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The video is a little misleading actually because it's tough to notice exactly what happened at the end of the point. In tennis you actually are NOT allowed to hit the ball with your head - only the racquet. What happened in the video you linked to is that Federer's opponent (Juan Martin Del Potro) didn't get to Federer's backhand shot before it bounced ...


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According the official LAWS OF BADMINTON, set by the Badminton World Federation, chapter 14 is affected: LETS. Here the different situations are outlined when you need to play a let and in paragraph 14.2.3 the following about that is mentioned: 14. LETS 14.1 ‘Let’ shall be called by the umpire, or by a player (if there is no umpire), to halt play. ...


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The referee handles general tournament organization, extraordinary situations on court, and also supervises the other technical officials. Tournament organization includes, among many others, basic scheduling, informing officials and team managers of any tournament-specific details, shuttle testing, checking that courts and equipment are in order, selecting ...


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Before becoming an international umpire, you must first acquire the highest national qualification. In large countries, in order to become a national umpire, you must first acquire the highest regional qualification. Peruse your country's national and regional federations' websites to find out more - note that many may use the term technical officials (TOs), ...


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From the (June 2016) Laws of Badminton, Law 13: It shall be a "fault": [...] 13.3 if in play, the shuttle: [...] 13.3.4 touches the person or dress of a player And from Law 15: A shuttle is not in play when: [...] 15.2 it hits the surface of the court The shuttle is in play because it has not yet hit the surface of the ...


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According to this badminton site: Note that while all feather shuttles have actual cork for the “cork” portion of the shuttle, some plastic shuttles use a firm foam “cork” as the part of the shuttle that you actually hit. Know that these materials have a great impact on how the shuttle plays and, if possible, I would recommend that you stick with ...


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Yes, it makes a difference whether it's the serve or in general play. These rules only apply if the shuttle at least gets to the top of the net (or over it) before becoming stuck. If you hit it too low and it gets stuck in the middle of the net without going over first, that's a fault and you lose the point. It shall be a ‘fault’: .... 13.2 if, ...


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I've heard reports of amateur players who are ambidextrous swapping a tennis racket from one hand to the other to have two forehands. I don't know about squash and tennis, but in badminton there's no rule banning moving the racket between your left and right hands. The reason is probably because, except perhaps at beginner level, there's no advantage to ...


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Rules of Badminton state: FAULTS: It shall be a ‘fault’: ... 13.3 if in play, the shuttle: ... 13.3.6 is caught and held on the racket and then slung during the execution of a stroke; 13.3.7 is hit twice in succession by the same player. However, a shuttle hitting the head and the stringed area of the racket in one stroke ...


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Badminton line judges only judge their line. If the shuttle comes anywhere near their line, they either signal In, Out, or Unsighted, but only relative to their line. The umpire will look at both line judges; if any of the two signals Out, the shuttle is regarded out. Line judges can skip the signal if the decision is obvious, i.e. the shuttle landed and ...


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The reference to "continuously forward" motion indicates that the server is not allowed to take multiple "fake" swings before hitting the shuttle. Doing so might unbalance their opponent and give an unfair advantage to the server, making a game quite one-sided. So once the racket has been drawn back, it can only be swung forwards once, as it hits the ...


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This might sound very unhelpful, but really the only solution is lots of practice. Ideally, get a coach, who can help you improve more quickly, but either way, just be prepared to put in the hours. It will come. Get a good partner to send you shuttles at consistent heights and positions, and plan for specific targets (eg back left corner, or opponent's ...


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While the techniques of badminton are unlikely to be directly transferable to cricket, nevertheless virtually any sport that improves hand-eye coordination will have a positive impact on one's cricket, particularly one's batting and fielding. The great English batsman Colin Cowdrey reputedly used to warm up for batting by playing the game of rackets. The ...


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Until the service has been struck, a part of both of your feet needs to stay on the same spot on the ground (law §9.1.4). Notably, this means that the rest of your body may be well outside the rectangle. For instance, top-level Mens Doubles players usually stand just after the front service line and have their racket extended forwards in order to attack the ...


