Just like every sport in the world, badminton too requires a set of equipment to successfully play a game. The game of badminton consists of some essential equipment without which, the game is as good as dead. However, unlike other complex sports, badminton has a small set of requirements that make playing the game an absolute delight. The essential equipment required for badminton includes a net, badminton racket/racquet, shuttlecock and a couple of other items. Comparatively, badminton requires lesser equipment and accessories. Therefore, the cost of playing badminton also remains extremely cheap. This is also one of the reasons why badminton is the most preferred backyard sport amongst Indian households.