Situation: Player A is playing the shuttle very close to the net. The opponent, player B, holds up his/her racket just above the net (on his/her own side) such that it is nearly impossible for player A not to hit the shuttle into the racket of player B and immediately have it come back into player A's court. Has player B committed a fault? I've done this a few time myself & have seen quite a few accomplished players also do as well. I've been told that player B cannot block player A's shot in such a manner. Legally, B can time a response to A's shot but cannot have his racket already in place waiting for A to make his shot. Is this a violation of current rules. An old rule? I cannot seem to figure out which Law of Badminton applies to this situation. Does this constitute a disallowed distraction? Is it covered by Rule 13.4.4 ? Some other rule? Any officials out there know the answer?