Rules and Regulations for Badminton Singles

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Category: Badminton Rules, Terms and Regulations Published: 14 March 2014
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Scoring System for Badminton SinglesRules for Badminton Singles

  1. Badminton Singles is a match consists of the best of 3 games of 21 points.
  2. Every time there is a serve – there is a point scored.
  3. The side winning a rally adds a point to its score.
  4. At 20 all, the side which gains a 2 point lead first, wins that game.
  5. At 29 all, the side scoring the 30th point, wins that game.
  6. The side winning a game serves first in the next game.

Rules and Regulations for Badminon Singles

  1. 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.
  2. If the server wins a rally, the server scores a point and then serves again from the alternate service court.
  3. 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.

Watch the video below (produced by , to learn more about the scoring system during a singles tournament:



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