|| SOUTHERN TASMANIAN BADMINTON ASSN
ABN: 16 720 833 957
The H Thompson Badminton Centre
101 Cascade Road, South Hobart, Tasmania
Rules for Scoring
(From Badminton World Federation Statutes)
(For complete rules see The Laws of Badminton)
Interval and Change of Ends
- A match consists of the best of 3 games of 21 points.
- Every time there is a serve – there is a point scored.
- The side winning a rally adds a point to its score.
- At 20 all, the side which gains a 2 point lead first,
wins that game.
- At 29 all, the side scoring the 30th point, wins that
- The side winning a game serves first in the next game.
- When the leading score reaches 11 points, players
have a 60 second interval.
- A 2 minute interval between each game is allowed.
- In the third game, players change ends when the
leading score reaches 11 points.
- At the beginning of the game (0-0) and when the
server’s score is even, the server serves from
the right service court. When the server’s score is odd, the server
serves from the left service court.
- If the server wins a rally, the server scores a point
and then serves again from the alternate service court.
- If the receiver wins a rally, the receiver scores a
point and becomes the new server. They serve from the appropriate
service court – left if their score is odd, and right if it is even.
- A side has only one ‘service’.
- The service passes consecutively to the players as
shown in the diagram.
- At the beginning of the game and when the score is
even, the server serves from the right service court. When it is odd,
the server serves from the left court.
- If the serving side wins a rally, the serving side
scores a point and the same server serves again from the alternate
- If the receiving side wins a rally, the receiving
side scores a point. The receiving side becomes the new serving side.
- The players do not change their respective service
courts until they win a point when their side is serving.
If players commit an
error in the service court, the error is corrected when the mistake is