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: