Badminton is a fun and simple game that involves accuracy, coordination, and the right equipment. The main object of the game is to hit the shuttlecock, a lightweight, triangular, cylinder-shaped device, over the net.
The necessary equipment that you need to play badminton consists of a net, a shuttlecock, couple rackets, a net, and a court. The height of the net is generally five feet, and a standard court is forty-four by twenty feet wide. The shuttlecock, also called a birdie, generally has two types. One of them is plastic with a rubber base, and the other one has feathers with a cork base.
Beginners of the game need to know a series of rules that come with badminton. A player can't touch any part of the net with either their racket or body. If the birdie lands or stops on the net, the play cannot be carried out. The birdie is only allowed to hit the net during a continuous play. Players score a point when the shuttle fails to return to your side or if it goes out of bounds by the opposing team.
The team who gets to serve first is usually determined by a coin toss. A serve has to be hit diagonally to the other side, and any team can score on a serve. If you're serving on the left side, then you have to serve it to the right side and vice-versa. Only one serve is allowed per side, and the racket must make contact with the birdie, below the waist, on each serve. All lines on the court are considered to be in bounds.
Games are usually played to twenty-one points, and a match is won if you win two out of three games. In a singles game, you will serve on the right side if the score is even, and on the left if it's odd. In doubles, when you serve on the right, you will continue to do so until the score is odd. The pattern is reversed for your partner. In a twenty-twenty tie, you have to win by two points.
Badminton is a moderate impact game that is easy to play. All you need to do is follow a few simple instructions and bring the necessary equipment.
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