Badminton originated as a folk game of some ethnic groups in South Asia and Southeast Asia about 2000 years ago.
According to Chinese documents, badminton originated from the Indian game Poona. This game is widely popular in Poona region and has the same predecessor as today’s badminton. When playing this game, people use a wooden board to hit a ball woven with velvet thread, with feathers attached to it, and two people hit each other back and forth.
In the 60s of the 19th century, some serving British officers brought this game from India to England and gradually changed the way it was played. In 1873 in the Badminton region of England, an army officer popularized this game to the aristocrats of the region. Due to the attractiveness of the game, it soon became widely popular throughout England. Badminton has since become the English name for badminton.