Badminton is a popular sport in the world that is loved by many people. To play this sport you need to understand the rules and regulations. In this article, we would like to introduce the newly updated badminton rules and regulations for singles and doubles from the world badminton federation.
Badminton rules and regulations for singles and doubles
#1. Things you need to play badminton
Badminton racket: To play badminton you need to have a racket, badminton rackets are lighter than tennis rackets weighing 70-90 grams. If you are a beginner in badminton, check out this article that will help you choose a beginner’s racket. See more posts: Best Badminton Rackets For Beginners
Shuttle: The type of orb you should receive depends on your level of play. You should always carry a shuttle of badminton balls that suit your play and style of play.
Badminton shoes: Many people play badminton in running shoes or even just casual shoes that they wear every day. Wearing running shoes is a bad idea because they often have a lot of cushioning but no lateral support, making you very susceptible to ankle injuries. Badminton shoes have both cushioning and full lateral support, keeping you safe while allowing you to move freely on the court.
Badminton bag: If you play badminton regularly, you should consider investing in a badminton bag as you can use it to carry all your other essentials such as Racquets, shoes, badminton tubes, pants shirt, water…
Clothes: Light and thin clothing is the way to go when playing badminton. Use materials that absorb sweat well. You should buy the right clothes to play badminton. This allows you to move freely on the court, especially since there are a lot of badminton strokes to be performed.
*** Read more: Top 8 Best Badminton Shoes for Players of All Levels in 2023
#2. Badminton rules and regulations before entering the match
Toss a coin to determine the server: Before the start of the match, the referee will toss a coin to determine the first server and choose the court. Once the server is determined, the game will begin.
Serve from Left or Right: Whenever you have an even score (0,2,4,6,8,10…), the server must serve from the right side of the court and when your score is odd (1,3,5,7,9…), the server must serve from the left side of the court. This is why you will often see teammates swap positions on the field as scores change. It is the rule you need to remember every time you play badminton.
Scoring rules in badminton: In badminton, the scoring is different from when you play tennis. A badminton match consists of three games; The person or team with the highest score in three games wins. The same scoring rules apply to singles and doubles:
- Each game is a race to 21 points, whoever or the team reaches 21 points first is the winner.
- Every time a team wins in a rally, that team gets 1 point.
- If the score is 20-20, the team with a 2 point lead (Example 22-20, 24-22) wins the game.
Badminton rules and regulations for singles (1 vs.1)
Before serving, the server must direct the shuttle diagonally in the direction his opponent is standing. If the shuttle lands in the opposite area (orange), it is called the wrong field, and the other player scores a point.
The area where the shuttlecock can land is located in the green section below. If it lands in the yellow section, it is called a draw, and the other team scores a point. If the ball lands in the red, the ball is called out, and the other team scores.
After serving, the two players may land the ball anywhere in the green part of the court.
When the serving player (Person A) scores, he will switch sides depending on his/her score. If even, Player A moves to the right; if odd, player A moves left. The opponent (Player B) must then also be on the opposite side depending on the position of the serving player.
When the non-serve player (Player B) scores, he/she gets the next serve. Player B will serve from the left (odd) or right (even) side of the court depending on his/her score.
You and your opponent hit the shuttle back and forth until a mistake or the shuttle hits the court. Once you reach a score that matches your gender and game type, the game is over and you can play again.
*** Read more: Top 10 Best Badminton Shuttlecock For Pro Practice & Competition
Badminton rules and regulations for doubles (2 vs.2)
When serving, the server (Player A) must aim the ball diagonally towards where its opponent (Player C) is standing. If the ball lands in the opposite area (the orange part), it is called the wrong field, and the other team scores.
The area where the shuttlecock can land is located in the green section below. If it lands in the yellow part, it is said to be short near the net, or long at the end of the field, and the other team scores a point. If the ball is orange, it is called the wrong field, the other team scores.
After serving, the two players may land the ball anywhere within the boundaries of the court.
When the serving player (Player A) scores, he switches sides with Player B depending on his/her score. If even, Player A moves to the right; if odd, player A moves left. The opposing team (without serving) stays where they are.
*** Read more: Top 10 Best Badminton Rackets for Doubles [Top Expert Picks]
So we have learned together about badminton rules and regulations for singles and doubles. I hope you understand it and start asking for feathers. See you in my next posts!