“That Badminton Racket” is a vintage guide to the game of badminton. It offers the reader simple, step-by-step instructions for learning and mastering this sport, as well as chapters on history, general tips, common problems, and much more—perfect for modern readers looking for an introduction to the game. Contents include: “I Am Asked to Write a Book”, “The History of Badminton: 1870-1914”, “The History of Badminton: 1920-1939”, “The History of Badminton: 1939-1949”, “The Three R's”, “The Principle Strokes”, “The Service”, “The Smash”, “The Drop Shot”, “The Clear”, “The Drive”, “The Rush, the Dab, and the Push”, “The Art of Playing Badminton”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on the history of the badminton.