The First All-England Mixed Doubles Trophy from 1899.

The First All-England Mixed Doubles Trophy from 1899 The All-England Mixed Doubles Championship Challenge Cup has recently been acquired by the...

Visit the National Badminton Museum, Milton Keynes, England.

Visit the National Badminton Museum, Milton Keynes, England.Photos: - Geoff Hinder                                                         Click on...

2024 Yonex All-England Badminton Championships – 125th Anniversary Championships -With a Royal Visit.

2024 Yonex All-England Badminton Championships.               125th Anniversary Championships.   With a Royal Visit.                          The...

1999 Centenary Yonex All-England Championships

Photos: - Peter Richardson                                                Click on images to enlarge1999 Centenary Yonex All-England Championships ...

The First All-England Badminton Club in 1875

The First All-England Badminton Club in 1875 In 1875 Wimbledon was just a croquet club known as the All-England Croquet Club. At this time croquet...

Table Badminton

Table BadmintonThe first record of Table Badminton that we can trace appeared in the Lawn Tennis and Badminton magazine, in March 1901 - "Whiff...

What is it?

Victorian Skirt Lifter The advent of the skirt lifter in 1846 was met with immediate success, this device usually made of brass, appeared as a pair...

Presentation Set of Battledore Game

The National Badminton Museum has a Battledore Set circa 1870 on display at the Museum in Milton Keynes. The set was originally sold by William...

2023 Yonex All-England Badminton Championships

2023 Yonex All-England Badminton ChampionshipsAN Se Young (Korea) and CHEN Yu Fei (China). It had been 27 years since Korea has had a woman’s...

The First Ever All-England Badminton Men’s Singles Champion

The First Ever All-England Badminton Men’s Singles ChampionSydney Howard SmithAt the first All-England Badminton Championships in 1899 it was only...

The History of Reinforced Shuttlecocks Ltd – RSL

The History of Reinforced Shuttlecocks Ltd – RSLPhoto: - Victor Burness CollectionSouth Norwood, London in the middle part of the 20th century was...

Barrel Shuttlecocks

Barrel ShuttlecocksSLAZENGER ‘Regulation’ Barrel Shuttlecock  Circa 1907.F. H. AYRES ‘Association’ Barrel Shuttlecock  Circa 1907.‘Regulation’...

The First Player to Wear Shorts at the All-England

The First Player to Wear Shorts at the All-England Raymond ‘Bill’ White was the first player to play at the All-England Badminton Championships...

Families Reunite Trophies after 87 years

On a visit to the National Badminton Museum at Milton Keynes, the families of Betty Uber and Donald Hume would reunite the All-England Mixed Doubles...

New Display Cases at the National Badminton Museum

New Display Cases at the National Badminton Museum The National Badminton Museum has new display cases. The money for these new display cases has...

G A T Racket

Slazenger G.A.T. RacketPhoto: - Geoff Hinder                                          Click on images to enlarge The National Badminton Museum has...

2022 Yonex All-England Badminton Championships

2022 Yonex All-England Badminton Championships Just before the start of the 2022 Yonex All-England Badminton Championships the Badminton World...

Morten Frost

Morten Frost   Badminton England has announced that Morten Frost from Denmark, the four times Yonex All-England men’s singles champion will...

Yoneyama Rackets

Yoneyama King Dia RacketPhotos: - Geoff Hinder                                                                                                     ...

Mid-Head Racket

Carlton Mid-Head Racket   In 1983 the Carlton Sports Company launched their new Mid-Head racket; the racket had a 227mm x 185 mm aluminium head with...

Badminton at the Commonwealth Games

Badminton at the Commonwealth Games The first Commonwealth Games (originally called British Empire Games) was held at Hamilton, Ontario, Canada in...

Louis Ross

Louis Ross, the badminton photographer has left a legacy to the National Badminton Museum.Louis Ross sat on his famous wooden stool. Photos: - Steve...

The All-England that was Won with a Racket with Two Shafts

Sondico BX4000 Twinshaft Racket Photo: - Geoff Hinder                                                                                               ...

The First Thomas Cup Final

The First Thomas Cup FinalIn 1939 Sir George Thomas who was the president of the International Badminton Federation (now Badminton World Federation...

The History of Badminton at the Olympic Games

The History of Badminton at the Olympic Games. 1972 Munich Olympic Games. Demonstration Sport.It was only in the mid-1960s that efforts were made to...

2021 Yonex All-England Badminton Championships- With no spectators!

2021 Yonex All-England Badminton Championships- With no spectators! The 2021 Yonex All-England Championships would be the first time in its 111th...

