YOA Online Test

YOA Online Test

Prior to attending a Young Official Award course, why don't you test your knowledge of the badminton laws by trying the following questions. Answers are at the bottom – No cheating!

1) What height should the net be for a singles match?
a) 1.51m
b) 1.512m
c) 1.52m
d) 1.524m

2) What height should the net be for a doubles match over the side lines?
a) 1.50m
b) 1.53m
c) 1.55m
d) 1.58m

3) How many feathers should a shuttlecock have?
a) 10
b) 12
c) 14
d) 16

4) If the score becomes 20-all, how many points must a side lead by to win?
a) 1
b) 2
c) 3
d) 4

5) A game is won by the side who reaches how many points first?
a) 18
b) 20
c) 21
d) 23

6) How long is the interval between each game?
a) 60seconds
b) 90 seconds
c) 120 seconds
d) 30 seconds

7) When do players change ends during a match?
a) End of first gamee
b) End of second game
c) When the first side reaches 11 in the third game
d) All of the above

8) If ends are not changed during the match, will the score still stand?
a) Yes
b) No

9) Where in relation to the server’s body should the shuttle be when hit at the start of the serve?
a) Hips
b) Waist
c) Lowest rib
d) Shoulder

10) When does service start?
a) With the first backward movement of the racket
b) When the umpire blows the whistle
c) When the shuttle is placed in position
d) With the first forward movement of the racket

11) In singles which area should the player serve from and receive in, when the server has not scored or they have an even number of points?
a) Right service court
b) Anywhere
c) Left service court
d) Short service line

12) Following on from the previous question, In singles which area should the player servefrom and receive in, when the server has scored an odd number of points?
a) Right service court
b) Anywhere
c) Left service court
d) Short service line

13) If the server wins a rally, where shall they then serve from?
a) The same service court as before
b) Anywhere on court
c) The opposite service court
d) Short service line

14) Which of these is an officiating job?
a) Scoring/Umpiring
b) Line Judging
c) Match Control
d) Service Judging
e) All of the above

15) Who can overrule a wrong call made by a line judge?
a) Umpire
b) Referee
c) Tournament Organiser
d) Another Line Judge

16) Which of these should the Umpire do?
a) Uphold and enforce the Laws of Badminton
b) Appoint or replace line judges or a service judge in consultation with the referee
c) Where an appointed official is unsighted, carry out that official’s duties or play a ‘let’
d) All of the above

17) Who is in overall charge of the tournament/championship?
a) Referee
b) Umpire
c) Line Judge
d) Player

18) It is a fault in service when?
a) The shuttle is caught on the net and remains suspended on its top
b) The shuttle after passing over the net is caught in the net
c) The shuttle is hit by the receiver’s partner
d) All of the above

19) It is not a fault in play when?
a) The shuttle lands outside of the boundaries of the court
b) The shuttle fails to pass over the net
c) The shuttle lands inside of the boundaries
d) The shuttle touches the ceiling or side walls

20) It is a fault in play if the player?
a) Touches the net or its supports with racket, person or dress
b) Invades an opponent’s court under the net with racket or person such that an opponent is obstructed or distracted
c) Deliberately distracts an opponent from making a legal stroke where the shuttle is followed over the net
d) All of the above

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