Nomads Badminton Club Rules.
The Peg Board System explained.
- It is the responsibility of all members to enforce the overriding policy principle of: ‘equal playing time, varied playing partners and opponents with a fluent mix of sexes and skill levels’.
- The person picking the games must ensure that anyone who has arrived late is included in the game. If this involves an unbalanced mix of players (i.e. 3 men & a lady) the picker may wait a few minutes for other games to finish to get a mixed doubles game. (see next rule!)
- When ever possible the games should be made up of one of the following: 4 men, 4 women or traditional mixed doubles (i.e. not 3 men + 1 lady.)
- Court 1 is only used for warm up/ practice and for those who are waiting to play games only. If you are using this court you must also pay attention to the peg board, to ensure swift change over for all players.
- Players must participate when chosen.
- If players wish to take an extended break from playing, their peg should be removed from the board and placed on the storage rail. When wishing to participate again, their peg is returned to the 'waiting' area (at the back of the queue).
- Should a member find they are consistently playing with the same player(s), please refer to a committee member who will consider how to make alternative player rotations. Under no circumstances should members move pegs to resolve the issue.
- At the discretion of the committee, these guidelines may be varied from time to time to improve rotation.
- Each player has a peg with their name on it. Ladies pegs are coded Black, mens pegs coded Natural Wood.
- Visitor players (new players) will be given a 'Guest' peg until they become members. Guest's must be supervised by experienced players when picking pegs to ensure fair, balanced games.
- On arrival, retrieve your 'name peg' from the storage rail (bottom rail) and place on the slide rail in the `WAITING' area of the board with your name not showing. The only name visible on the 'WAITING TO PLAY' area is the first peg marked 'PICKS' i.e. you should join the end of the queue of players waiting to play (push all pegs to the left on slide rail then put your pegs at the end of the queue).
- Exception to rule 3: If you arrive late then your name must be shown to indicate that you have not yet had a game. This will ensure that the next player to pick the game will include you.
- The first peg on the 'WAITING TO PLAY' slide rail lines up the next 6 pegs and should select three pegs from the top 6 pegs. This is repeated for all courts.
- Exception to Rule 5: If there are any ladies within the top 5 pegs (enough to make a ladies 4 or a mixed doubles game from the top 10 pegs) then they take precedence on picking the next game (If your peg is the first lady peg in line make sure the name is visible). If a lady wishes to have either a mixed doubles, or a ladies 4, then one further lady may be picked from the whole waiting area.
- The picker decides who is playing with who and group the pegs on the 'court' accordingly. I.e. two pairs of pegs on both sides of the court rail. If there are two players that have just played together, talk to each other to try and mix it up!
- When a court is freed up, the first in line marked ‘PICKS’ removes the pegs of those coming off court and places at the end (i.e. furthest right) of the 'WAITING TO PLAY' slide rail. The pegs in the ‘NEXT TO PLAY’ area are then moved up to the freed court. If the committee members feel games are not being mixed up enough, they have the authority to mix up the order of the pegs.
- Continue as from point 5.
- At the end of the evening remove your peg from the pegboard and place it on the storage rail.
- Peg Board Diagram
- Court Numbers Diagram
Tips on how to play your part.
Please do not deviate from these guidelines. It is important that you regularly view the pegboard so you know exactly where you are in the picking order. When it is your turn to pick a game, it’s your job, not only to advise and round up the other 3 players, but, just as importantly, to tell the next person in the ‘waiting to play’ area that they are next to choose. Please do try and attend every week.
New scoring system explained.
The side that first scored 21 points shall win. - The side winning a rally shall add 1 point to its score. - If a score becomes 20-20, the side which scores 2 consecutive points shall win that game. - If the score becomes 29-29, the side that scores the 30th point shall win that game.
If the shuttle hits the ceiling or any other object suspended from the ceiling it is a foul.
|Course of action explantion||Score||Service from L/R service court||Server & receiver||DIAG.||Winner of rally|
|0-0||Right service court. Being the score of the serving side is even.||A serves to C. A and C are the initial server and receiver.||A & B|
|A & B win a point. A & B will change service courts. A serves again from Left service court. C & D will stay in the same service courts.||1-0||Left service court. Being the score of the serving side is odd.||A serves to D||C & D|
|C & D win a point and also right to serve. Nobody will change their respective service courts.||1-1||Left service court. Being the score of the serving side is odd.||D serves to A||A & B|
|A & B win a point and also right to serve. Nobody will change their respective service courts.||2-1||Right service court. Being the score of the serving side is even.||B serves to C||C & D|
|C & D win a point and also right to serve. Nobody will change their respective service courts.||2-2||Right service court. Being the score of the serving side is even.||C serves to B||C & D|
|C & D win a point. C & D will change service courts. C serves from Left service court. A & B will stay in the same service courts.||3-2||Left service court. Being the score of the serving side is odd.||C serves to A||A & B|
|A & B win a point and also right to serve. Nobody will change their respective service courts.||3-3||Left service court. Being the score of the serving side is odd.||A serves to C||A & B|
|A & B win a point. A & B will change service courts. A serves again from Right service court. C & D will stay in the same service courts.||4-3||Right service court. Being the score of the serving side is even.||A serves to D||C & D|
C serves to B, the score is 12 - 7 to C & D & they win the rally. Who serves next and from which side of the court?