Questions about the sport of badminton.

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How do I become a Badminton umpire?

What are the steps to becoming a recognized Badminton umpire, eventually at the Olympics? What resources are helpful in becoming a (good) umpire?
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What's challenging?

How does "challenging" work? On close line calls, sometimes there is a graphic showing whether the shuttle was in or out, but other times players just discuss with the umpire, and the match goes on. ...
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What are the roles of the various officials?

At a Badminton tournament, a lot of different officials can be seen: There are obviously line judges and umpires, but from time to time we also see other technical officials coming on court. What do ...
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Meaning of penalty cards

At the 2016 All-England finals, Wang Shixian was shown a yellow and a red card. This Guardian article even has a picture of a black card. What do these cards mean, and when are they typically shown?
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How does the World Ranking work?

Why are athletes ranked the way they are in the BWF world ranking? For instance, Marc Zwiebler, listed as World #10 as of May 2016, has not won any tournament this year, and has never won a top-level ...
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Has this line judge made an obvious mistake?

Watching the recent Uber cup, I noticed that the line judge on the right is extending his arm (the sign for In), although the shuttle was out by quite a bit. Luckily, the line judge at the top is ...
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How to prevent rolling one's ankle while doing badminton?

While playing badminton I often twist my ankle which is of course very unpleasant. Usually before starting playing, athletes prepare by warming up and stretching. Are there some exercises for that ...
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How to handle a squash match, as a very-nearsighted athlete?

I am nearsighted, such that everything would be opaque without glasses and I can not play squash, practically. I've lived with the glasses over 20 years in daily life without any problem, but now ...
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Badminton : is it legal to receive a service out of zone?

You have to stand in your receiving rectangle for the service. Does this mean that you cannot leave it until you've properly received and sent back the shuttle?
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Are the Yonex and Victor feathered shuttlecocks comparable? [closed]

The Yonex: AC TR AS 10 AS 20 AS 30 AS 40 AS 50 and Victor Pro Court Queen Special Maxima Service Champion Master ACE
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Is there a technical name and rules for a double-touch in badminton?

Double-touch (at least that's what people call at my court) is when the shuttle touches the racket more than once in an instance. So, what are the rules regarding this? Does the point count? If not,...
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Is Doubles long service line active during a Singles match?

What are the rules during serving , with respect to the Doubles Long Service Line ? Can i serve beyond that in a Doubles match ? In a Singles match ?
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Playing badminton on concrete floor

For the past few weeks i have been playing badminton on concrete (cement) floor. Recently i have been hearing from my friends that playing on concrete floor will cause knee/joint pains in the long ...
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Is there any difference between badminton and squash shoes?

I'm asking because I didn't find any answer on the Internet, even on the sites dedicated to these sports.
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Badminton, double hit by one player, new rules?

What are the rules that apply when a player makes a double hit ?
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Yonex Mavis 350, 370 and 2000 plastic shuttlecocks, main differences?

As in Title and: Every type has nylon in two colours: white and yellow, what is the purpose of this? It says that Mavis 2000 series have the closest resemblance to feathers, but which type to which ...
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Racket of Hu Yun

Hu Yun Lately Hu Yun has gotten my attention with his performance in the below mentioned tournaments. He plays with a white Yonex racket. Does anybody know the type of racket he plays with? ...
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The receiver moved his foot as I was serving in badminton. Is it legal?

There are always a lot of mind games around the service procedure in badminton. Last week I played a guy who twitched his foot every time I was serving. I found this very distracting at the critical ...
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artificial feather badminton shuttles

i recently came to know about the animal cruelty involved in the making of real goose feather shuttles in most cases. so i am confused about the shuttles i use to play in club, they dont look like ...
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60-year old dad passes out after 1/2 an hour of badminton [closed]

My dad is 60 years old. I have never played any kind of sports for 30 years. However, he's working with geography and sometimes (maybe a week per month) he has to hike in the jungle as a part of his ...
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Double Handed Racket Usage

Is it allowed to play a racket game, like badminton or squash or tennis or table tennis, both left or right handed at the same time? So, if the ball or shuttle is played towards the backhand side, ...
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Pulling back racket (racquet) immediately before serve in badminton

During tournament-level badminton play I don't have a problem with odd serves, but at the high school varsity level a different kind of backhand serve has surfaced. Players will basically perform a ...
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All England wins for Lee Chong Wei?

