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Badminton Rules & Regulations For Singles & Doubles

Badminton rules are a set of accepted guidelines that all players must adhere to win matches. The key regulations were already discussed in our essay on the fundamentals of badminton. We also covered other key measures-related regulations in our article on badminton dimensions, including court dimensions, shuttle dimensions, and racket size. Moreover, we discussed a few fundamental regulations that govern a match in our post on badminton rules.

Badminton rules for Court

The following procedures must be followed when playing a badminton singles match:

The following procedures must be followed when playing a badminton doubles match:

Scoring system rules

A badminton game is made up of the best of three 21-point games. As a result, the match is won by the first individual or team to win two games.

There is a point earned after each rally that is played. Of course, the team scoring more points is the side that won the rally. The victorious side will serve in the subsequent rally in addition to taking the point.

When the score is tied at 20, the team that first takes a 2-point advantage (which might be at 22-20, 25-34, 27-25, etc.) wins the match. The team scoring the 30th point wins the game if the score is 29-29.

The victorious team will not only win the game but also get to serve first in the next one (if there is one).

Badminton rules serving techniques

Players must serve diagonally into their opponent's service box and hit the birdie from below waist height. Until the service is made, neither player may move.

Every time they have an equal number of points in singles, the server will serve from that side, starting with the right service court. When a player has an odd number of points, they always serve from the left.

As long as they maintain scoring points, each player keeps their serve.

The player who begins serving in badminton singles with a score of 0-0 will do so from the right side of the court. This is because the server will always serve from the right side if their score is equal. On the other hand, the server will always serve from the left side of the court if their score is odd.

In badminton doubles, as long as the team keeps scoring points, the server will begin on the right side and continue serving while switching sides with their teammate.

The serving side assumes serve if the receiving side wins the point. The player who did not serve initially for each team will now only serve after their side has won a point as the receiving side.

Serving is a little trickier in badminton doubles than it is in singles.

The following are the first two rules:

  1. First off, each side offers just one service. This implies that the service "passes" to the other team if you begin serving and lose the point.
  2. Second, players don't switch to their new service courts until after they've won a point.

Any delay at the start of the service might be viewed as an excessive delay if you begin by moving backward to serve. In that situation, the umpire or service judge might declare a fault, which would result in you losing the rally.

When serving, the server's and receiver's feet must make contact with the court and remain inside the lines.

Additionally, it is necessary to strike the shuttle's base first when serving. The cork, a semi-spherical component that always faces you when the shuttle is in play, is the shuttle's base.

The shuttle must be below waist level while it is being struck in the service activities for the service to be performed successfully.

The waist is seen as a line that circles the body and is at the same height as the server's bottom rib.

The racket head and shaft must be facing downward during serving, which is another crucial component in addition to the shuttle being below waist height.

Badminton Rules for ends change

Change of ends merely implies that, as is typical in most sports, the teams or people must switch sides of the court. By allowing both teams to play there, it will be ensured that whatever slight advantage one side may have will be eliminated.

After the first game, the ends are always switched. If the match proceeds to a third game, a change of end will also take place after the second game. A change of ends will also take place amid the third game to maintain equality when the first player from each side achieves point number 11.

If the ends are not moved in any of these situations and the error is later discovered while the shuttle is still in play, the players shall exchange ends the first time the shuttle is out of the game.

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