Badminton is a racquet sport played using racquets to hit a shuttlecock across a net. Although it may be played with larger teams, the most common forms of the game are "singles" (with one player per side) and "doubles" (with two players per side). Badminton is often played as a casual outdoor activity in a yard or on a beach; formal games are played on a rectangular indoor court.

How to Play

Points are scored by striking the shuttlecock with the racquet and landing it within the opposing side's half of the court. Each side may only strike the shuttlecock once before it passes over the net. Play ends once the shuttlecock has struck the floor or if a fault has been called by the umpire, service judge, or (in their absence) the opposing side.

The shuttlecock is a feathered or (in informal matches) plastic projectile which flies differently from the balls used in many other sports. In particular, the feathers create much higher drag, causing the shuttlecock to decelerate more rapidly. Shuttlecocks also have a high top speed compared to the balls in other racquet sports. The flight of the shuttlecock gives the sport its distinctive nature.

Sports Associations Details

Chairman

name

Mr. Rohan de Silva

Phones

077 - 7442111


Secretary

name

Mr. Mohan Wijesinghe (Secretary)

Phones

077 - 7292929


Treasurer

name

Mr. Mangala Gamage

Phones

077 - 3004216


Conference / Association Address

Address

Sri Lanka Badminton, Maitland Place, Colombo 07.


Fax No. of the Federation / Association

Fax no

011- 2686264


Conference / Association Telephone No.

phone number

011 2686264


Email

Slbahq@Sltnet.lk