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12-05-2013, 11:49 AM #1
Crossing the center line with your feet while playing a shot
Is it legal to cross the center line with your foot when hitting a shot? In trying to get a drop, I stepped over the center line - was able to get the drop shot without touching the net - but my foot had crossed over the center line.
12-05-2013, 12:20 PM #2
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12-05-2013, 12:33 PM #3
Thanks - yes, my foot went underneath the net. So as long as opponents are not obstructed or distracted it's legal.
I would think if I am going to try for shot like this - then it's best to clear the shuttle or hit it cross court. If drop near me - they might view that as an obstruction.
12-05-2013, 12:43 PM #4
If he is playing from the rear court I don't see how he could be obstructed/distracted as long as you remove your foot before he comes to the front to play it even when you play straight net. But yeah if you get in his way or start doing a hokey cokey under the net then it's fault.
12-05-2013, 01:27 PM #5
http://bit.ly/1jqJJho). You can, and will, cross this centre line in your court, even if you play para-badminton. However, the imaginary line just below the net, you are legally permitted to cross during a rally and are penalised for it, only if you obstructed your opponent playing a shot, or distracted from playing a shot.
And about "when hitting a shot" you mean, the shuttle is still in play, correct?
If you, including your billowing jersey, touched the net before the shuttle landed on court or was played by your opponent, then, you are at fault. Also remember, sometimes below the net will be the post-supports, if you touched this support, while shuttle was still in play, then fault.
Last edited by 2wheels04; 12-05-2013 at 01:30 PM. Reason: incl post-support situation
12-05-2013, 02:37 PM #6
Yes, I am referring to the line below the net.
I mostly play doubles (recreational) so there is the odd occasion if I'm in the back court and the person at the front is contemplating, if they should go for the drop or not - I sometimes try for it just for the exercise (and sore back). So opposing net player might be there.
12-05-2013, 05:11 PM #7
Anyway feel free not to answer those questions, enjoy your baddy and stop getting in peoples way under the net
12-11-2013, 02:13 PM #8
Additionally, they prefer to play side - side - but again they only hit what they can reach - so I have to cover the drop and clear - which I find harder. I don't cover the clear anymore - since they turn back and look if I'm getting it - I don't hit - when they are looking back. So just getting them to play the front - makes things much easier.
I mostly play for exercise - so I sometimes try to reach those shots, the courts are also very dusty, so very difficult to stop. Always wondered, if I was making a legal shot or not, since my momentum carries my leg over the center (below the net) line.
Thanks for the clarification on the "net shot" and "drop shot" wasn't aware of the distinction.