Badminton is a very popular racket game played by all categories of male and female in the singles and doubles group. It was played in the royal courts of England till 1873. It was inspired by an Indian game, 'Poona'. It spreads rapidly with publication of its rules by Colonel Selby in 1867. The English Badminton Federation was founded in 1893 and it conducted first All England Championship in 1899 (one of the most prestigious tournaments in the international circuit). The Thomas Cup (for men) and Uber Cup (for women), two other famous tournaments were started in 1948 and 1956 respectively. The International Badminton Federation (IBF) was founded in 1934. Badminton is very popular in South-East Asia. In 1962. Asian Games, it was firstly introduced at Jakarta. Thailand and Malaysia have produced many top players. The World Championship is being held after every two years since 1977. Badminton became an Olympic Game in 1992 at Bercelona. India has also produced many good players like Prakash Padukone, Sayed Modi, Aparna Popat and Pullela Gopi Chand. Badminton Federation of India (BFI) regulates the team selection, training and coaching to Indian players.