How is it played?
Para Badminton is a sport that is played in the individual category for women and men, and women’s doubles, men’s doubles, and mixed doubles. It is played under the same Badminton World Federation rules.
This fast and dynamic sport does not have a playing time. Whomever completes the required score, wins by obtaining two sets. Matches are played to 21 points and at 11 points there is a resting timeout of one minute. Between one set and the next there are two minutes of timeout to switch sides.
Points are scored when hitting the shuttle with the racket to pass it over the net, and land it on the opponent’s field.
Within the game objectives we can find:
- Make the shuttle fall on the opponent’s field.
- Make the opponent hit the shuttle out of the field’s bounds.
- Make the opponent hit the shuttle against the net.
- Hit the opponent’s body with the shuttle.
As you can see, each side can only hit the shuttle once before it passes over the net.
In this Para sport, you must always pay attention, since it is very fast. A match consists of the best of three sets and the first player or couple to hit 21 points wins the set. If the score is even at 20 points, the team that obtains an advantage of two points wins that game.
If the difference is lower than two, the game continues until the difference of two points is achieved. If the score reaches 29, the player or team that hits 30 points first wins.
- In the field of play for lower classes (WH1, WH2 and SL3), half the court is used. In superior classes (SL4, SU5 and SL6) the field of play is the same as badminton.
- The service in lower classes must be within the game’s quadrant (service area), without the shuttle falling in the first quadrant. This is considered a null service.
- The service in superior classes must be crossed, starting from the right quadrant. It must be done over shoulder’s height.