• The game was played in China, Japan, India,
and Greece. This is a game where you use a
paddle to hit the shuttlecock (a birdie) back
3. • This game can be traced back to mid-19th century
British India. It was very popular in the British
garrison town Poona, the game soon became known
– The birth of badminton is due to retired British Military
Officers who, returning to England from India, started
playing a version of the Indian game “Poonai.” They
developed and set up the rules. With no ball, they used a
champagne cork with feathers in it.
4. Starting Out in England
• In 1873, the Duke of Beaufort held a lawn
party in his country place, The Badminton
House, Gloucestershire, England. A game of
Poonai was played on that day and became
popular among the British society's elite. The
new party sport became known as “The
5. Badminton History
• The 1992 Olympic games in Barcelona saw the first
appearance of badminton. Four (4) events were held,
with singles and doubles events for both men and
women (no mixed doubles)
• Atlanta 1996, had 5 events with the addition of
mixed doubles (1 woman & 1 man)
6. Rules of Badminton
• Knowing the Rules of Badminton is important
if you really want to advance in Badminton
and enjoy this game. In the event that a
dispute occurs during a match, you'll be able
to settle it.
7. Scoring in Badminton
• The International Badminton Federation (IBF)
has a scoring format of “rally to 21 points” per
• Must win by 2 points to a maximum of 30
8. Serving and Receiving Courts
• At the start of the rally, the server and receiver stand
in diagonally opposite service courts. The server hits
the shuttlecock so that it would land in the receiver’s
• Badminton is similar to tennis, except that a
badminton serve must be hit below waist height and
with the racket shaft pointing downwards and the
shuttlecock is not allowed to bounce.
• The server will continue to serve until they have a
• In Doubles, the partner who did not previously serve
will serve after the opponents’ fault.
9. • At the beginning of the game, you shall serve or receive in the
Right Service Court.
• Serving thereafter, service court is determined by opponent’s
Even Points = Right Service Court
Odd Points = Left Service Court
11. • Service Court Error has been made when
- a player has served out of turn,
- a player has served from the wrong service court, or
- a player is standing on the wrong service court to receive the
serve and the serve has been delivered.
Lets: if a let is called, the rally is stopped and replayed with no
change to the score. Lets may occur due to an unexpected
disturbance; another shuttlecock landing on court, receiver is
not ready when the service is delivered.
**If the shuttlecock hits the top of the net it is NOT a let.
12. • The rules of badminton consider the following as faults:
If the shuttle
– lands outside the boundaries of the court,
– passes through or under the net,
– fails to pass the net,
– touches the ceiling or side walls,
– touches the person or dress of a player, or
– touches any other object or person.
13. • If a player touches the net or its supports with racket, person
or dress, invades an opponent's court over the net with
racket or person except as permitted.
- If a player invades an opponent's court under the net with
racket or person such that an opponent is obstructed or
distracted or obstructs an opponent, that is prevents an
opponent from making a legal stroke where the shuttle is
followed over the net.
- If a player deliberately distracts an opponent by any action
such as shouting or making gestures.
- If the shuttle is caught and held on the racket and then
slung during the execution of a stroke.
14. • If the shuttle is hit twice in succession by the same player
(two hits in a row).
- If the shuttle is hit by a player and the player's partner
successively or touches a player's racket and continues
towards the back of that player's court.
- If a player is guilty of flagrant, repeated or persistent
offences under Law of Continuous Play, Misconduct,
- If, on service, the shuttle is caught on the net and remains
suspended on top, or, on service, after passing over the net
is caught in the net.
21. Key Words Cont.
• Fault: A violation of the playing rules, either in serving, in
receiving, or during play.
• Flick: A quick wrist and forearm rotation to change a soft shot
into a faster one; usually used as a serve at the net.
• Flight: The path or trajectory of the birdie.
• Kill: A fast downward shot that cannot be returned.
• Rally: An exchange of shots while the shuttle is in play.
• Service Court: The area into which the serve must be
• Smash: A hard hit overhead shot which forces the shuttlecock
sharply downward, the chief attacking stroke.