About Ball Badminton
Ball Badminton – the fast paced racket game
Ball Badminton, the fast paced racket game is a native sport of India. The game was played as early as 1856 by the royal family in Tanjore, the capital of Thanjavur district in Tamil Nadu, India. It became popular, commanding the interest of the Maharaja of Tanjore. The game attracted many players from southern India, and is about as well-known as cricket in that part of the country. It started at Tanjore, Tamilnadu and eventually spread through Puduchery, Andhrapradesh, Karnataka and now towards the north parts of India.
Ball Badminton is a racket game, played with a yellow ball made of wool, on a court of fixed dimensions (12 by 24 meters) divided by a net. It enjoys the greatest popularity in India. Ball Badminton is a fast-paced game; it demands skill, quick reflexes, good judgment, agility, and the ability to control the ball with one’s wrist. This is the toughest game among the other racket games which needs more control on your wrist and active mind during the game. Typical Ball Badminton is played by two teams each of five players, however there are also single and double games.
Ball Badminton usually played outdoors during the day. As a result weather conditions wield a considerable influence, and Ball Badminton’s rules allow the effects of weather conditions to be distributed more-or-less evenly between both teams. More recently, indoor versions of the game have been played under artificial lighting. All-India tournaments are conducted regularly using floodlights in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Andhra Pradesh, and Karnataka.
The BBF (Ball Badminton Federation of India) was among the first three sports federations along with the Indian Athletic Federation and the Indian Hockey Federation to form the Indian Olympic Association in 1961. The first national championship by BBF was conducted at Hyderabad in 1956 and it keeps conducting the national tournaments every year. Initially the tournament was conducted at senior level and later the junior and sub-junior levels are introduced.
CDBBA is aggressively taking role on promoting the game by conducting regular tournaments, producing players, arranging coaches to schools/colleges/clubs, increasing opportunities for players and doing other promotional activities. CDBBA also works with TNBBA (Tamilnadu Ball Badminton Association) by supporting on various promotional activities.