Beginners guide: the Top 10 Rules of Badminton
Approximately 2000 years ago, badminton is believed to have originated in Greece.
As a result, it spread throughout the rest of Europe, Asia, and the world. Both amateurs and professionals participate in this sport today - why not make yourself one of them?
The game of badminton is played by two single players or two teams of two players each. The sport is played with a racquet. There is a net in the middle of the rectangular court, dividing it into two halves. Badminton does not use a ball like squash or tennis. In this game, a feathered projectile is used, called a shuttlecock. It is definitely a unique sport that many fall in love with.
Due to their lightweight, shuttlecocks are sensitive to the wind. Even the slightest breeze can affect the direction of the shuttlecock, so professional badminton is played indoors. So no need to worry about packing your hat, scarf, and gloves!
During the game, one player must hit the shuttlecock over the net into the other player's side. Play is over when the shuttlecock touches the ground. There can only be one stroke over the net. There are three games in a badminton match, each worth 21 points. There are five types of badminton games: men's singles, men's doubles, mixed doubles, women's singles, and women's doubles. Definitely a game of diversity, daring tricks, and a whole lot of fun.
Here are the top 10 rules to remember as a beginner playing badminton!
1. Coin toss initiates a game. Depending on who wins the toss, they will either serve or receive first OR choose which side of the court they wish to be on. Whoever loses the toss has the remaining option. It reminds me of a game on the playground - but it's a bit more serious!
2. A player should never touch the net with his racquet or body while playing.
3. It is not permitted to carry or rest the shuttlecock on the racquet.
4. The shuttlecock should not be hit over the net.
5. For a serve to be valid, it must cross the court (diagonally).
6. Until the shuttlecock is struck by the server, a player cannot touch any lines on the court. It is always best to strike the shuttlecock below the waist during the serve.
7. When a player wins a rally, they get a point added to his score.
8. During a rally, a player wins when his shuttlecock touches the floor of the opponent's side of the court or when his opponent commits a fault. Failing to hit the shuttlecock over the net or landing outside the court's boundary is the most common fault.
9. A shuttlecock can only be struck once by each side before it crosses the net. If the shuttlecock is hit, it cannot be struck again in a new movement or shot.
10. Shuttlecocks that hit the ceiling are counted as faults.
And there you go, the top 10 things to remember! We hope that this article helped you to understand the basics. See you on the court!
Here are some quality badminton rackets and accessories that will help you enjoy the game of badminton.
1. Astrox Smash Badminton Racket