Adult – Badminton Contest

Taste of India – Contest Mania 2024 Guidelines

Contest Date – Saturday, March 23th 2024

Venue: Hindu Temple Of Hampton Roads

All players MUST sign a waiver form before the participant is permitted to take part in the Badminton Competition.

  • Mandatory $5 registration fee per contestant.
  • Both Contestants in a team have to register separately.
  • No mixed teams are allowed – same gender teams will play.


  • Players to bring their own badminton rackets.
  • TOI will provide shuttles for play.
  • Players can’t bring their own shuttles and can only play with shuttles provided.


  • Before play commences, a toss shall be conducted and the side winning the toss shall exercise the choice to serve or receive first; to start play at one end of the court or the other.

Scoring System:

  • Every time there is a serve – there is a point scored.
  • The side winning a rally adds a point to its score.
  • Each match is a knock out match of 21 points.
  • A match shall be won by the side which first scores 21 points.
  • If the score becomes 20-all, the side which gains a two point lead first, shall win that match.
  • If the score becomes 29-all, the side scoring the 30th point shall win that match.


  • At the beginning of the game (0-0) and when the server’s score is even, the server serves from the right service court. When the server’s score is odd, the server serves from the left service court.
  • If the server wins a rally, the server scores a point and then serves again from the alternate service court.
  • If the receiver wins a rally, the receiver scores a point and becomes the new server. They serve from the appropriate service court – left if their score is odd, and right if it is even.
  • Whenever the serving side wins a rally, the same person serves again (but from the other service court).
  • The players do not change their respective service courts until they win a point when their side is serving.
  • The serve must be hit in an upwards direction, with an underarm hitting action. You are not allowed to play a tennis style serve.
  • The server and the receiver shall stand within diagonally opposite service courts without touching the boundary lines of these service courts.


  • It shall be a “fault”:
  • if, in service, the shuttle:
  • Lands outside the boundaries of the court.
  • Is caught on the net and remains suspended on its top.
  • The server miss the shuttle.
  • Fails to pass over the net.

If, in play, the shuttle:

  • Lands outside the boundaries of the court.
  • Fails to pass over the net.
  • Touches the ceiling.
  • Touches the person or dress of a player.
  • Is hit twice in succession by the same player.

if, in play, a player:

  • Touches the net or its supports with racket.
  • Invades an opponent’s court over the net with racket.
  • Deliberately distracts an opponent by any action such as shouting or making gestures


  • It shall be a  “let” if:
  • “Let” shall be called by the Referee ONLY to halt play.
  • The server serves before the receiver is ready.
  • Shuttle is suspended on top during play.
  • During play, the shuttle disintegrates and the base completely separates from the rest of the shuttle.
  • The referee is unable to make a decision.
  • Any unforeseen or accidental situation has occurred.

When a let occurs, the rally stops and is replayed, without changing score or serving positions.


  • Organizers/coordinators can’t play match in Badminton competition
  • All decisions made by referee are final.

Waiver Form Needs to be Signed


Mahesh Patel
Sanjay Kumar