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What are these Badminton umpire equipment?

Whilst watching a Badminton tournament, I noticed these peculiar-looking equipment in front of one of the umpires. I presume this is an officiating aid, but what are they called, and what are they ...
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Why does BWF Anglicise player name order in some, but not all, relevant languages?

I just watched a Malaysia Masters men’s doubles quarter final between a Chinese pair and a Japanese pair, and at the end of the match, something occurred to me which I hadn’t noticed before. The ...
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Can an umpire refuse a challenge as being in bad faith?

There’s a lot of talk about how badminton umpires must make sure there is no undue delay in play, in order to make the sport more audience-friendly. Umpires are expected to keep players on a fairly ...
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Is it legal to hit a shuttlecock around the net posts in badminton?

In tennis and table tennis, it is legal to hit the ball around the net and net posts, i.e. the ball need not pass over the net as long as it gets to the legal court area on the opponent's side (...
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in badminton double both players hit the shuttle same time

senario is like this ...in badminton double game, both players are right handed , as shuttle went in middle of both players , one player want to play slow as shuttle is in his left side and his ...
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In badminton, how do invasion and obstruct interact chronologically?

This question is somewhat theoretical in nature since I’ve never seen it actually happen, but I just saw an instance that came very, very close, and I wondered what would have been done if it had ...
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Who gets the point in this hypothetical badminton move?

There are two badminton players, A and B. A makes a sort of eccentric move. This involves a woodshot by the tip of the racket that caused the shuttlecock to turn into boomerang, first moving ...
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What is the ruling in badminton when the shuttlecock (birdie) rests on the top of the net?

During badminton matches, in very rare circumstances, the shuttlecock (birdie) will fall to rest on the top of the net. I'm not referring to when the shuttlecock gets stuck in the mesh of the net; I'...
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Is it a foul when a player calls a wrong score in badminton?

In one of our tournament double matches after earning a point one of the player mistakenly called the current game point wrong. Instead of saying 6-4 he said 7-4 and the referee didn't rectify it. ...
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Why do racket-sport games end with an odd number of points?

Why do the rules for several sports dictate that a player has to score an odd number of points to win the game? Table tennis: 11 points (previously 21) Badminton: 21 points (previously 7, 11 or 15) ...
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In Badminton, can the racket pass above the net in follow through?

While playing badminton, is it a fault if the racket asses above net (doesn't touches it) in the follow through action?provided that it touches shuttle in my side itself. I read in some blogs that it ...
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Does Nippon Badminton Association forbid players from swapping shirts?

After yesterday’s game between Kentō Momota and Luís Enrique Peñalver at the World Championships in Basel, Peñalver indicated that he wanted to swap shirts with Momota. Momota’s reaction was a bit of ...
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At which height should the net be kept b/w the poles in badminton? [closed]

What is the height of the upper edge of the net from the court in badminton game?
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Is the term "golden point" used much in badminton?

From Wikipedia If the score reaches 20-all, then the game continues until one side gains a two-point lead (such as 24–22), except when there is a tie at 29-all, in which the game goes to a golden ...
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What portion of tension reduction in a racket happens through play?

Basically, I'm curious whether a racket that's sitting idle will lose tension as quickly as one which is being regularly played with. The concrete sport in question is badminton, though I suspect ...
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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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Is a shuttle touching the floor of the court 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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How is it a let if the shuttle is caught on/in the net?

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 more advantageous ...
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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 playing 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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In 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 the 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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How to avoid injuries 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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