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What are the objectives of badminton?

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The objective of badminton is for an opposing player to attempt to land the shuttlecock on the opposing player’s side of the court. A point is earned by forcing the opposing side to miss the shuttlecock with their racquet, resulting in it touching the ground. A point is also awarded to one side if the opposing side commits an error.

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What are the objectives of badminton?
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Badminton can be played in singles or doubles. Each side is divided by a net on a rectangular court. Whether in single or double form, each side is allowed to hit the shuttlecock only once. A rally occurs as the shuttlecock is struck back and forth over the net, and one side is awarded a point at the end of a rally. The only exception to this rule is when a let is called. A let is called by a circumstantial disturbance or if the opposing side was not ready for the serve. Despite their similarities, tennis may be more familiar to the public than badminton; both sports use racquets, the use of a forehand and backhand as well as a net separating a rectangle court, but there are rules that make them significantly different. Just like tennis, strength is needed in badminton, but more finesse is needed to hit the shuttlecock due to its conic makeup.

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