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If a player is misbehaving in some way, Badminton umpires have four ways to react: Umpires can issue a verbal warning. In case of delay (the most common infraction), umpires repeat the score in minor cases, and add a Play announcement to signal the second level of warning. At the next level of escalation, umpires will ask the player to come to the umpire ...


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Generally, men move faster on court and have a more powerful smash - this is plain visible in Mixed doubles, where the man often covers three fourth of the court, and in smash statistics, where men are up 30km/h or more. On the other hand, the defensive ability of top women is very close to that of the men. For these reasons, a high shot to the back to a ...


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Yes, it is legal to change the racket during play. From the Recommendation to Technical Officials (RTTO) §3.5.4.2: (...) change of a racket at courtside during a rally is permitted. Notice the at courtside: At a tournament, there will be two boxes per side into which the players must put all their stuff. The players are allowed to lay out a new racket on ...


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For a national ranking to be meaningful, it is desirable to include as many tournaments as possible, so that a form peak - or injury - at the yearly national championship tournament has only limited impact. Typically, these rankings take into account the average or the best tournament results of the player. For instance, per §6 of the Indian Ranking System ...


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This particular stroke is very difficult to perform, let alone to pronounce. Timing is of the essence and technical ability is there to follow. I found a few video's of two of the top players in current badminton. Lee Chong Wei On the 17th of March 2009, Lee Chong Wei and Kenneth Jonassen were playing an exhibition match for the inauguration of a new ...


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The most profound effect I can think of, has to do with thermal expansion coefficient of cork. As you can see in this promotional video about the production of feather shuttle cocks, all feather cocks contain a piece of cork. When the temperature increases, the cork expands in volume, gradually pushing the feather stems (dotted lines) outside. This causes ...


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LAWS OF BADMINTON According to the official LAWS OF BADMINTON (2012), set by the Badminton World Federation, chapter 9 is applicable: SERVICE. In that chapter, no reference can be found of the fact that a specific time interval needs to be taken into account or that the shuttle needs to be fully released. The following is to mention about "taking your ...


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Let met start by saying that a plastic shuttle cock (until now) can never match the shuttle flight / behavior of a feather shuttle cock. As for the different types (title), this indicates the apparent quality different by Yonex. Yellow is added for visibility purposes, especially against contrasting back ground colors. The different colors that are used ...


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There is a foul if the player hits the shuttlecock twice in row, except in the case it touches the racket head and the strings in the same shot. 13.3.8 is hit twice in succession by the same player. However, a shuttle hitting the head and the stringed area of the racket in one stroke shall not be a "fault"; Source (in French, sorry : http://www....


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According the official LAWS OF BADMINTON, set by the Badminton World Federation, chapter 13 is affected: FAULTS. Here the different situations are outlined when it is considered a 'fault' and in paragraph 13.3.8 the following about that is mentioned: 13. FAULTS It shall be a 'fault': ... 13.3 If in play, the shuttle: ... 13.3....


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I would've thought that the combination of contact lenses and goggles would be a good solution as long as you can get used to wearing contacts. Anecdotally, I know plenty of racket-sport players who use contact lenses instead of glasses, my wife included. She insists they are better than glasses particularly because when wearing glasses, the ball/shuttle ...


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Providing that teams are not fixed, Elo (and Glicko too) does not fit your needs, because it's designed for 1-on-1 matches only. You need something that manages both team performance and players' rating, as TrueSkill or rankade, our free-to-use rating system. Here's a comparison between aforementioned ranking systems. If you're interested in use (more than ...


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YONEX offers 8 different plastic shuttlecock products, although availability may differ depending on what region/country you're in. Depending on the market, some products may also not be available in white and yellow. Despite the picture on the YONEX homepage, the 2000 is available in yellow. The pricing and marketing suggests that the higher the number ...


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Law 7.3 is what you're after: The side winning a rally shall add a point to its score. A side shall win a rally, if the opposing side commits a "fault" or the shuttle ceases to be in play because it touches the surface of the court inside the opponent's court. I believe the reason for the separation here is that a fault is something that you actively ...


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