How many times has Lee Chong Wei won the men's singles in the All England Badminton Championships?
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Keeping your focus/calm during a game

I'm a badminton player, not a very good one though (D-C2 level). Currently I'm having mostly temper-related issues on progressing in my game/winning matches (both friendly and competitive). I'm just ...
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What's the correct rule to serve in Badminton?

I'm an ameture and don't know about all the rules in badminton. I was serving the backhand low service. But someone told me that I have to hit the shuttle when I totally release the shuttle. I debated ...
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Shuttle getting stuck to the net after crossing

I've never seen this happen before but it happened twice in one game recently (by 2 different players!). The shuttle hit the tape and went over the net but then got caught and never hit the ground. ...
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Reversed Backhand Slice Drop Shot

I want to extend the number of strokes I can play in my badminton matches. Therefore I want practice a particular badminton stroke, called: reversed backhand slice drop shot Can somebody tell me ...
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Use of Partner for Better Jump Smash

Is it allowed, in badminton (mix) doubles, to use your partner to gain more height in order to perform a jump smash for example?
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Who is this commentator to many international badminton events?

Over the past few years, I've watched many badminton games on YouTube. At first, video-ed ASTRA broadcasts, but, nowadays, the BWF is hosting many of the international badminton events. I would like ...
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Badminton and Cricket

I've been playing badminton for quite some time now and was wondering if my badminton skills help me in the cricket game? Should I be more fit to be a batsman (hand-eye coordination), defending the ...
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Different Quality of Shuttlecock for World Championship/Olympics

Why does the BWF/IOC chooses an even higher quality shuttlecock, that may only be used during international events like the World Championship and the Olympics?
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Turning Head-Light Badminton Rackets into Head-Heavy

I've bought my share of badminton rackets over the past few decades. The last ones were all quite head-light. Nowadays, I'm favouring head-heavy rackets. Are there ways to turn my head-light racket ...
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What does “throw” mean in badminton?

I have often heard the term "throw" used in badminton. What does it mean a player loses a point because of a "throw"?
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Badminton Racket Sleeves

Buying a badminton racket is easy. Buying the right one is far more difficult. Each time when you buy a new racket however, the new racket is accompanied by a racket sleeve. I always threw them away, ...
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Badminton Racket Specifications

I've been playing with numerous badminton rackets: short long large blade long shaft but are there exact badminton racket specifications regarding length and/or weight?
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Effect Temperature On Speed Shuttle Cock

If you're playing badminton in the summer, or at least in high temperatures (> 25°C/77°F), the speed of the shuttle cock is quite different to that of playing in cold temperatures (16°C/60°F). Why ...
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Different Badminton Grip and Weight Types

Over the years I've used many badminton rackets, with a wide variety of code numbering placed at the beginning of the shaft: G4/3U G2/2U Can somebody give me detailed information about the ...
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Disqualification due to unmotivated play/intentional losing

Yesterday I read about the latest "scandal" at the Olympic games in London, that 8 players (4 pairs) have been disqualified from the Womens' badminton championship due to "not using one's best efforts ...
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What plastic shuttles have the closest resemblance to feathers?

As in the title really - what plastic shuttlecocks best mimic the behaviour of feather shuttlecocks?
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What techniques can I use to improve my jump smash timing in badminton?

Often I find it very difficult to time my jump exactly right, often jumping too late and then missing the shot entirely. What can I use / practice to ensure I time my jump correctly?
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In which racket sports can you hit the shuttle (or ball) with the head?

In this video, Roger Federer hits the ball with his head. I know that in tennis, it is allowed to hit the ball with the head. And AFAIK, it's also allowed in table tennis. Can you confirm that? And ...