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Laws of Badminton (Badminton World Federation) (Approved at BWF AGM 15 May 2010)

Discussion in 'Rules / Tournament Regulation / Officiating' started by mickey_vun, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. mickey_vun

    mickey_vun Regular Member

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    Are there any changes from the previous set of laws?
     
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    I don't know...... But I think it is already the most updated......
     
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    It's just mostly word changes and grammar corrections.
     
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    hello guys,, i have my question here regarding the laws in playing badminton..
    Can i use left and right hand in playing badminton?
    for example:
    if the shuttle drop in my left side, i will use my forehand left hand and if the shuttle drop in my right side i shift my racket and will use my forehand right hand..

    Can i use that strategies in playing?
    I hope you can help me about this one. Thanks in advance
     
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    Yes we can

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    Can't find laws that say that we cannot use left and right hand in playing Badminton.

    Therefore, we should expect a simple answer: Yes we can. :):):)
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    Thank you Sir Chris for the answer..
    Now, i have no doubts in doing this.. hehe
    Have A Good Day
    and God Bless.. ^_^
     
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    Why not master all strokes with one hand?

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    I have seen players exchanging their rackets from their right hand to their left, and then back to their right.

    But IMHO; I cannot see advantages for players to be able to do so.

    Why not master all strokes with one hand? Why complicate things; and to have too many hands involved. :p:p:p
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    There is this guy here ( 18 year old ) from Malaysia..
    He's the Junior and Mens Champion here in Qatar... and he can play with both hands.. However, he uses only right hand in matches. :D
    I was playing with him once , in half court, and I noticed something different. I couldnt tell immediately that he was playing with his left hand, because his strokes were STILL VERY GOOD with the left. He could do smashes, full length backhand clear and lifts with his left. :D So it took time for me to find out what was WEIRD. When I did realize he was playing with his LEFT, I was amazed at the quality of strokes he could do, with both his Right and Left. ( Right one was marginally better than the Left )
     
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    The good thing being able to play with either right or left hand

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    The good thing being able to play with either right or left hand is when one's preferred hand/arm is injured; is he/she can continue to play; now with the other hand. :):):)
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    If you can use either hand, then are there any rules that say you can't use 2 rackets? Ie. one in each hand?:D
     
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    Yes we can again

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    Again, can't find laws that say that we cannot use 2 rackets when playing Badminton.

    Therefore, we should expect a simple answer: Yes we can. :):):)
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    Hehe, now that would interesting the next time I play in my club...:D
     
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    But why would you want to carry a racket in each hand?

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    But why would you want to carry a racket in each hand?

    You would probably find the other racket interfering with the swing of whichever racket you are making the stroke with.
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    Chris, are there any rules to say you can't break your opponent's legs? ;)

    Are there any rules stopping me from placing a giant fan behind my half of the court? ;)

    (Don't mind me, I'm in a Socratic mood. :D)
     
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    The laws refer several times to "the racket" (in the singular), so you could say it's implicit that there should be only one racket. I think there's at least some room for debate on this point.

    (Gollum, I think law 13.4.4 or 13.4.5 might forbid you breaking an opponent's legs during the game. So if you want to use this tactic, you have to do it before play starts ;-)
     
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    Good catch. :D To make it clear, I propose modifications to the laws, e.g.:

    13.4.5
    deliberately distracts an opponent by any action such as shouting, making gestures, or breaking his legs.​

    There's always the mid-game interval.
     
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    Don't worry. Breaking someone's leg is covered by criminal law where I live (and in most places I suppose), so doesn't have to be covered by Laws of Badminton :) which is about badminton-specific actions, after all. The umpire can call the police, if needed, which I hope never happens.

     
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    Sir Chris,
    i'm a left handed person, and I grip my racket on my left hand,, when the shuttle goes in my back then right side, i definitely use backhand, and when player use their backhand striking the shuttle behind them, they are half looking to the opponent's court.
    but when i use my right forehand, i easily manage to hit the shuttle and look for the area where i wanted to land it.
    it's another forehand smash, drive, or any crosscourt shot using my right hand.
    and another reason is to be unique.. hehe
    I hope i can do it.
    Please correct me if I'm wrong in my conclusion, or what I'm going to do.
     

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