Singles badminton involves serving diagonally into a long, service box. Rallying then continues on a long court with the border on the first side line.
Doubles badminton involves serving diagonally into a shorter, wider service box than in singles badminton. After the serve, rallying takes place on the whole court area.
For players with a disability, court sizes are adapted according to the category of player under a classification system. For more details of this, take a look at our disability badminton section.
The aim of the game is to score points by:
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There are many different ways to play singles on a full or half court. We have included seven variations of singles, offering alternative fun competitions by adapting the boundaries and offering different scoring formats. This is suitable for all levels of player and be used for some friendly competition or as a coaching aid to help players identify their own strengths and weaknesses.
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