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 get in touch with your State/Territory Association Court Official Committee who will be able to work with you to start your journey as a Line Judge! You can find your nearest Associations here. Alternatively email the Badminton Australia Officials Committee and we’ll try to help you out