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Questions tagged [badminton]

Questions about the sport of badminton.

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What should a badminton line judge call if the shuttle hits the player?

If the shuttle hits the player then lands, what is the line judge supposed to call? If the player then hits the shuttle out on their own side (does not reach or go past the net), or hits it directly ...
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In badminton, which part of the shuttle determines ‘in’ or ‘out’?

The basic rule of whether a shuttle is considered ‘in’ or ‘out’ in badminton is whether it: lands outside the boundaries of the court i.e. not on or within the boundary lines (Laws of Badminton, §...
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What is a proper definition of “doubles rotation” in badminton?

I had a look at this site. It only explains how to do doubles rotation, not what they exactly are. I am unsure how I would describe "doubles rotation" to a badminton newbie in four-five sentences. So, ...
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how can I become badminton umpire in India? [duplicate]

I am pursuing my Bachelor of Physical Education. I want to become badminton umpire in India. please suggest me the better ways.
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Shuttle touching the floor of the court is not a fault?

I've seen enough badminton matches to know that if, during play, the shuttle falls in my court (probably because I was unable to reach to one side of my court in time), it's my "fault" and the ...
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Why do these highly ranked senior players never enter a national medal tally?

This official list of senior badminton players in India ranks, under Women's Singles, Saina Nehwal as rank 20 and PV Sindhu as 30. As such, there are already 20 players above Saina Nehwal. However, ...
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How important is the opening service in a game of badminton?

Background (aka motivation): In chess, there are only two players. In (singles) badminton too, there are only two players. Both face off against each other. In chess, each player has a particular play-...
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Who will get the point in this case?

We need your help about this case in our badminton match (shuttlecock side (A) and racket side (B)): The shuttlecock and racket both touch the net at the same time (the shuttle isn't falling down, ...
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Law 14 - Lets - of badminton

I am studying the Laws of Badminton. I am concerned about point 14.2.3 under Law 14 for Lets. The point states that: 14.2.3 [It shall be a let, if] after the service is returned, the shuttle is: ...
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Is it possible to visit a training session at the Danish national badminton center? [closed]

I will be visiting Denmark in the summer of 2018, and I would like to attend a badminton training session in their national center. How can I arrange such a visit? The website does not have any info ...
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Is it legal to change the badminton racket during play

Suppose in doubles match during the play if the shuttlecock is in mid air then is the player allowed to change the racket?
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What is the best racket in the world? [closed]

I have heard that the best rackets that are lighter, powerful and fast racket models are Duora 7 and Glanz in Yonex brand. Are these rackets best ones? Is there any better ones?
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Can an opponent catch the shuttle before it hits the ground on a serve?

I know that when serving I must serve diagnally, but my opponents have a habit of catching the shuttle in midair when they think its going to land in the wrong section. It feels especially unfair when ...
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What do the numbers on Mavis (Yonex) Badminton cocks mean?

I have seen sports shops selling Yonex Badminton cocks in boxes titled "Mavis 350", "Mavis 500" or "Mavis 10". Do these numbers mean anything in particular, or is it just that the Brands can't get ...
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Badminton Ranking System for Friendly games?

We have a group of 15-16 Badminton players who play double every weekend. The players are individual and choose the partner player randomly while playing. We are thinking to build a ranking system to ...
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How should I defend against my opponent's jump smash?

I have played badminton for several years. When I play with advanced players, I have trouble defending because they have a very powerful jump smash. I try to defend against it but they smash very ...
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What is the best position to take for a smash?

What is the best position for hitting a smash, in terms of physical position, stance and hand placement?
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Why do different genders serve differently?

Why do most female badminton players go for the long service whereas male players go for the short service? I've observed this in various tournaments including the Rio Olympics. Is it that one of ...
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Is there any rule that says you can't play with two rackets in badminton?

Is there any rule that says you can't play with two rackets in badminton? That is, one racket in each hand, so for example you don't have to hit a backhand; you can just do forehands.
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Player positioning in Doubles Badminton

In singles, the player who has an even score stands on the right side of a court and the person who has an odd score stands on the left side of the court. However, I want to ask about that system in ...
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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 in badminton?

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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How are 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 How are these shuttlecocks comparable?
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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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Main differences in Mavis shuttlecocks

What are the main differences of Yonex Mavis 350, 370 and 2000 plastic shuttlecocks? Every type has nylon in two colours: white and yellow, what is the purpose of this? It says that Mavis 2000 series ...
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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 don't 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 ...