Line judges are charged with ensuring that when the shuttle hits the floor during play that an impartial and accurate decision is made on whether the shuttle is ‘in’ or ‘out’. Line Judges are often charged with watching a single path of a line upon the court, e.g. the baseline or sideline, the length of the line will change dependant upon how many judges are available.
The education pathway of a Line Judge is quite clear and once a certain level is attained the line judge will then be required to hold that accreditation for a period of time before being able to move to the next level. An important note is that organisation where the accreditation comes from, Badminton Australia, Badminton Oceania or the Badminton World Federation and therefore the level of competition that a line Judge may officiate at will improve with their accreditation level.
If you would like to become a Line judge please compile the following documentation and get in touch with your State/Territory Association Court Official Committee who will assess your knowledge, experience and qualifications. You can find your nearest Associations here.
- Current Child Safety Check
- Sport Australia – Introductory Level Officiating General Principles
- Play By The Rules – Introduction to the Integrity of Sport
- Play By The Rules – Child Protection
- Play By The Rules – Harassment and Discrimination
- 12 months playing or administration experience in badminton along with a basic knowledge of the rules of badminton