Do you feel like playing for points but you don’t have a Bailongball field nearby? Compete Mini is an easy to play variation of Bailongball. All you need is a partner, a little space, 2 rackets and a ball.
This is how you score: When your opponent…
- …does not reach your ball or cannot return your ball
- …returns the ball outside your field (demarcation lines are not considered out)
- …does not play the ball in a circular movement
- …stalls while playing the ball
- …stops in the circular movement while playing the ball to change the ball’s direction
- …stands on the demarcation line or stands outside the field while playing the ball
- …plays the ball in a way, that it leaves the racket in a horizontal or descending trajectory
This is how you keep score: Score highest in a game
- You serve the ball by swinging it to your opponent’s field
- Only one player serves during a game
- After every game, the other player is to serve
- Score is kept in steps of 10
- You win a game when scoring 40 points if you lead by at least 20 points (i.e. 40:10 or 40:20)
- If you lead 40:30, you keep playing until one of you leads by 20 points (i.e. 80:60 or 90:70)
- If the score is 90:90, the player scoring the next point, wins the game (i.e. 100:90)
This is how you win: Win the most games and, therefore, the match
- You win the match when scoring 8 games if you lead lead by at least 2 games (i.e. 8:6, etc.)
- If the the score is 7:7, you keep playing until one of you leads by 2 games (i.e. 9:7)
- If the score is 9:9, the player scoring the next game, wins the match (i.e. 10:9)
This is how you prepare your court:
- Mark out the play area:
- You can use masking tape for demarcations on plane (and clean) hard top courts or you can line the fields with rope / mark the corners with stones for grass or gravel surfaces.
- Avoid tripping by choosing plane areas with no obstacles
That is all ? You do not need a net and no other equipment!
You score, now!
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