Its time you brushed up your smash skills because Symbiosis Institute of Business Management is here with its inter college badminton tournament. So, bring out your Yonex-es, silver’s and Wilson’s and bag those exciting cash prizes. Be it individually or in a team, the court lines don’t spare anyone.
Rules for Shuttler
1. COURT AND COURT EQUIPMENT
i. The court shall be a rectangle with the dimensions being 6.1m by 13.4m.
ii. The net is situated in the middle of the court and is set at 1.55m.
iii. The game will take place with two (singles) or four (doubles) players.
i. The toss will be held in the beginning of the match.
ii. The side winning the toss shall exercise the choice of the following:
a. To serve first
b. To select court side.
iii. The side losing the toss shall exercise the remaining choice.
3. SCORING SYSTEM
i. To score a point the shuttle should hit within the parameters of the court (Refer to Diagram)
ii. A match shall consist of 1 set except for Semi-finals and Finals which shall constitute of the best of three of games.
iii. One set will consist of 21 points wherein the players will change the courts after the first player achieves 11 points. Whereas for Semi-Final and Final Matches the set will constitute of 21 points and the sides will be changed after each set.
iv. After side change, the opponent of the player who served first, will be serving.
i. The server shall not serve before the receiver is ready. However, the receiver shall be considered to have been ready if a return of the service is attempted.
ii. The player shall serve from, and receive in, their respective right service courts when the server has not scored or has scored an even number of points in that game.
iii. The player shall serve from, and receive in, their respective left service courts when the server has scored an odd number of points in that game.
iv. A service must be hit underarm and below the server’s waist. No overarm serves are allowed.
5. SINGLES AND DOUBLES
The side lines for singles and doubles have been illustrated in the diagram given below:
6. SERVICE COURT ERRORS
i. A service court error has been made when a player has served or received out of turn or the service has been served or received from the wrong service courts.
ii. If a service court error is discovered, the error shall be corrected, and the existing score shall stand.
7. SHUTTLE NOT IN PLAY
i. A shuttle is not in play when it strikes the net or post and starts to fall towards the surface of the court on the striker’s side of the net.
ii. If the shuttle touches the ceiling every third time in one set, the opponent will receive a point.
After the completion of each game, there will be an interval of 5 minutes.
9. DELAY IN PLAY
The referee of the match shall wait for 15 minutes for the player to arrive, failure to which the opponent will win the match by default.
i. The referee shall be in overall charge of the tournament.
ii. There will be two line judges and a scorer.
iii. A line judge shall indicate whether the shuttle landed ‘in’ or ‘out’ of the lines assigned.
iv. An official’s decision will be final on all points of fact.
v. If the laws are continuously broken by a player, then the referee holds the power to dock that player of points with persisting fouls receiving a forfeit of the set or even the match.
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