Welcome to Tellico Badminton Club
Where you'll find exercise, fun and friendship
The Tellico Village Badminton Club is made up of players from all ages, teens to seniors. Player skills range from novice to expert. Our membership includes several Senior Olympics medalists. Our core group, mostly senior men and women living in Tellico Village, predominantly plays games with two players on each side of the court. Often, these games will use a "mixed doubles" format, that is, including a male and female on each team.
We are a fun group who loves to play badminton...and socialize when off the court. Several times a year our Social Director organizes gatherings where we mingle, eat great food, and enjoy animated conversation. Club members have formed many long-lasting friendships over the years.
Monday court time is reserved for "friendly" games. Games on Mondays are less competitive with an emphasis on just having a good time. Players are encouraged to practice new shots on this day. All skill levels may participate in the Monday games.
The Club plays its games in the Chota Recreation Center gymnasium. Our members enjoy a comfortable place to play whatever the weather is outside!!! Scheduled court times are available daily from Monday through Saturday. Members choose how often they want to play. Some play every day---they can't resist a game whenever the badminton net goes up!
High-level, competitive players take to the gym floor on Thursday nights. It's worth a visit to watch badminton played at its finest and discover how action-packed the game can be.
History of Badminton
Remember the days when family and friends gathered in the back yard for a game of badminton? What fun we had hitting the "birdie" back and forth. We'd play for hours, young and old. If you could hold a racket in your hand, you played in a game. You could hear the laughter and excitement of the game from a block away. Smiles were pasted on everyone's face.
Did you know the game of badminton can be traced back to the games of Battledore and Shuttlecock that were played in ancient Greece over 2,000 years ago? Players in those games batted a cork filled with feathers back and forth in the air using paddles. The idea of the games was to keep the cork "ball" in the air for the longest period of time possible. The game we now know as badminton began in the 19th century (1870) and was named by the Duke of Beaufort after Badminton House in Gloucestershire where it was played at a lawn party.
Badminton was first played in the United States in 1878. The American Badminton Association (ABA) was formed in 1936. And in 1938, the ABA joined the International Badminton Federation. In 1978, the ABA officially changed its name to the U.S. Badminton Association.
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