In this video you will learn the badminton rules for a game of singles.
Do check out the videos on the doubles rules as well as the rules for the serve in singles and doubles...they're all part of the free badminton program available on our website!
This video is aimed at newcomers to the sport of badminton who want to familiarise themselves with the basic rules before playing.
Singles is played between two opponents who hit the shuttle with their rackets over and across the net until it falls on the ground.
The singles court includes the back tramlines and excludes the side tramlines. Each player has two service boxes.
The height of the net is 5 feet or 155 cm and slightly lower in the centre.
The rally starts with the service and ends when the shuttle falls on the ground or out of the singles court.
A match consists of a best of 3 games of 21 points. Every time the serve is played a point is scored. The person who wins the rally adds a point to his score. When the game is tied at 20 points each, the person who gains a 2 point lead first, wins that game. When the game is tied at 29 points each, the person who scores the 30th point, wins that game.
After the game is over, sides are switched and the person who has won the game serves first. In the third game, when a player reaches 11 points, sides are switched. *
Enjoy your game!