Doubles Badminton

Roster specifications and additions
  1. RULE CHANGE AS OF 1/1/2010: Teams must be co-ed. A team consists of a minimum of 2 players 1 CSB/1 SJU (maximum 4 players 2 CSB/ 2SJU). One female and one male must always be on the court during competition at all times.
  2. All team members must have their name on the team roster by the last scheduled regular season game in order to be eligible to play during playoffs.  No additions can be made after this point.  It is the team captain’s responsibility to make sure that team rosters are updated prior to playoffs.
Checking in your team

All teams (at least 1 person from the team) MUST SIGN IN AT THE CAMPUS RECREATION DESK by their scheduled game time.  Failure to do so will result in a forfeit.  Each team must be on the court AND ready to play by ten minutes after their scheduled game time-ALL GAMES WILL START NO LATER THAN 10 MINUTES AFTER THEIR SCHEDULED TIME. Failure of a team not being on the court and ready to play will result in a forfeit.  It is not the responsibility of the official/court supervisors to find teams to get their games going.  It is the responsibility of the captain to make sure their team is on the court and ready to play.


To start the game the racket is spun and one player can either call it up or down.

15 points are required to win a set.  players must win by 2 points.

2 sets won are required for victory in a game.

A player serves always from the right serving area across the court to the left, when having an even amount of points.  Correspondingly, when having an odd amount of points the player serves from left to right.

A player must serve within the serving box to the opposite serving box.

The "shuttle" must land within the parameters opposite serving box.

A player has one try to serve.  If the serve lands in the wrong box, goes out of bounds, hits the net or does not land in the box then the server losses the serve.


Players are named: Even and Odd

The Even player serves as explained above, but the Odd player serves exactly in the opposite way.

A player serves as long as he is able to score points. After that his team mate continues.

After both players on the team have lost their serve once, the other team may start serving. The first serve comes always from the right serving area and the first server, when having even points, it is the Even player and the Odd player on odd points correspondingly.

Special Exception: When a new set begins the team that serves first has only one serve (even player).


The shuttle is allowed to "touch" the net, but the racket is NOT.

The player is not allowed to prevent the other players "swing" on the net with his racket.

The shuttle landing on the line is considered IN.

While serving, the racket must hit the shuttle under the players waist level and the feet are not allowed to move.

One must serve with one continuous "swing", i.e. you are not allowed to stop the movement of the racket, once you've began the serve, until the racket hits the shuttle.

Reporting winner
  1. Winning team must report scores to the Campus Recreation desk.
  1. All equipment will be provided by the Campus Recreation department.


**A team can only have three forfeits. A team will be ineligible for playoffs with forfeiture of a 4th game.