Badminton can be played with either one player on each team or in doubles with two players on each team.
The sport is played on a court with a net, and players hit the birdie back and forth over the net using racquets.
The racquets used are similar to tennis, but are much lighter and smaller.
The birdie is a cone shaped object that is very light and does not fall to the ground quickly.
In order to win the game, one team must reach 21 points. A point is scored on every serve.
To score a point you must make the birdie land on the ground on the other team's side of the court.
You can also score points when the other team hits the birdie out of bounds or does not hit the birdie over the net.
Whichever team scores the point will serve for the next point.