How to play Badminton: Rules and Regulations of the game

Badminton has certain Rules and Regulations which should be followed to play the game.

Badminton as an agile sport has certain rules and regulations. This court game can be played among 2 or four players and within which the one player (server) serve or hit the shuttlecock over net and have it land within the opponent’s selected court areas. If the opponent manages to return the shuttlecock then a rally happens and the game continues. The objective of the game is to successfully attain the score points by hitting the shuttlecock over the net. If you win this rally i.e. force your opponent to hit the shuttlecock out or into the net then you win some extent. From the Origin of the Sport till present date there have been so many changes done by BWF like previously in a match 3 sets used to be of 11 points now its 21 and the person who will be serving will get the points.

You’re needed to win twenty-one points to win a group with most matches being better of three sets. Points are won on either serve.

  • To win every game, you need to earn twenty-one points initial and win by a gap of 2 points within the method. So, if each group has a score of 20, one team should win by 22-20, and so on.
  • If you and your opponent cannot win by a gap of 2 points and keep going till the score is 29-all, then the primary team to get the first thirty points wins.
  • The team to win 2 games wins the match. If the score is 1-1 in games, you need to play a 3rd deciding game.

Although the sport has some similarities to lawn tennis, the principles of court game differ and necessary to understand before you are taking a swing at your initial game.

Badminton Court Dimensions

This Court game is generally played in hardwood floors or synthetic rubber mats. The standard Badminton court comprises of lines for both singles and doubles play. As per the Laws of Badminton, these court lines are of some specific length and width:

  • The Length of the Badminton court is 44 feet (13.4 meters). The position of the Net should be at the center and divides the court into two equal parts.
  • The court width will depend on whether the game is singles or doubles. If you’re playing singles, the dimension will be 44 feet (13.4 m) long but only 17 feet (5.2 m) wide. For doubles, that 44 feet (13.4 m) long but only 20 feet (6.1 m) wide.

Long service line for doubles is 76 cm away from the baseline at each end of the court.

  • The distance of short service line to the net is 1.98 meters wherein the centerline is 3.88 meters from the baseline.
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Badminton Singles Laws

Court

-Singles court 17 ft. x 44 ft. (wide and long)

-The net shall be 5 ft. high at center

Start of Play

  • Before the start of the game, the referee tosses a coin in presence of players with the winner choosing:

(a) To serve first/to receive first, or

(b) The side

  • In successive games, the winning side serves first.
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Scoring

  • A player should be serving to attain points. Once the server commits a fault

His/her turn of service is over. Once the receiver commits a fault the point is given to the server.

  • A game shall consist of 21 points (11 points during prelim games).

A match consists of 3 sets.  A Players need to win 2 sets to win a match.

Players change sides after each set.

In the third set when a player reaches 11 points, sides are switched.

Badminton Doubles Rules & Regulations

Court

-Doubles court 20 ft. x 44 ft. (wide and long)

-The net shall be 5 ft. high at center

Start of Play

  • Before the start of the game, the referee tosses a coin in presence of players with the winner choosing:

(a) To serve first/to receive first, or

(b) The side

  • In successive games, the winning side serves first.

 

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Scoring

  • A player should be serving to attain points. Once the server commits a fault

His/her turn of service is over. Once the receiver commits a fault the point is given to the server.

  • A game shall consist of 21 points (11 points during prelim games).

A match consists of 3 sets.  A Players need to win 2 sets to win a match.

Players change sides after each set.

In the third set when a player reaches 11 points, sides are switched.

Serving Rules

The Badminton serve is one of the most important shots in a rally, The first shot you should master is the service, it will win you more rallies than any other shot. Here are some points to be noted while serving…

  • There should not be any undue delay to the delivery of the service once the server and the receiver are ready for the service. Once the backward movement of server’s racket head completed, any delay in the start of the service shall be considered to be an undue delay.
  • The server of one team must serve a cross-court. Players should change courts after each point has been scored.
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  • Some of the parts of each foot of the server and receiver shall remain in contact with the surface of the court in a stationary position from the start of the service until the service is delivered.
  • The server should not serve before the receiver is ready. But the receiver will be considered ready if a return of the service is attempted.
  • Serving in singles, A player can serve to the opponent’s diagonal service box on the back singles line on that side of the court, but not to the wider doubles sideline.
  • During the delivery of service in Doubles, the partners may take up can stand anywhere in the court (a good position is to stay in the middle of the court) as long as they don’t “interfere” with the serve.
  • In Doubles, A player can serve to the opponent’s diagonally covering the wider doubles sideline box, but cannot serve to the back singles line side of the court.

Its always necessary to follow the Certain Rules and Regulations of any Sport. In Badminton also in the past during several Tournaments just because players were not following the Proper Laws of the Game got Disqualified. So, its Mandatory to follow the Rules of the Game adequately such that the Event can be conducted smoothly.

 

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