One of the important rules of badminton is about the serve. The serve should always be done underarm and below the server’s waist. An overarm serve is against the basic rules of badminton, and would be considered a fault. At the start of the game, the score is (0-0).
Hereof, what are the service lines in a doubles court in badminton?
With laws of badminton dictating specific rules for service in badminton, the court has two service lines, the short service line, which is 1.98m (6.5 ft) from the net, and long service line 0.76m (2.5ft) in from the baseline, specifically marked for this purpose.
Then, is net touch service allowed in badminton?
When a rally is in play, this means when a serve has been delivered, there are TWO things that you cannot touch during the rally. Badminton Net. You and your racket cannot touch the net in the middle of a rally.
What are three badminton rules?
- A match consists of the best of three games of 21 points.
- The player/pair winning a rally adds a point to its score.
- At 20-all, the player/pair which first gains a 2-point lead wins that game.
- At 29-all, the side scoring the 30th point wins that game.
- The player/pair winning a game serves first in the next game.
Badminton Courts have a length of 44′ (13.4 m), but double courts are 20′ (6.1 m) wide while single courts are reduced to 17′ (5.18 m); shrinking by 1.5′ (. 46 m) on both sides.
So just to be clear, a doubles service court is made from these four lines:
- The centre line.
- A doubles side line (outside side line)
- The front service line.
- The inside back line (not the very back line, but the next one in)
Short Service Line – The line 6 l/2 feet from the net which a serve must reach to be legal. Shuttlecock – Official name for the object that players hit. Also known as “birdie.” Weight: .
What is the new serving rule? According to the new rule, “the whole of the shuttle shall be below 1.15 metres from the surface of the court at the instant of being hit by the server’s racket”. Basically, the point of contact at the start of the serve cannot be more than 1.15 meters from the court.
There are 3 basic serves; High Serve (used in singles only, Low Serve (used in both singles and doubles) and Flick serve (used in doubles).