Badminton rules are divided into eight distinct categories. They are:
- Rules of the court
- Rules of the posts and the net
- Shuttlecock rule
- Rules of the racket
- Rules for the players, toss and scoring
- Rules for single play and double play
- Faults in general
- Continues play, penalties and misconduct
A game is basically a set of rules. Think about it—has there ever been a game that isn’t governed by rules or a set of laws? Even the simple ability to determine who wins and who doesn’t is within scope of the game’s rules. For instance, there’s a law in every sport that clearly states the circumstances required to win. This applies to badminton as well.
Badminton Game Rules
In this section, we’ll look over some samples of game faults for badminton.
During a serve:
- it is a fault if the initial point of contact of the racket to the shuttlecock is not at the base of the shuttlecock.
- it is a fault if any part of the shuttlecock is higher than the server’s waist at the instance of being struck.
- it is a fault if the shuttlecock doesn’t pass over the net, of it is falls to the wrong service court.
- it is a fault if the shuttlecock falls outside the legal boundaries of the court anytime during service or play.
- The server is not allowed to serve until his or her opponent is ready.
- If the shuttle is caught in the net, within service or play, then it is called a let.
- The same server must serve again when a let occurs.
Full badminton rule guides are available from official badminton associations and clubs.
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