The history of badminton can be traced to India to England (where Badminton was the country seat of the Duke of Beaufort). Though introduced to New York in 1878, the game gained greater enthusiastic support following World War I, as American and Canadian soldiers who learned the game in England continued to play and taught the game to others. It can be easily (and inexpensively) set up and can be played by all ages. In this book, Jackson and Swan provide details (well illustrated) on proper grip and strokes, serving stance, directing the bird in flight, rules of the game and court layout, and general game strategy. This is an excellent introduction to the game and should provide the badminton enthusiast with plenty of insight into bettering their game play. This is a reprint of the 1939 edition.