Badminton Notes

Object of the game

-         The object of the game is to hit the shuttlecock/birdie back and forth over a net without permitting it to hit the floor in bounds on your side of the net.


-         Court size for singles- 44 feet long x 17 feet wide

-         Court size for doubles- 44 feet long x 20 feet wide

-         Net height- 5 feet


-         A player may not touch the net with a racket or his or her body during play.

-         A birdie may no come to rest or be carried on the racket.

-         A birdie may hit the net on its way across during play and the rally can continue.

-         A term of service is called an inning.

-         A player may not reach over the net to hit the shuttlecock.

-         A loss of serve is called a side out.

-         In class games will be played to 15 points and a match is 2 out of 3 games.

-         3 types of shots are the lob, drop shot, and smash.


-         The serve must travel diagonally (cross court) to be good.

-         A serve that touches the net and lands in the proper court is called a let serve and is reserved.

-         The racket must make contact with the birdie below the waist on a serve.

-         Points may only be scored when serving.

-         All lines are considered inbounds.