Badminton Basic Rules: (for Grades 6-8)


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Rally Point Scoring:
• Person/team that wins the rally receives a point and the opportunity to serve. You no longer have to serve to win the point.
• In Middle School games, the score goes to 15. At High School and professional levels it goes to 21 pts.
• If the score is 14-14 (20-20 at HS), the team that scores 2 points in a row, wins the game.
• If the score becomes 19-19 (29-29 at HS), the next point wins (The team that reaches 20 first wins).


Serving for Doubles:

  • The serve is always made into the diagonally opposite court.
  • Each side is only to have one person serve during each turn (that server, keeps serving until their team loses a rally).
  • If the serving side wins the rally, the serving team switches side (Receiving team does not switch).
  • If the receiving side wins the rally, they then get to serve the next serve.
  • When a team regains the serve, their score determines who serves; If your score is EVEN, the person on the RIGHT gets to serve. If your score is ODD, the person on the LEFT gets to serve.


Serving for Singles:

  • When the server’s score is EVEN, the server serves from the RIGHT side. (EVEN = RIGHT)
  • When the server’s score is ODD, the server serves from the LEFT side. (ODD = LEFT)


Serving Rules:

  • The shuttle must be struck below the waist.
  • The racquet head must be below the server’s wrist when it strikes the shuttle.
  • It is a fault when:
    • The shuttle lands outside the receiver's service court
    • The server fakes a serve
    • the server touches the net with the racquet or any part of the body
    • the server misses the shuttle on a serve
SERVICE FAULT DIAGRAM

Court Etiquette

  • Be polite and courteous
  • Only make calls that are on your side of the court.
  • Be honest in when calling a play.
  • Compliment your opponent on good shots.
  • Recover the shuttle for your opponent on his or her serves.
  • The server helps to keep score by announcing it following every point.
  • Shake hands at the start and finish of matches
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Court Strategy:


1. Play side by side (when opposition is smashing), or front and
back (when your team is smashing) during doubles games.
2. Learn your opponent’s weaknesses.
3. Place the shuttle into open spaces.
4. Hit the shuttle down into your opponent’s court so he or
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5. Use the proper grip at all times.
6. Avoid hitting high returns to your opponent’s forehand side.
7. Return to the Ready Position in the middle of your court,
after making a shot.




forehand_grip_2.jpgGrip:
  • 1. Stick your hand out as though you are shaking someone’s
  • hand.

  • 2. Place your thumb diagonally along one side of side of the
  • handle.

  • 3. Curl the other fingers around the handle, leaving a space
  • between the first and second fingers.

  • 4. The thumb and forefinger should now form a “V”, which points
  • toward the shoulder/chin.

  • 5. This grip is typically called the handshake grip. (See Diagram)




For More Badminton information please go to the following links. Pictures and diagrams from our powerpoint presentation and other useful tips are located in the links below:
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BADMINTON DIAGRAMS (COURT, SERVICE LINES, RACQUETTE)
BADMINTON SKILLS (CLEAR, SMASH, DROP, ETC... WITH DIAGRAMS)
BADMINTON SHOTS (DIAGRAMS SHOW THE FLIGHT OF THE SHUTTLE FOR EACH SHOT)
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Links:
Doubles Scoring sample sheet

Downloads:

Example of new doubles scoring systemexternal image octet-stream.png Scrap.shs

Copy of the study sheet (Diagrams to help understand badminton a little better) external image octet-stream.png badminton study sheet2.doc