The name of the person who invented Badminton isn't known. However, it is known that it was invented in India, and originally called 'Poona.' British soldiers stationed in India during the Raj learned to play the game, and brought the rules and equipment back to England when they returned. The Duke of Beaufort is credited with introducing the name 'Badminton' in 1873. His estate was known as Badminton, and people who played the game there, started calling it 'that Badminton game.'
The sport/game of badminton was derived from the game of poona. British soldiers played the game while in India. After going home they described the game to their friends and family. The Duke of Beaufort enjoyed playing the game on his estate, which was called Badminton. It became popular among the British elite and was named 'The Badminton Game'.
Badminton began in the mid-18th century when a net was added to the game called "Battledore and Shuttlecock". It was also called "Poona" as it was particularly popular in the town of Poona (now Pune). The game then became known as "Badminton Battledore" in about 1860 and then "Badminton" when played in 1873 at Badminton House.
poona change into badminton....badminton was started in India during that time they called it POONA..british soldiers played the game while in India. after going home they described the game to their friends and family. the duke of beaufort enjoyed playing the game on his state which was called badminton.it became popular among the british state and was named "THE BADMINYON GAME"
"in the 19th century, a game similar to tennis was played in India. It was called poona. Poona was brought to England by English soldiers stationed in India.Then in 1873, the English Duke of Beaufort held a party at Badminton, his country estate, where a slightly different form of this game was played for the first time. Since the first matches of the new game were played at Badminton, the new game became known as "the game at Badminton," and later as "badminton."SOURCE: http://www.bigsiteofamazingfacts.com/how-did-badminton-get-its-name
badminton manner where the lord came back from India where they played another version of the game
Christopher Badminton, but I think he was known as Chrissy.
Badminton began in India with a game known as Poona. Poona was a competitive sport that British Army officers learned and brought back to England. It started its fame in the early 1870s
The game called something like Poona (??) originally played in India and brought into England by the army. And the Duke of Beaufort played the first Badminton game in his house party and became popular after that. Click on the 'Badminton' link on this page to read about the game and its history.
Badminton as we know it was invented in India by a group of British soldiers, who took a champagne cork and attached feathers to it, and started hitting it back and forth with the bottles. Official rules for the game were written around 1873. This game then went to England and was eventually called "Badminton" from "Badminton House" in what is now known as Avon. Prior to the name change it was called "poona", named after the place in India where it was first played. Variations of the theme (hitting an object and keeping it from touching the ground) were played in ancient Greece and China centuries earlier, but the game of badminton as we know it had its beginnings in the city of Pune near Mumbai.