Find out everything there is to know about the NEW outdoor game: AirBadminton (video)
What is AirBadminton?
Badminton as we know it is a popular, fun and inclusive sport with more than 300 million active players globally, encouraging participation and excitement around the game of Badminton. AirBadminton is an ambitious new development project designed by the Badminton World Federation to create opportunities for people of all ages and ability to play badminton on hard, grass and sand surfaces in parks, gardens, streets, playgrounds and beaches around the world.
How to Play:
How is a game scored within a match?
A team scores a point by successfully landing the AirShuttle on the opponent's court; or when the opposing team commits a fault.
How does the scoring system work?
A match shall consist of the best of five games. A game shall be won by the side which first scores 11 points. If the score is tied at 10-all, the side which gains a two-point lead first will win the game. If the score becomes 12-all, the side scoring the 13th point shall win the game. A team winning a game shall serve first in the next match.
What equipment do you need to play?
Approval of the AirShuttles is determined by the Badminton World Federation. Traditional stringed racket shall be used to play AirBadminton, thicker string and lighter tension is reccommended to account for the weight of the AirShuttle.
What is the difference between Doubles and Triples?
We’ll start with the most basic distinction: doubles matches are two pairs compete against one another, while triples matches three athletes on each side.
How big is the court?
The playing court is a rectangle measuring 16.0 x 6.0 metres, surrounded by a free zone on all sides.The free zone is a minimum of 2.0 metres and a maximum of 4.0 metres from the side lines/back boundary lines. There is a space in the middle of the court called a "dead zone" - preventing drop shots to be played.
Mixed Team Relay
The Mixed Doubles relay is a fun alternate format to AirBadminton that allowed a constant mix of players throughout the match.