How many serves do you get in badminton?
A team now has only one serve in doubles, rather than two under the old rules. In singles, players serve diagonally from one service box to another, alternating between the left and right side of the court as points are won.
- A match consists of the best of 3 games of 21 points.
- Every time there is a serve – there is a point scored.
- The side winning a rally adds a point to its score.
- At 20 all, the side which gains a 2 point lead first, wins that game.
- At 29 all, the side scoring the 30th point, wins that game.
- What type of scoring is used when playing badminton? In a badminton game, a match basically consists of the best of 3 games, each game of 21 points. When either side wins a rally, they add a point to their score. If you win a rally, you get the next serve.
- Every time you win a rally, you get a point. Starting from zero, the first person to reach 21 points wins the game. In club badminton, this is usually where you stop and choose players for the next game. In standard league or tournament play, however, what really matters is the match.
- These shots can be played both on the forehand and backhand sides. Use the badminton drop shot to move your opponent to the frontcourt. A slow drop shot shall land in your opponent's frontcourt area, as close to the net as possible. The point of impact is above the racket shoulder.
- Badminton Drive shots are shots that crosses the net flatly in a horizontal trajectory. It can be played both on the forehand and backhand sides. The drive is an attacking shot that is usually played from the sides of the court when the shuttle has fallen too low for it to be returned with a smash.
- At the beginning of the game and when the score is even, the server serves from the right service court. When it is odd, the server serves from the left court. If the serving side wins a rally, the serving side scores a point and the same server serves again from the alternate service court.
- 21 points
In badminton, the serve must be hit in an upwards direction, with an underarm hitting action. You are not allowed to play a tennis style serve. The main rule here is that when you hit the shuttle, it must be below your waist. To be exact, the rules define this to be a height level with the lowest part of your ribcage.
- No, the let rule has not been changed and lobs out of the court are still a loss of point. However, a major change passed by the Board at the May 2008 meeting is that a “carry” or “double hit” is now a legal shot providing that the player uses a continuous motion, and hits the ball before it reaches the screen.
- According to these rules, when returning the ball you must wait for it to hit your side of the table first. If you hit the ball back as it is on its way toward the playing surface, your opponent scores a point. You need to let the ball bounce on the table before you hit it.
- That is known as volley or “obstruction”, and it's an illegal shot in table tennis. If you do this, you lose the point. To make it easier to remember, let's put it like this: you are not allowed to hit the ball while it's on its way to bounce on the table.
Updated: 11th October 2018