Badminton is the perfect game for the early spring season; light, fast, and easy to learn. It’s also one of the most fun outdoor sports around, so it makes sense that many people are trying it out. But some of those new players might be wondering how they can participate in a game with so few rules. Badminton is an easy game to learn, but there are some simple rules that you can follow to organize your next badminton game. Here’s a guide for organizing badminton games.
1. Find A Court
Because badminton is played outside, you’ll want to find an area with a relatively large open space and no obstructions in the distance that could interfere with the play. You should also be sure that there are no low hanging branches or other overhead objects that would get in the way.
2. Organize The Players
In badminton, there are two teams, each with two players. If you’re organizing a larger group, you can play in teams of three or four. Once you’ve decided how many people will be on each team and what the overall score will be (sometimes badminton games are played to 21 or 15), then make sure that both teams know what it is.
3. Decide on A Winner
Badminton games can be played to a point score, or until one team reaches the score limit. Make sure that both teams are aware of what kind of game you’re playing so that they don’t accidentally play to the wrong score. This rule is especially important if you have a large group of players, some of whom might not be familiar with badminton.
4. Choose A Server
In badminton, the player who serves is determined by what kind of game you’re playing. If you’re playing a point score, then the server is chosen by whoever scores the most points. If you’re playing to a particular number of points, or to a particular number of games until one team wins, then the server will be chosen by lot. You can find out more about this in this article on the different kinds of badminton styles.
5. Start The Game
Once you’ve decided who will serve and organized your players, your next order of business is to serve and catch the shuttlecock in play. The first team to score 15 points wins.
6. Keep Score Of The Game
If you’re playing to a set number of points, you’ll want to keep score of the game so that you know when it’s done. Try not to be the scorekeeper, since keeping track will probably mean that you can’t participate in the game itself. If your group is small enough, you can have each player keep track of their own score and report back to the scorer at the end of each game or point-score round.