BADMINTON

Play at state of the art facility with identical courts used at the recently concluded Tokyo Olympics.

The game

Badminton is a racquet sport played using racquets to hit a shuttlecock across a net. The most common forms of the game are “singles” (with one player per side) and “doubles” (with two players per side). Points are scored by striking the shuttlecock with the racquet and landing it within the opposing side’s half of the court.

The game developed in British India from the earlier game of battledore and shuttlecock. European play came to be dominated by Denmark but the game has become very popular in Asia, with recent competitions dominated by China. Since 1992, badminton has been a Summer Olympic sport. At high levels of play, the sport demands excellent fitness: players require aerobic stamina, agility, strength, speed, and precision. It is also a technical sport, requiring good motor coordination and the development of sophisticated racquet movement.

Playing surface

PlayPoint is offering the Taraflex Olympic quality courts from Gerflor, the worldwide leading brand of indoor sport floors, as the playing surface for the 8 badminton courts.

Playing RULES

Scoring System

  • A match consists of the best of 3 games of 21 points.
  • Every time a shuttlecock is served there is always a point
  • The side winning a rally adds 1 point to its score.
  • At 20 all, or a deuce the side which gains a 2-point lead first, wins that game.
  • At 29 all, the side scoring the 30th point, wins that game.
  • The winning side serves first in the next game.

Interval and Change of Ends

  • When the leading team/player reaches 11 points, player/s have a 1-minute break.
  • After every game a 2-minute break is intended.
  • In the third game, when the leading team reaches 11 points the player/s changes ends.

Singles

  • At the start of the game and when the server’s score is even, the server serves from the right-side of the court. When the server’s score is odd, the server serves from the left-side of the court.
  • If the server wins a rally, the server scores a point and then serves again from the opposite side of the 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.

Doubles

  • A side has only one ‘service’.
  • The service passes consecutively to the players.
  • At the beginning of the game and when the score is even, the server serves from the right-side of their court side. When it is odd, the server serves from the left-side of their court side
  • If the serving side wins a rally, the serving side scores a point and the same server serves again from the opposite side of the they last served on (if server serves from the left-side of their court side they then switch side and serve from the right-side)
  • 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 court side until they win a point when their side is serving.