BWF Laws and Regulation Changes

Nov. 30, 2017, 9:23 a.m. (ET)


Following the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Council Meeting on November 17, 2017, the following decisions were made:

1. Laws of Badminton / Amendments to Regulations
The letter below details the decisions of the Council in relation to Laws of Badminton and Regulations.

Click HERE for the BWF letter for more details.

For updated regulations that come into effect immediately, click HERE.

For regulations coming into effect on January 1, 2018, click HERE.


2. Trialing Fixed Service Height – March 1, 2018
The BWF Council is looking into the possibility of a fixed service height for the sport. BWF Council has decided that there will be a trial of a fixed service height Law at all BWF Grade 1 (BWF Major Events except Junior Tournaments), BWF Grade 2 Tournaments (Levels 1-6), and Continental Confederation Championships from March 1, 2018 to the end of the year. Grade 3 Tournaments will not test the fixed service height law at this time.

Click HERE  for the letter for more details.