Badminton Singles & Doubles
Register At the event
November 15th (Tuesday) and November 17th (Thursday)
Starting time at on both days.
DIVISIONS OF COMPETITION & FORMAT:
Men’s Women’s Fraternity Sorority
FORMAT: The exact
format will be single elimination. The games will be played in the Intramural
Gym inside the
Singles will start first. Once singles is over, doubles will begin after that.
ELIGIBILITY: Participants are subject to the Intramural Sports eligibility rules as stated in the Intramural Handbook.
**Rosters will be checked throughout the season for eligibility. **
VALID ID CARDS: Before
anyone can participate, each player must present a picture identification (
EQUIPMENT: Racquets and shuttlecocks will be provided. If players wish to bring their own equipment, they are free to do so.
Safety: Proper attire should be worn. All jewelry (including tied rope necklaces, earrings, nose rings, etc.) should be removed before participating. For Badminton, it is recommended but not required. Persons wearing casts or wrapped/ padded appendages will not be allowed to participate. Individuals are required to obtain prior approval from the IM Director for the use of orthopedic devices essential to protect an injury. Players bleeding or having blood on clothing will be prohibited from participation until appropriate measures have been administered.
Scoring: The game consists of 15 points (Win by two-17 point cap). A set consists of three games. Best two out of three.
The game rules (Singles): The side which has the serve is called the “in” side and the side receiving the serve is called the “out” side. The game is begun by a toss or racquet spin; the side winning the option may (a) serve first, (b) receive, (c) choose court. The server shall start by serving from the right hand service court to an opponent standing in his/her right hand service area. Players will receive alternate serves. Service is made from the right service area when the score of the server is zero or even and from the left side when the score is odd. Players, therefore, must change service area whenever a point is scored. A player who commits an infraction of the rules has made a “fault.” A fault on the part of the server results in loss of serve or if the fault is by the receiving side it is a point.
The game rules (Doubles): The side which has the serve is called the “in” side and the side receiving the serve is called the “out” side. The game is begun by a toss or racquet spin; the side winning the option may (a) serve first, (b) receive, (c) choose court. The server shall start by serving from the right hand service court to an opponent standing in his/her right hand service area. The serve is made in the doubles court area and only the player standing in the proper service court may play the shuttle and return it. Players will receive alternate serves. The side starting the service has only one person serve during the first inning. In all subsequent innings each partner will serve. Players continue to serve until a “hand out” is made, at which point the other partner will serve until such time as the opponents serve. Players, therefore, must change service area whenever a point is scored. A player who commits an infraction of the rules has made a “fault.” A fault on the part of the server results in loss of the serve or if the fault is by the receiving side it is a point.
Faults on serve: Service is overhand. Shuttle is hit at a point higher than the server’s waist or any parts of the racket are higher than server’s hand holding the racket. Shuttle is not hit to proper service area. Server is not standing in proper area to serve, is standing on lines or if the receiver is not in the proper court area. Server forfeits or balks opponent off balance. Shuttle is hit outside the court, passes under the net or touches person, dress, walls or ceiling. Striking shuttle before it crosses the net. Net or supports are touched by player or racket.
Additions: During a serve, both the server and receiver must stand in their respective courts. Touching a line with the foot is considered out of the court. If the shuttle hits the net on the serve and is otherwise good, it’s legal. A shuttle which touches the net during play is in play if it goes in the proper court. A server who misses the shuttle completely during serve doesn’t commit a fault. A shuttle which falls on the line is considered in bounds. Any accidental hindrance is considered a let (ex., ball on court) It is illegal for a player to hold up his racquet to block a return at the net. S/he may hold it up, however, to protect his/her face.
Sportsmanship: Good sportsmanship is a requirement of all participants. Participants are to conduct themselves properly at all times. The IM Department reserves the right to suspend or disqualify individuals or group for unsportsmanlike conduct. Unsportsmanlike actions before, during and/or after a contest will not be tolerated any anyone who tries them will face swift discipline.