Badminton: The Olympic Sport

I like to play badminton with my dad or friends and we usually play badminton outside but badminton is supposed to be an indoor sport. Badminton is one of the Olympic Sports. Badminton can be played as singles or doubles which means there can be 1 or 2 players on the each side of the court.

It is played on a rectangular court that measures 44 feet x 17 feet. The net is about 5 feet down and stretches across the center of the court. Every player has a racket and a shuttlecock, also called a birdie. The birdie is shaped like a cone and has a nob on the top which makes it more arrow dynamic and moves much slower than a ball.

The most important thing in badminton is to score required points faster than the opponent to win the game. The player gets a point when the birdie lands on the other side of the court and if the other team misses the birdie, then the team that hit it last gets the point. The first team to get 21 points is the winner but the winning team must win by 2 points, but the team to get 30 points first wins no matter how many points other team has. The first team to win 2 out of 3 games wins the whole match.

The basic rules in badminton are :

  • No player is allowed to touch the net with any of their body parts or the racket at all times.
  • Another rule is that the birdie should not be resting on the player’s racket.
  • The birdie should not land on or outside of the boundary lines and the birdie should not hit the ceiling(in a indoor game).
  • While serving the birdie it should be served under the waist with an underhand motion.
  • The team receiving the serve shouldn’t touch the lines on the court before the birdie is served.

The simple way to win is just to be focused and hit the birdie to the other side and score but always try to keep it in the air. Badminton is a fun and a great sport to play. Badminton keeps you moving all the time during the game and it is a very energetic game. You can have lot of fun with badminton, you can have challenges with your friends and family. It is fun sport, so enjoy playing Badminton !!!

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