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   Definitions:

Player
Any person playing badminton

Match The basic contest in badminton between opposing sides each of 1 or 2 players

Singles A match where there is one player on each of the opposing sides

Doubles A match where there are two players on each of the opposing sides

Serving side The side having the right to serve

Receiving side The side opposing the serving side

 

  Court and court Equipment:

  • 1.1 The court shall be a rectangle laid out with lines 40 mm wide as in Diagram A.
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  • 1.2 The lines shall be easily distinguishable and preferably be coloured white or yellow.
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  • 1.3 All lines form part of the area which they define.
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  • 1.4 The posts shall be 1.55 metres in height from the surface of the court and shall remain vertical when the net is strained as provided in Law 1.10.
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  • 1.5 The posts shall be placed on the doubles side lines as in Diagram A irrespective of whether singles or doubles is being played.
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  • 1.6 The net shall be made of fine cord of dark colour and even thickness with a mesh of not less than l5 mm and not more than 20 mm.
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  • 1.7 The net shall be 760 mm in depth and at least 6.1 metres wide.
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  • 1.8 The top of the net shall be edged with a 75 mm white cloth tape doubled over a cord or cable running through the tape. This tape must rest upon the cord or cable.
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  • 1.9 The cord or cable shall be stretched firmly, flush with the top of the posts.
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  • 1.10 The top of the net from the surface of the court shall be 1.524 metres at the centre of the court and 1.55 metres over the side lines for doubles.
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  • 1.11 There shall be no gaps between the ends of the net and the posts. If necessary, the full depth of the net should be tied at the ends.

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      The Shuttle (Birdie):

     

  • 2.1 The shuttle may be made from natural and/or synthetic materials. From whatever material the shuttle is made, the flight characteristics generally should be similar to those produced by a natural feathered shuttle with a cork base covered by a thin layer of leather.
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  • 2.2 The shuttle shall have 16 feathers fixed in the base.
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  • 2.3 The feathers shall be measured from the tip to the top of the base and in each shuttle shall be of the same length. This length can be between 62 mm and 70 mm.
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  • 2.4 The tips of the feathers shall lie on a circle with a diameter from 58 mm to 68 mm.
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  • 2.5 The feathers shall be fastened firmly with thread or other suitable material.
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  • 2.6 The base shall be 25 mm to 28 mm in diameter and rounded on the bottom.
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  • 2.7 The shuttle shall weigh from 4.74 to 5.50 grams.
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  • 2.8 Non-Feathered Shuttle
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  • 2.8.1 The skirt, or simulation of feathers in synthetic materials, replaces natural feathers.
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  • 2.8.2 The base is described in Law 2.6.
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  • 2.8.3 Measurements and weight shall be as in Laws 2.3, 2.4 and 2.7. However, because of the difference in the specific gravity and other properties of synthetic materials in comparison with feathers, a variation of up to 10 per cent is acceptable.
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  • 2.9 Subject to there being no variation in the general design, speed and flight of the shuttle, modifications in the above specifications may be made with the approval of the Member Association concerned:
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  • 2.9.1 in places where atmospheric conditions due to either altitude or climate make the standard shuttle unsuitable; or
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  • 2.9.2 if special circumstances exist which make it otherwise necessary in the interests of the game.
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