Playing Badminton Made Easy – The Rules

Playing Badminton Made Easy – The Rules

As in every sports game, there is a whole sack of rules – but in the end, only a few are enough to get started. In particular, the counting is of course particularly important, after all, it is in every game somehow about winning.

In 2006, rally point counting was introduced at badminton. This means that in each rally a point is awarded, regardless of which side has made the serve.

 How do you start a game? First, the serve, kickback or sidelight is drawn – this can easily be decided by a coin as in an official game, or simply the ball is placed on the edge of the net, dropped and looked at, which player or mating the top of the ball shows. The winner of the election can then either choose who runs the serve or who starts on which half of the field.

 Where do you stand now at the serve? In general, the serve that has won the previous rally always has – the server has an even number of points, he stands in his own right half, he has an odd number of points, he stands in the left half of his playing field. The serve must always be played diagonally, must fly at least over the front impact line and land in front of the rear impact line (single: the last line, double: the “penultimate” line). The respective lines belong to the field.

 The counting and serving in the double sounds a bit more complicated, but it is not – counted and confessed is ultimately like in the individual. If the opening pair makes a point, then the player who has pitched before – in the end only from the other side – strikes. Because it applies as in the single rule, “at just open from the right, in odd open from the left”. If the opponent’s pairing has previously opened and the own pairing makes a point, then the player of the own pairing makes the one on the corresponding side (on the right with a straight score, on the left with an odd number). The side that does not score after a rally does not change the position – so as a return handler you do not change sides.

 In the singles as well as in the double disciplines two sets of wins up to 21 are played – however, at least two points lead must be won, otherwise it goes, for example as in 20:20 in the extension. However, this ends at the latest at 30 – the tightest result of a sentence can, therefore, be 30:29 points. If a set is over, the side is changed, while a possible third set of decisions (both players or pairings have won a set) in addition, the half of the field is changed when the first player (and only then!) Has reached 11 points.

 In addition, there is a break at 11 and after the end of the sentence. This is at the eleven-score 60 seconds and after a sentence two whole minutes. This break can also be used to communicate with the coach – this communication is allowed after every rally but is short and the coach has to stay seated on his coaching chair. Of course, during the break even a snack (eg a piece of banana) can be eaten or drunk.


These are the most important rules to get started. If there are any questions and feedback in the future maybe an article on more specific points, this could then handle racket attitude on impact, network touches or crosses. Otherwise, you will find the exact rules in the below listed reading carefully written down.

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