Ready to take your badminton IQ from ‘shuttle-shocked’ to ‘racket-wizard’? We’ve got a quiz that’ll have you leaping like a pro and smashing answers faster than you can say ‘birdie’! Get your grip ready, flex those quads, and let’s serve up some trivia that’ll have you shouting ‘game, set, match!’ before you know it!
1. In which year did badminton make its Olympic debut?
2. Which nation holds the most Olympic badminton medals?
3. What’s the highest speed ever recorded for a badminton smash?
4. What is the name of the international organization that governs badminton?
5. What kind of shuttlecock is preferred in professional badminton?
6. Who is considered the patriarch of modern badminton?
7. The world’s first badminton club was established in which country?
8. What shape is a standard badminton court?
9. What is the largest number of players allowed on a doubles badminton team?
10. How high should a serve be struck in badminton according to official rules?
11. Who won the men’s singles Olympic badminton gold medal in 2008?
12. How many feathers are traditionally used to make a feathered shuttlecock?
13. What minimum height must the shuttlecock reach when served?
14. How wide is a standard badminton singles court?
15. Which player is known for winning the All England Open Badminton Championships 10 times?
16. Who is the author of the book “Winning Badminton”?
17. In which country was badminton invented?
18. What’s the typical duration of a professional badminton match?
19. What is the name of the famous badminton tournament held annually in England?
20. Who was the first non-Asian woman to win an Olympic medal in badminton?
21. How many players are there in a standard badminton doubles match?
22. What is the traditional material used for making badminton rackets?
23. What is the first color of badminton shuttlecock approved by the BWF for international play?
24. What is the most common reason for changing the shuttlecock during a match?
25. Who won the first badminton mixed doubles Olympic gold?
26. What is the “21-point rally scoring system”?
27. Who was the first European man to win an Olympic medal in badminton?
28. How many points does a game of badminton go up to?
29. What’s the name of the serve that skims the net in badminton?
30. Which badminton player holds the record for the most consecutive weeks as world No.1?
31. What are the three common types of grips in badminton?
32. Which country first formulated the rules of badminton?
33. What is the minimum height for a legal serve?
34. Who is the first player to win an Olympic medal in badminton for India?
35. What is the first name of the first player who won the All England Championship in 1899?
36. What is the record number of consecutive wins in men’s singles at the All England Open?
37. What type of flooring is officially approved for international badminton?
38. What was the first country to include women’s badminton in its national championships?
39. What material is commonly used to make the strings of a badminton racket?
40. What is the minimum weight of a standard shuttlecock?
41. What term is used when a player wins a game starting from a love-all score and the opponent scores zero?
42. Which brand made the first carbon fiber badminton racket?
43. What’s the most expensive badminton racket ever sold?
44. What is the earliest known name for the game of badminton?
45. What is the maximum length allowed for a badminton racket?
46. What is the highest number of matches ever played in a single badminton tournament?
47. Which country won the first Thomas Cup?
48. Who was the first non-Asian player to win the men’s singles title at the All England Championship?
49. In which year was badminton included in the Commonwealth Games?
50. What’s the longest badminton match ever recorded?
51. Who holds the record for the most Olympic gold medals in badminton?
52. What is the diameter of a standard badminton shuttlecock?
53. Which country has won the most Sudirman Cup titles?
54. Who is known as the “father of badminton” in India?
55. What’s the weight of a standard badminton racket?
56. Who was the first female badminton player to compete in five Olympics?
57. Which company is the biggest producer of shuttlecocks?
58. What is the name of the line that runs widthwise in the middle of the court?
59. Which country has the most All England Open titles?
60. Who is the youngest winner of the All England Open men’s singles title?
61. What is the maximum number of games in a traditional badminton match?
62. Which country hosted the first Thomas Cup?
63. How many types of serves are there in badminton?
64. Who holds the record for the fastest badminton smash in men’s singles?
65. What is the minimum height for a badminton net?
66. What is the term used for hitting the shuttlecock so it rises sharply and drops vertically on the other side?
67. Which country hosts the Yonex All England Open?
68. How many types of grips are commonly used in badminton?
69. What is the shortest match in badminton history?
70. What material was traditionally used for badminton strings?
71. Which hand technique is often used to hit shots that are close to the net?
72. Which country has won the most Thomas Cup titles?
73. What material is usually used for making high-quality badminton strings?
74. What’s the recommended tension for a badminton racket’s strings for professional players?
75. What is the minimum width of the lines defining the court dimensions?
76. What is the scoring system called in badminton?
77. Which player holds the record for the most All England titles?
78. What’s the term for a deceptive shot that is made to look like a powerful stroke but lacks pace?
79. Which side of the shuttlecock’s skirt should face upwards before serving?
80. How many times has badminton been included in the Commonwealth Games?
81. What is the standard height of a badminton net?
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