The First Great All-England Champion – Muriel Lucas

The First Great All-England Champion - Muriel Lucas Muriel Lucas was born in 1877, she was the daughter of General Sir Alfred Lucas K.C.B. and Lady...

Leather Base Battledore Shuttlecock

The National Badminton Museum has recently acquired a very rare c1860s leather base battledore shuttlecockThe shuttlecock has a brown leather base...

Badminton Unlimited 300 – Film – ‘The Story of Badminton’

Badminton Unlimited 300 – Film - ‘The Story of Badminton’Gill Clark MBE introduces the Badminton Unlimited 300 – Film - ‘The Story of Badminton’...

From Umbrellas to Badminton Rackets.

In 1949 the world-famous umbrella manufacturer Samuel Fox and Company produced the ‘Silver Fox’ stainless-steel badminton racket. Photos: - Geoff...

1 Dozen Shuttlecocks from 1830 to 1893

1 Dozen Shuttlecocks from 1830 to 1893Photos: - Geoff Hinder                                                                                 Click...

Svend Pri – The All-England Champion who was Overcome with Joy

Svend Pri - The All-England Champion who was Overcome with Joy  Svend Pri from Denmark started playing at the All-England in 1965, under the...

2020 Yonex All-England Badminton Championships

2020 Yonex All-England Championships Men’s Singles Final: -  The 26-year-old great Dane Viktor Axelsen fulfilled his childhood dream as he romped to...

The History of the All-England Badminton Championships

The History of the All England Badminton Championships The first Championships were played at the London Scottish Drill Hall in 1899 with only...

The Racket that Changed Badminton

The Racket that Changed Badminton in 1966 - Carlton 3.9 The Carlton Sports Company who had been making their nylon shuttles since the 1950s in 1966...

Donald Hume – A Great Champion in the 1930s

Donald Hume - A Great Champion in the 1930sDonald Charles Hume started to play badminton at the age of 16, when he joined the Alexandra Palace...

Thomas Cup Badminton Fit for the Queen

Thomas Cup  Badminton Fit for the Queen  England, after hosting the inaugural Thomas Cup Final contest at Preston in 1949 again had the honour in...

A Later Version of the Hazell’s Streamline Blue Star Racket

Hazell’s Streamline Blue Star Mark 2 Racket     circa 1936  The National Badminton Museum has recently acquired a later version of the Hazell’s...

Early Ball Badminton and Shuttle Badminton in India

EARLY BALL BADMINTON AND SHUTTLE BADMINTON IN INDIA There are two games called Badminton in India, there is the game as we know it called Shuttle...

The All-England Badminton Championships that was Played on Ice

    1947- THE ALL ENGLAND - That was Played on Ice. In 1939 the Badminton Association of England decided that their All-England venue at the Royal...

Badminton in a Prisoner of War Camp

This article by Peter Birtwistle appeared in the October 1947 Badminton Gazette. Peter Birtwistle a tireless badminton administrator, whose...

SIR GEORGE THOMAS – A Legend as a Player, Administrator and Gentlemen

                                  SIR GEORGE THOMAS The measure of the extraordinary qualities of this man goes far beyond the number of badminton...

Marjorie Henderson – All-England Champion

  Marjorie Henderson nee Bell with her doubles partner Thelma Kingsbury dominated woman's badminton in the 1930s. They won the All-England...

The First Ever International Badminton Match

The First Ever International Badminton Match.   Ireland vs England was played on January 31st 1903, at the Earlsfort Skating Rink, Dublin. At the...

Generous Donation to the National Badminton Museum

At the 2020 Yonex All-England Badminton Championships, the Nippon Badminton Association made a very generous donation to the National Badminton...

All-England Record Breaker – Rudy Hartono

               Photo: - Peter Richardson        RUDY HARTONO Rudy Hartono one of the truly great All England champions. In 1976 Rudy Hartono from...

Betty Uber

Betty Uber, who dominated Women’s badminton in the 1930s and won a total of 13 All England Championship titles. Click on images to enlarge.Betty...

The National Badminton Museum at the Yonex All-England Badminton Championships

The National Badminton Museum Display Stand on the Concourse at the  Yonex All-England Badminton Championships at Birmingham.    Click on...

1899 – The First All-England Badminton Championships.

       1899 – THE FIRST ALL ENGLAND BADMINTON CHAMPIONSHIPS.  The idea for the All-England Badminton Championships was conceived one year...

Yonex All-England Badminton Championships – Venues

          All-England Badminton Championships - Venues. Click on images to enlarge.1.  LONDON SCOTTISH REGIMENT DRILL HALL, BUCKINGHAM GATE, LONDON....
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