Question on basic badminton rules

by Bobby

(Lugoff, South Carolina )

Question: How do you play badminton?

Hi Bobby, thanks for the question.

We’re happy to hear someone interested in the sport.

In badminton, you can play a singles game or doubles game.

Badminton requires at least 2 players to play a singles game, or 4 players to play a doubles game.

The picture below shows you the boundaries of a badminton court.

court boundaries badminton

The black line in the middle represents the badminton net.

Objective of the Game

The objective of the game is to hit the shuttlecock over to the other side of the court.

A badminton rally commences once a player serves.

Once the shuttlecock touches the ground, the rally ends. If the shuttlecock lands on your side of the court, the rally point will be given to your opponent.

Basic Rules

In a singles game, the in/ out boundaries are as follows.

singles boundaries badminton

In a doubles game, the in/ out boundaries are as follows.

doubles boundaries badminton

Badminton is Played Indoor and Outdoor

Badminton can be played indoors and outdoors. If you want to enjoy the game more, I highly recommend playing indoors.

Also if you play badminton outdoors, the wind will affect the flight pattern of the shuttlecock. It will not be fun at all if the wind keeps interrupting your play!

Badminton gets interesting only when long rallies are being played. Therefore, I suggest an indoor plot if you’re looking to enjoy the sport.

Here’s an example of a really long rally in a professional match:

Simple Guide to Understanding Badminton Completely

I briefly explained how badminton is played. If you are interested in badminton, there is more information about the sport that you may find interesting.

Here’s a rough idea of where you can start on this website:

Read more on Badminton Rules

Learn the Basic Badminton Techniques

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