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Badminton was invented in the 1860s by the daughters of the Duke of Beaufort, based loosely on an ancient game called "battledore and shuttlecock" and using the same equipment.

It was named after their dad's summer mansion, Badminton House in Gloucestershire, England, where they first played it.

The dimensions of the modem official badminton court, 44 feet long and 17 feet wide, reportedly match those of the room where the young women developed the game.

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The badminton was first played in 17th century in Gloucestershire in England at a place called 'BADMINTON'. The first badminton club was also established in BATH (England) in the year 1873.

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