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SPEED OF SHUTTLE

Badminton is the fastest racquet sport in the world, the shuttle can reach speeds in excess of 493 kilometers.

1.1 BILLION

More than 1.1 billion people watched the 1992 Olympic Badminton competition on television.

DUCK DUCK GOOSE

The best shuttlecocks are made from the feathers from the left wing of a goose.

ORIGINS

The official game of Badminton was born in a stately home in Gloucestershire, England, home of the Duke of Beaufort.

FREQUENT FLYER

During an average top-level match players hit the shuttle roughly 400 times.

POPULARITY CONTEST

760,000 Americans call badminton their favorite sport, and more than 11.2 million Americans played the sport at least once a year.

LONG DISTANCE

Players can travel several miles around the court in a competitive match.

Badminton is the second most popular sport in the world, after soccer

BADMINTON IS FOR LIFE

One of the few sports that you can play for life. BNS now has programming for kids as young as 5.

BOYS & GIRLS

Singles, doubles & mixed provides social opportunities for all cultures, backgrounds and genders.

BADMINTON IS EVERYWHERE

It is inexpensive, easy to grasp the basics and everywhere; courts are found across the province in almost every gym.