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Distraction

Discussion in 'Techniques / Training' started by DeadlyDuck, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. DeadlyDuck

    DeadlyDuck Regular Member

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    Just wondering, for all those people out there, is purposely distracting your opponent illegal? For example; I was playing doubles in a tournament, one guy always yelled when I wound up to spike. This threw off my timing. So is this against the rules? Cause its an extremely dirty way of playing either way.
     
  2. Danstevens

    Danstevens Regular Member

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    I think this one is at the umpire's discretion, they tend to let you/your opponent it if it's out of hand and give a warning. If you're not happy, you can always tell the umpire that you think your opponents are trying to deliberately distract you and that you would like something doing about it.
     
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    but is it actually a rule not to?
     
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    There may be a rule somewhere in the badminton law book but if not, it's sort of an unwritten rule anyway, like when the umpire at a tennis match asks for "quiet please".
     
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    I think this may cover it, under unsportsmanlike conducts. Players’ Code of Conduct

    VVV, it looks like TheBear found the right one.
     
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    13.4.5 It is a fault if, in play, a player deliberately distracts an opponent by any action such as shouting or making gestures

    Hope that helps
     
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    thanks, i wish i had called him on it now....
     
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    I know exactly what you mean ! I got a copy of the rules from the Badminton England website, printed them off and lobbed them straight into the racquet bag - very useful in matches !
     

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