Rules Of Badminton

You shall serve from, and receive in, the right service court when you or your opponent has scored an even number of points in that game.You shall serve from, and receive in, the left service court when you or your opponent has scored an odd number of points in that game.

You and your opponent will hit the shuttle alternately until a ‘fault’ is made or the shuttle ceases to be in play.
Scoring and servingYou score a point and serve again from the alternate service court when your opponent makes a ‘fault’ or the shuttle ceases to be in play because it touches the surface of your opponent’s side of court.

No points will be scored when you make a ‘fault’ or the shuttles ceases to be in play because it touches the surface of your side of court. The serving right will then be transferred to your opponent.f you are serving or receiving first at the start of any game, you shall serve or receive in the right service court when your side or your opponent’s side scored an even number of points.

You shall serve from or receive in the left service court when your side or your opponent’s side has scored an odd number of points.

The reverse pattern shall apply to your partner.

In any game, the right to serve passes consecutively from the initial server to the initial receiver, then to that initial’s receiver’s partner, then to the opponent who is due to serve from the right service court, then to that player’s partner, and so on.

You shall not serve out of turn, receive out of turn, or receive two consecutive services in the same game, except as provided in service court errors and ‘lets’.
A service court error has been made when a player has served out of turn, has served from the wrong service or standing on the wrong service court while being prepared to receive the service and it has been delivered.

If a service court error is discovered after the next service had been delivered, the error shall not be corrected. If a service court error is discovered before the next service is delivered, the following rules apply.

If both sides committed an error, it shall be a ‘let’. If one side committed the error and won the rally, it shall be a ‘let’. If one side committed the error and lost the rally, the error shall not be corrected.

If there is a ‘let’ because of a service court error, the rally is replayed with the error corrected. If a service court error is not to be corrected, play in that game shall proceed without changing the player’s new service courts.

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