Badminton is a racket sport played by singles or pairs with the aim to hit a shuttlecock over the net to land inside the opponent's court. The competition consists of groups stages followed by knock-out stages. the top ranked player from each singles group will qualify for the knock-out stage, while in doubles the top two pairs from each group will progress. Each match is the best of three games, and the first player or pair to reach 21 points wins each game. you must win by 2 points or more to win the game. the shuttlecock is an open conical shape formed by feathers embedded in a rounded cork base. Shuttles can reach speeds over 320 kilometers per hour - the fastest racket sport.