As early as 2000 years ago, a game similar to badminton appeared in China, India and other countries. It is called shuttlecock in China, Pune in India and shuttlecock cricket in Western Europe.
In the 1870s, British soldiers brought the Pune game they had learned in India back to the country for LEIsure and leisure activities.
It is said that at the end of the 14th century, there was a sport in Japan where cherry was inserted with beautiful feathers as a ball, and the two fought back and forth with boards. This is the original form of badminton.
In 1877, bath badminton club was founded in England, and the first edition of badminton rules was published in England.
In 1893, the world's first badminton association was established in England. In 1899, the association held the first "all England Badminton Championship", held once a year, which has been followed up to now.
At the beginning of the 20th century, badminton spread from Scandinavia to the Commonwealth countries, to Asia, America, Oceania, and finally to Africa.
In 1934, the International Badminton Federation was established with its headquarters in London.
In 1939, the International Badminton Federation adopted the badminton competition rules which all Member States abide by.
From 1920s to 1940s, badminton in European and American countries developed rapidly, among which the level of Britain, Denmark, the United States and Canada is quite high. In the 1950s, Asian badminton developed rapidly, and Malaysia won the championship of Thomas Cup twice. At the same time, the Indonesian team made innovations in technology and playing methods, and soon gained the dominant position. After the 1960s, the development of badminton gradually moved to Asia.
In May 1981, the International Badminton Federation restored China's legal seat in the International Badminton Federation, which opened a new page in the history of international badminton, and entered the glorious era of Chinese badminton players dominating the world.
In 1988 Seoul Olympic Games (the 24th), badminton was listed as a performance event;
In 1992, Barcelona Olympic Games (25th) was listed as an official event;
In 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games (the 26th) mixed doubles were included in the competition. Since then, badminton has entered a new period of development.
In 2006, the new rules of badminton were put into effect after three months of trial. Thomas and Uber cups were first used in that year.
In 2010, the first LED light-emitting badminton developed by gmtlight was born. The light-emitting switch is vibration type. Badminton enthusiasts can play badminton on the outdoor lawn in the dark night.
In 2015, the second generation of luminous badminton was successfully put into the market, and the brightness and switch were improved. The material was nylon material, with good transparency, durability and low price, which made outdoor badminton at night enter a new era of entertainment and sports.