Ocasia logo


Badminton is a sport played with a racket and a shuttlecock (a feathered target in replacement of a ball).

It can be played in singles (2 people) or doubles (4 people).

It is played on a rectangular court that is divided by a net.

Players score points by hitting the shuttlecock with the racket so it hits the floor over the net on the opponents' half of the court.

The shuttlecock may only be struck once by each side before it passes over the net.

The player or team with the most points wins. Badminton was incorporated into the Asian Games in 1962.



Kind-hearted PV Sindhu helps fight COVID-19
27 Mar 2020

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 27, 2020: World champion with a big heart – that’s India’s badminton ace PV Sindhu!

With India battling the COVID-19 outbreak in a 21-day lockdown, the 24-year-old sports superstar stepp.....

Badminton Asia Championships in Manila postponed
23 Mar 2020

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 23, 2020: Following last week’s announcement that the Badminton World Federation was suspending all HSBC BWF World Tour and other BWF-sanctioned tournaments from Monday, March 16 until Sunda.....