Rules and Regulations for Badminton Doubles

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Category: Badminton Rules, Terms and Regulations Published: 16 March 2014
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Scoring System for Badminton DoublesRules for Badminton Men's Doubles, Women's Doubles, and Mixed Doubles

  1. Badminton Doubles 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 Doubles

  1. A side has only one ‘service’.
  2. The service passes consecutively to the players as shown in the video.
  3. 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.
  4. If the serving side wins a rally, the serving side scores a point and the same server serves again from the alternate service court.
  5. If the receiving side wins a rally, the receiving side scores a point. The receiving side becomes the new serving side.
  6. The players do not change their respective service courts until they win a point when their side is serving.

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


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