WHAT LINES TO USE
WHAT IS IS?
Badminton is the world's fastest racquet sport, there's a raised net and you can play singles or doubles.
The aim is to hit a shuttlecock, a cone shaped object usually made of feathers with a cork or rubber base, over the net with your racquet.
If the shuttlecock lands inside your opponent's half, or if they fail to return it back over the net in the rally, you win the point.
A brief overview of the game includes:
At the beginning of the game (0-0) and when the servers score is even, the server serves from the right service court. When the server's score is odd, the server serves from the left service court.
A badminton game is played up to 21 points, and a point can be scored from every rally, regardless of who is serving.
If the server wins a rally, the server scores a point and then serves again from the alternate service court.
If the receiver wins a rally, the receiver scores a point and becomes the new server. They serve from the appropriate service court; left if their score is odd, and right if it is even.
Each pair only has one serve.
At the beginning of the game and when the score is even, the server serves from the right service court. When it is odd, the server serves from the left court.
If the serving side wins a rally, the serving side scores a point and the same server serves again from the alternate service court.
If the receiving side wins a rally, the receiving side scores a point. The receiving side becomes the new serving side.
The players do not change their respective service courts until they win a point when their side is serving.
England Badminton has released a skills-based initiative called The Racket Pack. To find out more visit their website.