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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.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by DeadlyDuck View Post
    but is it actually a rule not to?
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by DeadlyDuck View Post
    but is it actually a rule not to?
    I think this may cover it, under unsportsmanlike conducts. Players’ Code of Conduct

    VVV, it looks like TheBear found the right one.
    Last edited by hhwoot; 03-29-2009 at 02:55 PM.

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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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