A single badminton match is composed of several sets, usually three or more, depending on the organization hosting the event. Sets are won when a player reaches 15 points (11 for women). After a set, the players must change court, the scoreboard is reset and the set begins anew. The player with the most number of sets won wins the match.
Here are some important badminton match rules:
The Player Who Scores
The International Badminton Federation (IBF) recently implemented a change in the scoring system. Instead of 15 points, a single set now lasts up to 21 points. A deuce is still called when players tie at the point below the winning score. A deuce, and therefore the set, is won by the player who scores in two consecutive rallies (e.g. 26-28). The maximum allowable score for any single set is capped at 30 points.
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