|:IBF Regulations on
tournaments have some sort of regulation regarding acceptable
clothing on their tournament entry forms, and justify it by saying
that it is an IBF regulation. Just what exactly are the IBF
regulations? There is the
perception that white clothing is the rule. However, most of the
regulations are restrictions on advertising. In fact, most of the
predominantly white T-shirts worn at OBA tournaments would be
illegal by IBF regulations.
The full regulations on clothing can be found on the IBF
website. The clothing regulations only apply to what the players
are wearing when they are playing, not when they are warming up. The
highlights of the regulations are listed below:
Acceptable Badminton Sports Clothing - this generally means no
jeans, no black-soled shoes, and no baseball caps or hats of any
Colour - ANY colour or combination of colours are acceptable. It
is recommended that doubles partners wear the same colours.
Design - Abstract designs are permitted if they are devoid of
advertising, commercial or promotional content. If the design forms
part ofan advert, it must conform to the required dimensions.
Lettering - Lettering is allowed if it is part of an advert
and conforms to the required dimensions for advertising; Lettering
is also allowed to indicate the player's name and country. In this
latter case, the recommended size of the lettering is 10 cm.
Advertising - Must be 20 square centimetres or less and no more
than 3 in total in one of the following locations on a shirt only:
left sleeve, right sleeve, left collar, right collar, front of
shirt. Advertising is also allowed on each sock and each shoe and
each other article of clothing so long as they are 20 square
centimetres or less. If the advert is contained in a band, it must
not exceed 10 cm. Content of advertisements must not clash with the
event sponsors or the TV broadcasters, nor may it infringe local law
or be considered offensive.