Subhash Das of Nagaon, Assam invented a ‘badminton stroke practicing machine’ which consists of an iron frame covered with a belt having small pockets to hold shuttles is mounted. A motor powers the belt. These pockets hold the shuttlecock, which, drop one after another. The machine assists a player to practice and develop skills without requiring him to pick up the shuttles repeatedly and hence, helps in focused practice sessions. The machine also caters to the need of having a trainer or another player to initiate practice. Moreover, due to dropping the shuttles at regular interval, it saves time and enhances interest in the game. In the year 2005, this product appeared in the market for the first time.