Badminton game in the country. PBF was formed in 1953 and started its activities in the same year. Nawab Mamdot and Mr. Sultan F. Hussain became the first President and Secretary General of the Federation respectively. PBF is affiliated with the World Badminton Federation (WBF) and Badminton Asia Confederation (BAC).[3] Basic Imformation About PBF  Awais Zahid and Palwasha Basheer are the current National Badminton Champions and Awais Zahid and Mahoor Shahzad are current Pakistan  Number 1. Other prominent players are  Murad Ali ,Abdur Rehman,Rizwan Azam,Irfan Saeed,Azeem Sarwar,Raja Husnain,Hashir Bashir  in Men and Khizra Rasheed,Saima Waqas , Sehram Akram , Sara Mahmand and Javeria Tahir  in Ladies.

Work of PBF

Badminton
Badminton
Unfortunately with the change in PBF office bearers, the tempo could not be maintained and the standard declined to such an extend that Pakistan Badminton Team slipped 120 in World Ranking.In July 2002, the new Badminton Federation came into being with Saiyed Mohib Asad as its President and Aamer Hayat Khan Rokhri as its Secretary General. S. Naqi Mohsin was elected as Senior vice President. It was with the combined efforts of these gentlemen, that a new spirit was infused in the game. During the short period of two years, Pakistan Badminton players were sent to participate in Eight International Tournament. Six All Pakistan Ranking, Tournament and two Nationals were held with cash prizes of over one hundred thousand rupees in each tournament. [4] S. Naqi Mohsin was elected - as Senior Saiyed Mohib Asad and Aamer Hayat Khan Rokhri were elected President and Secretary General of South East Asian Badminton Federation. 

In July 2002

In July 2002, the new Badminton Federation came into being with Saiyed Mohib Asad as its President and Aamer Hayat Khan Rokhri as its Secretary General. S. Naqi Mohsin was elected as Senior vice President. It was with the combined efforts of these gentlemen, that a new spirit was infused in the game. During the short period of two years, Pakistan Badminton players were sent to participate in Eight International Tournament. Six All Pakistan Ranking, Tournament and two Nationals were held with cash prizes of over one hundred thousand rupees in each tournament.[5] In July 2002  Saiyed Mohib Asad  and Aamer Hayat Khan Rokhri were elected President and Secretary General of South East Asian Badminton Federation. Wajid Ali and Asma Butt are the current National Champions. Other prominent players are Omer Zeeshan, Ahsan Qamar, Muhammad Waqas Ahmad, Tahir Ishaque, Ashraf Masih and Rizwan Asghar Rana in Men and Ayesha Akram, Usma Butt, Farzana Saleem and Saima Manzoor in Ladies. Ayesha Akram won Bronze medal in Ladies Singles of First Islamic countries International Tournament held in Tehran in January 2005.

Goldenperiodof Badminton

The golden period of Badminton was when S. Naqi Mohsin took over as Secretary General in 1973. During his period Pakistan Badminton Team put up the best ever performance in 1974 Asian Games held in Tehran, Iran. Pakistan beat Japan 3-0 and Korea 3-1 and reached the semifinals. Japan and Korea were considered Badminton Giants. Hassan Shaheed and Javed Iqbal were sent by PBF to participate in four European International Tournaments, where they reached the quarter finals in Men's Doubles. Hassan Shaheed beat European champion in All England championships. Tariq, Wadood, undoubtedly the best Badminton player of Pakistan was sent to peoples Republic of China with the Pakistan Badminton team. Later on Tariq Wadood reached the finals in the Badminton championship held in Beijing China in 1978. Mr. S. Naqi Mohsin was elected Vice President, Asian Badminton Confederation and was elected member Executive Council of International Badminton Fedreation in 1975, the only Pakistani to achieve this distinction. [6] Golden period  of Badminton 

Achievements

  • In 1974, the Pakistan Badminton Team put up their best ever performance in the Asian Games held in Tehran, Iran. Pakistan beat Japan 3-0 and Korea 3-1 and reached the semi finals whereas Japan and Korea were considered Badminton Giants.[7] Achievements -  Achievements 
  • Hassan Shaheed and Javed Iqbal participated in four European International Tournaments and reached the quarter finals in Men's Doubles. Hassan Shaheed beat European Champion in All England Championships.
  • In 1978, Mr. Tariq Wadood reached the final of the Badminton Championship, held in Beijing, China.
  • Ayesha Akram won a Bronze medal in Ladies Singles at the First Islamic Countries International Tournament held in Tehran in January 2005.
  • 10th South Asian Games, Colombo, Sri Lanka, won Bronze medal. In 2010 Palwasha Bashir managed to secure the bronze medal in the women's singles event at the South Asian Games held in Dhaka

International badminton

The Pakistan International is an international badminton tournament held in Pakistan organised by Pakistan Badminton Federation.In 2004, this tournament known as Pakistan Satellite and the International Badminton Federation has graded the tournament with "A grade" and its points would be included in world rangking.This tournament also became the stage for Pakistani players to compete and see their performance in international event.

Rules of Badminton

Games begin with an underarm serve, with the first server decided by a coin toss. The server aims to clear the net and land the shuttlecock in the opposite service area. The opponent must return before it hits the ground. [8]  Rules of Badminton  The rally then continues until a player wins the point by hitting the shuttlecock onto the court on the opponent's side, or forces their opponent to hit the shuttlecock either into the net or out of play. Badminton's scoring system changed in December 2005. Previously players could only score a point on their own service. Under the new "rally point" system, a player can gain a point even if they did not serve for that particular point. Games are played up to 21 points. If each player reaches 20 points, the game continues until one player is two points ahead. If both players reach 29 points, the next point is the winner. Matches are decided on the best of three games.