Badminton Study Guide

By Katrina Mosley

History and Origin.

Badminton originated in Europe and Asia. The game was originally known as battledore and shuttlecock. Where they would use a bat or paddle and hit a shuttlecock back and forth over a net, not allowing it to hit the ground.

General Rules.

Scoring System

A match consists of the best of three games of 21 points. Each serve, there is a point scored. The side that wins the game, serves for the next game. If the score if 20 all, the team to get the next two points wins.


Playing Singles.

If the servers score is even, they serve from the right side of the court. If the servers score is odd, they will serve from the left side of the court. If the server wins a rally, they serve again and move to the other side of the court. If the receiver wins the rally, they become the new server.


Playing Doubles.

Each side only has one service. The server serves from the right side of the court if their points are even, and if they are odd, they will serve from the left side of the court. If the server wins a rally, they move to the opposite side of the court and serve again. If the receiver wins the rally, they move to the appropriate side and they will become the new server.

The Equipment; Shuttlecock, racket, and a net.

Types Of Shots; Clear, Drive, Drop, Smash. Serve.