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Badminton Today


Today in badminton, there are some very basic words, below they are described:


Any person playing badminton


The basic contest in badminton between opposing sides each of 1 or 2 players


A match where there is one player on each of the opposing sides


A match where there are two players on each of the opposing sides

Serving side

The side having the right to serve

Receiving side

The side opposing the serving side

Below the rules are displayed:

  1. The court shall be a rectangle and laid out with lines 40mm wide.
  2. The lines shall be easily distinguishable and preferably be coloured white or yellow.
  3. All lines form part of the area which they define.
  4. The posts shall be 1.55 metres in height from the surface of the court and shall remain vertical when the net is strained as provided in Law 1.10.
  5. The posts shall be placed on the doubles side lines, irrespective of whether singles or doubles is being played.
  6. The net shall be made of fine cord of dark colour and even thickness with a mesh of not less than l5mm and not more than 20mm.
  7. The net shall be 760mm in depth and at least 6.1 metres wide.
  8. The top of the net shall be edged with a 75mm white cloth tape doubled over a cord or cable running through the tape. This tape must rest upon the cord or cable.
  9. The cord or cable shall be stretched firmly, flush with the top of the posts.
  10. The top of the net from the surface of the court shall be 1.524 metres at the centre of the court and 1.55 metres over the side lines for doubles.
  11. There shall be no gaps between the ends of the net and the posts. If necessary, the full depth of the net should be tied at the ends.

If you think you know how to play badminton, think again.

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There are some very complicated rules displayed above.