Players start a game by serving from the right side of the court in badminton. You always serve from the right side of the court when you have an even number of points and always serve from the left side of the court when you have an odd number of points.
Keeping this in consideration, what service court should the serve start from in badminton?
Additionally, what are the service lines in a single badminton court?
The service line for a singles game is the back line of the court. The serve — not to be executed until both players indicate they are ready — must be underhanded and completed behind the service line.
What are the general rules of badminton?
- 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.
The Laws of Badminton
- A match consists of the best of 3 games of 21 points.
- Every time there is a serve – there is a point scored.
- The side winning a rally adds a point to its score.
- At 20 all, the side which gains a 2 point lead first, wins that game.
- At 29 all, the side scoring the 30th point, wins that game.
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).
According to the new service rule, the point of impact cannot be higher than 1.15 metres from the court level. Last November, the BWF tweaked the service-related law, saying it would be introducing a fixed service rule on an experimental basis in all the top tournaments in 2018.