What are the Badminton Game Rules?

What are the Badminton Game Rules?


What is Badminton? What are the Badminton Game Rules ?

Badminton is a sport played between two or four people (pairs) using a ball made of goose feathers and rackets specific to the game. Badminton is the fastest game played with a ball in the world. The speed of the ball can reach up to 300 km.

What are the Badminton Racket Dimensions ?

Badminton racket is lighter and thinner than tennis racket. Badminton racket dimensions are 68 cm long and 23 cm wide.

What are the Features of Badminton Ball ?

A badminton ball can be a feather ball or a ball made of synthetic material. There will be 16 feathers fixed to the base of the ball. The feathers shall be of equal length, 62mm to 70mm, measured from the tip of the feathers to the top of the base of the ball. The tips of the feathers will rest on a circle with a radius of 58 mm to 68 mm. The feathers will be securely attached with thread or other suitable material. The radius of the base will be 25 mm to 28 mm and the top will be round. The weight of the ball will be 4.74 to 5.50 grams.

What are Badminton Court Dimensions ?

The badminton court is 13.40 meters long. The width is 5.18m for singles and 6.10m for doubles. The serving area in singles is longer than in doubles and goes all the way to the back line. The height of the net, which divides the field into two equal parts, is 155 cm. The mesh pores are about 1.5 - 1.7 cm. The poles that stretch the net must be erected on the outer boundary lines within the playing field.

How to Start a Badminton Game ?

In the game, field selection and the person who will start the match are decided by a coin toss. The athlete who wins the toss starts with the serve from the right corner of the court, designated by lines. The aim of badminton is to drop the ball over the net and onto the ground inside the opponent's area. The server's ball should not exceed waist level.

If the number of serving athletes is even, the service is served from the right side; if it is odd, the service is served from the left side of the court. (For example, those with a number of 1, 3, 5 serve from the left, and those with a number of 2, 4, 6 serve from the right side.) The serve is made to the diagonal side of the court. Therefore, the opponent waits on the opposite side. After the service is made and received, the ball can be hit from any point.

What are the Badminton Game Rules?


How Many Sets Is Badminton Played? What time do the sets end ?

In badminton, sets are played over 21 points. When the score is 20-20, the match continues until one athlete gains a 2-point lead over the other. (But when the total score is 29-29, the first side to score the 30th point will win the game.) At the end of the sets, the courts change, and the athlete who won the set has the right to start the next set. The athlete who wins 2 sets wins the match. If the sets are 1-1, the courts are changed when the 11th point is reached while the last set is played.

How many breaks are there in badminton and how many minutes are the breaks ?

When any team's number reaches 11 in a set, a 60-second break is given, and a 90 or 120-second break is given between sets. Time-out practices may vary depending on the championship.

What are the Doubles Competition Rules in Badminton ?

  • The serving side's player shall serve from the right service court when the serving side has not scored a point or has scored an even-figure point in that game.
  • The serving side's player shall serve from the left service court when the serving side scores an odd number of points in that game.
  • The last serving player of the receiving side will remain in the same service court where he last served. The opposite situation will also apply to the partner of the receiving player.
  • The player of the receiving side standing diagonally in the service court opposite the server will be the receiving player.
  • Players shall not change service courts while their side is serving until they win a point.
  • The next service will be served from the service court corresponding to the serving side's score, other than as prescribed.
What are the Badminton Game Rules?

Game and Position Order on the Court

In a rally, after the serve is returned, until the ball is out of play.

Depending on the law, the ball may be hit by the player of the serving side or the player of the receiving side from any position on that player's side of the net.

Scoring and Serving

  • If the serving side wins a rally, the serving side will score points.
  • If the receiving side wins a rally, the receiving side will score points.
  • Afterwards, the receiving side will be the new serving side.
  • Service Shooting order
  • In any game, the right to serve is:
  • The player who starts the game by serving first from the correct service court
  • To the spouse of the player receiving the first service,
  • To the partner of the player who made the first serve,
  • To the player receiving the first serve,
  • It passes to the player who served first, etc.

No player shall serve or receive a serve out of turn or receive two consecutive serves in the same game other than as prescribed.

One of the winning side's players may serve first in the next game, or one of the losing side's players may return the first serve in the next game.


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If he serves or receives the service before his turn, or if he serves or receives the service from the wrong service court, a service court error is committed.

If a service court error is discovered, the error will be corrected and the current score will not change.

In what situations is there a let (repeat of serve) in badminton ?

  • In order to stop the game, a 'Let' announcement will be made by the observer or a player (if there is no observer).
  • If the server serves before the receiving player is ready
  • During the service, if both the receiving player and the server make a mistake;
  • After the service is returned, the ball: gets caught in the net and remains suspended in it, or gets stuck in the net after passing the net.
  • During play, if the ball breaks apart and the base becomes completely separated from the rest of the ball;
  • If the observer believes that play is being interrupted or an opposing player is being distracted by a coach;
  • It will occur when a line judge cannot see the position and the observer cannot make a decision; or any unexpected or coincidental situation occurs.

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